ORANGEVILLE, ON – Hockey Canada and the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) announced on Sunday that forward Dana Tyrell (Airdrie, AB/Prince George, WHL) will be unable to participate in the upcoming 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship after suffering a knee injury in a pre-competition game on Friday, December 19 against Sweden. Forward Evander Kane (Vancouver, BC/Vancouver, WHL) has been added to Canada’s National Junior Team roster.
Tyrell, who has represented Canada on one previous occasion, at the 2007 Canada-Russia Super Series, will be returning home on December 21.
Kane, 17, was a member of Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team at the 2008 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka in August, helping Canada win a gold medal. He will join the team in Ontario on the afternoon of December 21.
Canada will play its first game of the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship on Boxing Day, December 26, versus the Czech Republic.
TSN, TSN HD and TSN.ca, along with RDS, RDS HD and RDS.ca have live coverage of the 2009 IIHF World Junior Championship, airing December 26 to January 5 from Ottawa. Twelve Pool B games are available on Rogers television stations in Ontario.
Team Canada games will also be broadcast LIVE on The FAN Radio Network (check local listings).
Canada has medaled at 10 consecutive IIHF World Junior Championships, including gold medal performances in 2008, 2007, 20, silver medals in 2004, 2003, 20, and bronze medals in 20.