Gold Medal Winning Canadian Team to Return Home from 2003 IIHF World Under-18 Hockey Championship on April 24, 2003
April 23, 2003

YAROSLAVL, RUSSIA – Canada’s National Under-18 Team returns home on Thursday, after capturing a gold medal in it’s second participation in the IIHF World Under 18 Hockey Championship, that was held in Yaroslavl, Russia. Canada secured the gold medal defeating Slovakia 3-0 on Tuesday.

Canada’s National Under-18 Team was made up of players born in 1985, not involved in the playoffs in the CHL, university or Junior “A” leagues when the team was named on April 4th.

The team will arrive in Toronto and Montreal on Monday, April 24th from Frankfurt at 3:15 pm (Eastern) on Air Canada flight 873 at Terminal 1 in Toronto and at 11:30 am (Eastern) in Montreal on Air Canada flight 875. Most of the players and staff will be connecting from there on to their final destinations that are listed below. All times listed are local.

Final destination Flight # Arrival Time Players, staff
Toronto, ON AC 873 3:15 pm Paul Bissonnette, Geoff Platt, Anthony Stewart, Daniel Carcillo, B.J. Crombeen, Jamie Tardif, Ryan Munce, Doug Stacey, Jim Rooney
Montreal, QC AC 875 11:30 am Alexandre Bolduc, Blair Mackasey, Pascal Vincent (Asst. coach)
Quebec City, QC AC 8716 2:20 pm Steve Bernier, Patrick Coulombe, Marc-Antoine Pouliot, Dany Roussin
Regina, SK AC 1127 8:58 pm Brennan Chapman, Ryan Getzlaf,, Dr Rizqi Ibrahim,
Calgary, AB AC 127 7:13 pm Jeremy Colliton, Denis Hainault (Dir. High Performance, Ron Pyette (Coord. High Performance), Ryan Jankowski (Video coach), Brad
Saskatoon, SK AC 1127 10:18 pm Mike Green
London, ON AC 7721 6:00 pm Jeff Carter
Halifax, NS AC 174 3:44 pm Stephen Dixon
Winnipeg MB AC 6041 7:35 pm Rejean Beauchemin
Edmonton, AB AC 159 7:07 pm Shawn Belle
Portland, USA AC 8158 9:45 pm Braydon Coburn
Vancouver, BC AC 115 7:17 pm Brent Seabrook
Charlottetown, PEI AC 8847 5:20 pm Mike Kelly (Head Coach)
Calgary, AB AC 845 3:40 pm Jeff Lang (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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