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Canada to Face USA in 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship Semi-Finals
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January 1, 2007
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LEKSAND, SWE – Canada’s National Junior Team will face USA in the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship semi-finals on Wednesday, January 3rd.  The Canada/USA semi-final will be broadcast live on TSN/RDS and on The Fan Radio Network (check local listings) at 10:00 am (ET)/ 4:00 pm local.  

The other semi-final will have Russia taking on Sweden.

In quarter-final action on Tuesday, USA advanced to face Canada in the semi-finals on the strength of a 6-3 win over Finland while Sweden advanced to face Russia with a 5-1 win over the Czech Republic.

Wednesday, January 3 2007 – Semi-final Schedule

10:00 am (ET)/ 16:00 pm (local) | CANADA vs. USA | Leksand

13:30 pm (ET)/ 19:30 pm (local) | Russia vs. Sweden | Leksand

All of Canada’s games at the World Junior Championship will be broadcast live on TSN and RDS, the official broadcasters of Hockey Canada, as well as on The Fan Radio Network (check local listings). 

IMPORTANT NOTE TO MEDIA – For phone interview requests, contact Team Media Relations Manager André Brin.  Phone interview requests should be made in advance (by e-mail or phone) to assist in coordinating these requests within the team’s media obligations on-site as well the team’s schedule.  Media requests on-site will be given priority. Depending on times, live interviews may be difficult to coordinate around the team’s schedule and the time difference. Please take note of the time difference as you make your requests. Sweden is six hours ahead of Eastern Time, i.e. if it is 12:00 p.m. ET, it is 6:00 p.m. in Sweden.   

CONTACT INFORMATION FOR TEAM CANADA MEDIA RELATIONS MANAGER ANDRE BRIN:

E-mail: abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Cell Phone: 011 46 76 813 4844

RETURN FLIGHT ITINERARY – A detailed itinerary of return flights for members of Canada’s National Junior Team will be released on Thursday, January 4th.  Players and staff members will be returning to Canada and to their respective hometowns or club teams on Saturday, January 6th.

For further information on Canada’s National Junior Team, the World Junior Championship and Hockey Canada’s Program of Excellence, visit Hockey Canada’s official website, at www.hockeycanada.ca


For more information:

André Brin
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557
abrin@hockeycanada.ca

Francis Dupont
Manager, Media Relations/Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4564
fdupont@hockeycanada.ca

Jason LaRose
Manager, Content Services
Hockey Canada
403-777-4553
jlarose@hockeycanada.ca

Kristen Lipscombe
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427
klipscombe@hockeycanada.ca

Keegan Goodrich
Coordinator, Media
Hockey Canada
403-284-6484
kgoodrich@hockeycanada.ca

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