UFA, Russia – Canada’s National Junior Team will play in the bronze medal game at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship after losing 5-1 to the United States in semifinal action on Thursday in Ufa.
Canada will face Russia in the bronze medal game on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 3 p.m. local/4 a.m. ET. The United States will face Sweden for the gold medal at 7 p.m. local/8 a.m. ET.
In Thursday’s semifinal, Ty Rattie (Airdrie, Alta./Portland, WHL) scored the lone goal for Canada, which fell in the semifinals at the IIHF World Junior Championship for the second year in a row. Malcolm Subban (Toronto, Ont./Belleville, OHL) and Jordan Binnington (Richmond Hill, Ont./Owen Sound, OHL) shared the duties in the Canadian goal; Subban made 12 saves, while Binnington finished with 25 stops.
All of Canada’s games at the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship are broadcast LIVE by TSN/RDS. Check your local listings, www.tsn.ca or www.rds.ca for details in your area.
Canada has medalled at 14 consecutive IIHF World Junior Championships, including gold medal performances in 2005, 2006, 2007, 20, silver medals in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 20 and bronze medals in 2000, 20.
NOTE TO MEDIA: Phone interviews after the game will be limited, as the team has a very early return flight on Jan. 6. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com in advance, and they will try to accommodate as many requests as they can. Priority access will be given to media on site prior to doing any phone interviews.
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