PIESTANY, SLOVAKIA - Canada's National Under 18 Team returns home on Monday, after finishing 6th in it's first ever participation in the IIHF World Under 18 Hockey Championship, that was held in Piestany, Slovakia. Canada closed out the final round with a 5-3 loss against Belarus on Sunday to finish the Championship with a 3-5 record.
Canada's National Under 18 Team was made up of players born in 1984, not involved in the playoffs in either the CHL, university or Junior "A" leagues when the team was named on April 4th.
The team will arrive in Toronto on Monday, April 22nd from Frankfurt at 3:15 pm (Eastern) on Air Canada flight 873 at Terminal 2. Most of the players and staff will be connecting from there on to their final destinations that are listed below. All times listed are local.
Final destination Flight info Arrival Time Players, staff
Toronto, ON AC 873 3:15 pm André Benoit, Ryan Card, Ben Eager, Adam Henrich, Eric Staal. Luc LeBlanc (Athletic Therapist)
Montreal, QC AC 6034 6:31 pm Sébastien Courcelles, Michaël Lambert
Montreal, QC AC 436 6:41 pm Louis-Philippe Martin, Richard Liboiron (Asst. Coach)
Windsor, ON AC 1248 7:05 pm Brett Trudell, Dr. Roy Diklich (Team Doctor)
Bagotville, QC AC 8690 8:05 pm Pierre-Marc Bouchard, Rosario Ruggeri
Regina, SK AC 1128 8:59 pm Josh Harding, Chris Schlenker, Bobby Lowes (Asst. coach), Barry Trapp (Dir., Scouting)
Calgary, AB AC 145 9:37 pm Mike Pelino (Head coach), Ryan Jankowski (Video Coach), Scott Salmond (Team Leader), Jeff Lang (Equipment Manager), André Brin (Media Relations)
Kamloops, BC AC 8196 9:55 pm Jarret Lukin
Saskatoon, SK AC 1127 10:10 pm Ryan Keller
Prince George, BC AC 8548 10:10 pm Jon Filewich
Calgary, AB AC 6077 10:28 pm John Boychuk, Mike Egener, Brett O'Malley
Moncton, NB AC 658 10:43 pm James Sanford
Val d'Or, QC AC 8767 10:44 pm Maxime Daigneault
*Dylan Stanley is returning to Tri-Cities, USA. His flight arrives in Pascoe, WA at 11:19 pm.