STOCKHOLM, Sweden – Canada’s National Men’s Team will play Sweden in the quarter-finals at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship on Thursday, May 16. The winner of the Canada/Sweden quarter-final will face the winner of the Finland/Slovakia quarter-final in the semifinals on Saturday, May 18 (10:15 a.m. ET/7:15 a.m. PT) in Stockholm.
Canada had a record of four wins, one overtime win and one overtime loss record in the preliminary round, good for 18 points, which ranked second in its group. Sweden finished third with 15 points (five wins, two losses). All of Canada’s games at the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship are broadcast live by TSN and RDS, the official broadcasters of Hockey Canada. Check local listings for the broadcast time in your area.
2013 IIHF ICE HOCKEY WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP QUARTER-FINAL SCHEDULE
1 p.m. local/ 6 a.m. ET QF1 Russia (H2) vs. United States (H3) Helsinki, Finland
2:45 p.m. local/ 10:45 a.m. ET QF2 Switzerland (S1) vs. Czech Republic (S4) Stockholm, Sweden
6:30 p.m. local/ 11:30 a.m. ET QF3 Finland (H1) vs. Slovakia (H4) Helsinki, Finland
8:15 p.m. local/ 2:15 p.m. ET QF4 Canada (S2) vs. Sweden (S3) Stockholm, Sweden
Hockey Canada, along with Canada’s National Men’s Team executive director Steve Yzerman, also announced that it has added a 25th and final player to its roster. Yzerman announced the addition of forward Jaden Schwartz (Wilcox, Sask./St. Louis, NHL), as an alternate forward. Schwartz was Canada’s captain at the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship, and just completed his rookie campaign with the Blues.
Canada now has 25 players on its roster, including three goaltenders nine defencemen and 13 forwards.
Hockey Canada’s National Men’s Team management group is comprised of Yzerman (Nepean, Ont./Tampa Bay, NHL), along with Doug Armstrong (Sarnia, Ont./St. Louis, NHL), Ken Holland (Vernon, B.C./Detroit, NHL), Kevin Lowe (Lachute, Que./Edmonton, NHL), Bob Nicholson (Penticton, B.C./Hockey Canada) and Brad Pascall (Coquitlam, B.C./Hockey Canada). Peter Chiarelli (Ottawa, Ont./Boston, NHL) is serving in an advisory capacity.
The management group is overseeing all operations for Canada’s National Men’s Team at the world championship, including staff selection, player identification and selection as well as team operations. Hockey Canada’s senior director of national teams and hockey operations, Scott Salmond, oversees team logistics, working closely with the management group.
Head coach Lindy Ruff (Warburg, Alta.) leads the coaching staff, along with assistant coaches Doug Shedden (Wallaceburg, Ont./EV Zug, SUI), Dave Tippett (Moosomin, Sask./Phoenix, NHL) and Barry Trotz (Dauphin, Man./Nashville, NHL).
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