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)
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