HELSINKI, FINLAND – Canada’s National Junior team, which has a perfect 4-0 record and finished in first place of ‘Group B’ at the 2004 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship, will play the Czech Republic on Saturday, January 3 at 8:00 am ET/ 5:00 am PT in one of the semi-final match-ups. Canada’s game will be broadcast LIVE on TSN/RDS, the official broadcaster of Hockey Canada, and on the radio on the FAN radio network (check local listings). TSN/RDS will have a pre-game show beginning at 7:30am ET/ 4:30am PT.
USA will take on Finland in the other semi-final game on January 3, which will take place at 12:00 noon ET / 9:00am PT. TSN/RDS will also broadcast LIVE this semi-final match-up, check local listings.
The winning team from both semi-final games on will move to the gold medal game, which will take place on Monday, at 12:00noon ET / 9:00 am PT, while the losing teams will play in the bronze medal game on Monday, at 8:00 am ET/ 5:00am PT.
This will be the second time that Canada has played the Czech Republic at this year’s World Junior Hockey Championship, beating them 5-2 on Dec. 31 in a round-robin match-up. Since 1994, Canada’s all-time record versus the Czech Republic at the World Junior Hockey Championship is: 8 games played with six wins, no losses and two ties.