Canada's National Men's Under-18 Team to Play for Bronze Medal at 2009 IIHF World Under-18 Championship
April 17, 2009

FARGO, N.D. – Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team will play for the bronze medal at the 2009 IIHF World Under-18 Championship after a 2-1 loss in its semifinal against the United States on Friday night.

Canada will face Finland for bronze on Sunday afternoon. The bronze medal game is scheduled for 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT and will be broadcast live on TSN and RIS. Check your local listings for broadcast times in your area.

On Friday, Dylan Olsen (Calgary, Alta./Camrose, AJHL) scored Canada’s lone goal, converting on a second-period power play. Canadian netminder Michael Zador (Toronto, Ont./Oshawa, OHL) made 42 saves, 19 of them in the third period. Despite the loss, Canada will play for a medal for the seventh time in eight appearances all-time at the IIHF World Under-18 Championship.

The gold medal game between the United States and Russia will be shown live on TSN2 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT and tape delayed to 11:30 p.m. ET/8:30 p.m. PT on TSN and 3 p.m. ET/noon PT on Monday on RDS. Check your local listings for broadcast times in your area.



Canada’s players and staff are scheduled to arrive at various destinations on Monday. Following are the arrival times for the players and staff at their final destinations. NOTE: All times listed are local times.

Regina, Sask. / NW 1845 / 10:09 a.m.

Garrett Mitchell

Winnipeg, Man. / NW 3611 / 10:28 a.m.

Al Murray (Head Scout)

Saskatoon, Sask. / NW 1845 / 11:51 a.m.

Duane Bartley (Athletic Therapist)

Portland, Ore. / NW 0593 / 1:06 p.m.

Mike Johnston (Head Coach)

Calgary, Alta. / NW 1543 / 1:16 p.m.

Landon Ferraro, Dylan Olsen

Edmonton, Alta. / NW 1019 / 1:17 p.m.

Roger Castle (Education Co-Ordinator)

Toronto, Ont. / NW 2883 / 1:19 p.m.

Peter Holland, Steve Spott (Assistant Coach), Troy Smith (Video Coordinator), Ron Tugnutt (Goaltending Consultant)

Saskatoon, Sask. / United 6306 / 1:55 p.m.

Brayden McNabb

Toronto, Ont. / AC 7942 / 2:00 p.m.

Tim Rindlisbacher (Team Doctor), Michael Zador

Winnipeg, Man. / UA 6403 / 2:16 p.m.

Cody Eakin, Byron Froese

Toronto, Ont. / UA 0578 / 3:58 p.m.

Kyle Clifford, Taylor Doherty, Joey Hishon, John McFarland, Bryce O’Hagan, Ryan O’Reilly, Ethan Werek

Saskatoon, Sask. / WJ 107 / 4:02 p.m.

Stefan Elliott, Curtis Hamilton

Ottawa, Ont. / AC 0456 / 4:10 p.m.

Erik Gudbranson

Ottawa, Ont. / UA 7596 / 4:36 p.m.

Calvin de Haan

Ottawa, Ont. / US 3490 / 5:08 p.m.

Simon Després

Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. / AC 7793 / 5:47 p.m.

Gerry Liscumb Jr. (Media Relations)

Prince George, B.C. / AC 8207 / 6:05 p.m.

Brett Connolly

Windsor, Ont. / AC 7759 / 7:19 p.m.

Zack Kassian

Toronto, Ont. / UA 0640 / 11:30 p.m.

Brian Miller (Equipment Manager)

For more information:

Lisa Dornan
Director, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4557 / 403-510-7046 (mobile)


Morgan Bell
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


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