Canada Captures Bronze at World Junior Hockey Championship in Sweden With Shoot-Out Victory Over USA; National Junior Team Returns Home on January 5, 2000
January 4, 2000

SKELLEFTEA, SWEDEN - Canada finished the 2000 World Junior Championship with a 4-3 shootout win on Tuesday against rivals Team USA, capturing a bronze medal. Over the past 11 World Junior Championships, Canada has won a total of 9 medals: seven gold, one silver and one bronze. Team Canada's players and staff will be returning to Canada on Wednesday, .

Due to the National Junior Team's travel schedule and to best facilitate media requests in Sweden as well as from Canada, telephone interviews with players and staff from the hotel in Sweden will be limited. We are therefore including the airport arrival itinerary for the players and staff, and where and when they will be available for interviews upon arriving in Canada.

Air Canada, premier sponsor and official airline of the CHA, will be transporting Canada's National Junior Team from Frankfurt on , Air Canada flight 873, which is scheduled to arrive in Toronto, ON (Pearson, Terminal 2 at 3:30 PM (ET). Players and staff should be available for interviews at the Toronto airport, time permitting, before boarding connecting flights.

Listed below is the flight arrival locations and time for players and staff AFTER connecting out of Toronto on AC 873. All the arrival times listed below are local times.

Flight information Arrival time Arrival location Player(s) at final destination
Flight AC 8849 from Halifax 9:50 pm Charlottetown, PEI Brad Richards
Flight AC 1927 from Calgary 10:00 pm Medicine Hat, AB Jay Bouwmeester
Flight AC 422 from Toronto 7:10 pm Montreal, QC Joé Rullier, Mike Ribeiro, Brandon Reid
Flight AC 462 from Toronto 6 :59 pm Ottawa, ON Claude Julien
Flight AC 135 from Toronto 9 :15 pm Edmonton, AB Tyler Bouck
Flight AC 145 from Toronto 9 :16 pm Calgary, AB Matt Kinch, Chris Nielsen, Dean Clark (Asst. Coach), Steve McCarthy, Jay Bouwmeester,Tom Renney, Denis Hainault
Flight AC 1907 from Calgary 12 :20 am+1 Cranbrook, BC Steve McCarthy
Flight AC 520 from Toronto 9 :00 pm Québec, QC Maxime Ouellet, Éric Chouinard
Flight AC 630 from Toronto 01 :39 am+1 St. John's, NF Michael Ryder
Flight AC 153 from Toronto 11 :45 pm Regina, SK Barret Jackman, Jamie Lundmark
Flight AC 157 from Toronto 11 :58 pm Saskatoon, SK Todd McLellan (Asst. Coach), Corey Young (Athletic therapist)

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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