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Team Canada Return Flight Information for Players and Staff on January 6
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January 3, 2011
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BUFFALO, N.Y. – Canada's National Junior Team has advanced to the gold medal game at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship after defeating the United States 4-1 in semifinal action on Monday.  

Curtis Hamilton (Kelowna, B.C./Saskatoon, WHL) and Quinton Howden (Oak Bank, Man./Moose Jaw, WHL) scored first-period goals, Ryan Johansen (Port Moody, B.C./Portland, WHL) scored in the second and Zack Kassian (LaSalle, Ont./Windsor, OHL) rounded it out in the third as Canada outshot the Americans 41-23. Mark Visentin (Waterdown, Ont./Niagara, OHL) made 22 saves in goal, picking up his third win of the tournament.

The gold medal game between Canada and Russia is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT on Wednesday, January 5, at HSBC Arena. The game will mark Canada’s 10th consecutive appearance in the gold medal game at the IIHF World Junior Championship.

The U.S. and Sweden will face off in the bronze medal game on Wednesday, starting at 3:30 p.m. ET/12:30 p.m. PT.

Both games will be broadcast live on TSN, RDS, TSN.ca and The Fan Radio Network. Check your local listings for times in your area.

SCHEDULE - 2011 IIHF WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP MEDAL ROUND

Wednesday,

Bronze medal game 3:30 p.m. ET USA vs. SWE HSBC Arena (Buffalo, N.Y)

Gold medal game  7:30 p.m. ET  CAN vs. RUS    HSBC Arena (Buffalo, N.Y)

NOTE TO MEDIA: Please note that telephone interviews with players and staff will be limited during the medal round, due to the team schedule and numerous media requests on site. Send your requests for interviews well 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.

RETURN FLIGHT INFORMATION FOR TEAM CANADA MEMBERS FOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 6

Flights are listed alphabetically by final destination and all flight information listed with local times.

Toronto-area players will not be on flights. Acadie-Bathurst, N.B.    5:30 p.m. (AC 8740)  Olivier Roy

Belleville, Ont.   TBD    George Burnett

Calgary, Alta.   TBD    Scott Salmond

Colorado Springs, Colo.  1:24 p.m. (UA 5931)  Jaden Schwartz

Charlottetown, P.E.I.  6:57 p.m. (AC 106)  Kevin Elliott

Duluth, Minn.   2:29 p.m. (UA 5931)  Dylan Olsen

Kelowna, B.C. 2:27 p.m. (AC 5295)  Ryan Huska

Kelowna, B.C.  6:04 p.m. (AC 121)  Tyson Barrie, Quinton Howden

Kingston, Ont. 2:42 p.m. (AC 7366)  Erik Gudbranson

Kitchener, Ont. TBD   Dan Lebold

London, Ont. TBD   Doug Stacey

Mississauga, Ont. TBD   Dave Cameron, Casey Cizikas

Moncton, N.B. 5:19 p.m. (AC 106)  Serge Leblanc

Montreal, Que. 1:13 p.m. (AC 410)  Sean Couturier, Simon Després, Louis Leblanc,

André Tourigny

Niagara, Ont. TBD   Mark Visentin

Oshawa, Ont. TBD   Calvin de Haan

Pasco, Wash. 4:36 p.m. (UA 5931)  Carter Ashton

Peterborough, Ont. TBD   Ron Tugnutt  

Portland, Ore.     3:53 p.m. (UA 7556)       Ryan Johansen

Prince George, B.C.    6:33 p.m. (AC 8207)    Brett Connolly

Regina, Sask.     3:10 p.m. (AC 1115)    Cody Eakin

Saskatoon, Sask.    2:35 p.m. (AC 8841)      Curtis Hamilton

Saskatoon, Sask.    6:45 p.m. (AC 1125)      Derek Blais

Spokane, Wash.    3:56 p.m. (Delta 3134)     Jared Cowan

Sudbury, Ont.      1:55 p.m. (AC 7811)      Marcus Foligno

Toronto, Ont.       TBD       Tim Rindlisbacher

Vancouver, B.C.    4:07 p.m. (AC 109)     Ben Cooper

Windsor, Ont.     1:17 p.m. (AC 7753)     Ryan Ellis, Zack Kassian

Winnipeg, Man.     2:57 p.m. (AC 263)   Brayden Schenn


For more information:

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

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