Canada's National Junior Team Qualifies for The Semifinals Where It Will Face USA at 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship
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January 3, 2011
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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Canada’s National Junior Team has advanced to the semifinals at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship after a 4-1 win over Switzerland in Sunday’s quarter-final.

in the second period, as Canada went on to a 4-1 win over Switzerland. Ryan Johansen (Port Moody, B.C./Portland, WHL), Louis Leblanc (Kirkland, Que./Montreal, QMJHL) and Zack Kassian (LaSalle, Ont./Windsor, OHL) scored Canada’s other goals. Goaltender Mark Visentin made 21 saves, recording his second win of the tournament.

Casey Cizikas (Mississauga, Ont./Mississauga St. Michael’s, OHL) broke a 1-1 tie 

The Canada vs. United States semifinal is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on Monday, January 3 at HSBC Arena.   

The other semifinal will see Sweden taking on Russia at 3:30 p.m. ET/11:30 a.m. PT on Monday, January 3 at HSBC Arena. In Sunday’s second quarter-final, Russia defeated Finland 4-3 in overtime to advance to the semifinals

All medal round games will be shown live on TSN and RDS, as well as on The Fan Radio Network. Check your local listings for broadcast times in your area.

SCHEDULE - 2011 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP MEDAL ROUND

Monday, – Semifinals
3:30 p.m. ET                 SWE vs. RUS                   HSBC Arena (Buffalo, N.Y.)
7:30 p.m. ET                 USA vs. CAN                   HSBC Arena (Buffalo, N.Y.)

Wednesday, – Medal Games
3:30 p.m. ET                 Bronze medal game       HSBC Arena (Buffalo, N.Y)
7:30 p.m. ET                 Gold medal game          HSBC Arena (Buffalo, N.Y)

NOTE TO MEDIA: Please note that telephone interviews with players and staff will be very limited during the medal round due to the team schedule and numerous media requests on site. Send your requests for interviews in advance to abrin@hockeycanada.ca and fdupont@hockeycanada.ca. We will do our best to accommodate these requests. This process will apply for the rest of the tournament.

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)
ldornan@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

   
Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
mbell@hockeycanada.ca
Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
emadziya@hockeycanada.ca
   
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