CALGARY, Alta. –Canada’s National Junior Team will play for a bronze medal at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, after losing 6-5 to Russian in the semi-finals on Tuesday.
Canada will now face Finland for bronze on Thursday, January 5 at 1:30 p.m. MT at the Saddledome in Calgary, Alta.
Canada fell behind 6-1 through forty minutes, but mounted a huge comeback in the third period closing to within one goal of tying the game with five minutes to play. However, Russia held on for the win, handing Canada its first semi-final loss since 2001. Canada had appeared in a tournament record 10 consecutive gold medal games at the IIHF World Junior Championship
Sweden, meanwhile, advanced to face Russia in the gold medal game with a 3-2 shootout win over Finland in the other semifinal on Tuesday afternoon.
All of Canada’s games at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship are broadcast live on TSN/RDS across Canada, as well as on The FAN Radio Network. Check your local listings for broadcast details in your area, and for a broadcast schedule.
For more information on the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, please visit www.HockeyCanada.ca/2012juniors, or follow along via social media at www.facebook.com/worldjuniors and www.twitter.com/hc_wjc.