National Junior Team Returns Home on Wednesday, January 5
January 4, 2005

GRAND FORKS, ND – Canada’s National Junior team, who is playing Russia in the gold medal game of the 2005 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship on Tuesday, January 4th at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT on TSN/RDS and the FAN radio network, will be returning home to their hometowns/club teams on Wednesday, January 5, 2005.

To best facilitate media requests on-site in Grand Forks after the game on Jan. 4th, we are including the airport arrival itinerary for Team Canada’s players and staff for January 5th, and where and when they may be available for interviews upon arriving to their club team/hometown.

Please note: All flights listed are subject to change time/date, and subject to flight delays and last minute changes. There will be no ‘formal’ press conferences at any of the arrival airports, but players and staff will be available to media. After Canada’s game on January 4th, Team Canada will bus to Winnipeg (estimated arrival in Winnipeg will be after 2am CT).  There will be NO media availability upon the team’s arrival in Winnipeg in the early morning hours of January 5th. The players and staff will fly out of Winnipeg airport on January 5th, as per the flight schedule below.  Media in Winnipeg may come to the Winnipeg airport prior to player’s departure times, but please respect the amount of time needed for check-in and security for the players departing.


Calgary Connections – AC8501 at 8:18 – Seabrook and MacArthur
AC8505 at 4:58 – Dawes
Toronto Connections – AC252 at 12:30 – Stewart and Hulton
AC254 at 12:50 – Perry, Carter, Syvret, Bergeron and Dixon
Vancouver Connections – AC295 at 11:15 – Weber
Montreal Connections – AC288 at 11:43 – Crosby

Player/Joeur Depart/départ Final Destination/ destination finale Arrival Time (local)/ heure local d'arrivée Flight #/vol no
Brent Seabrook 7:00 Lethridge 10:34 AC7231
Clarke MacArthur 7:00 Medicine Hat 14:03 AC 7243
Anthony Stewart 7:10 Kingston 13:24 AC 7838
Sidney Crosby 8:00 Mont Joli 15:28 AC 8964
Rejean Beauchemin 8:15 Regina 9:59 AC 8345
Jeremy Colliton 8:15 Regina 9:59 AC 8345
Ryan Getzlaf 8:15 Regina 9:59 AC 8345
Shea Weber 8:50 Kelowna 12:05 AC 286
Shawn Belle 9:05 Pasco 1:14 UA 6723
Braydon Coburn 9:20 Saskatoon 10:43 AC 8481
Corey Perry 9:25 London 14:45 AC 7713
Danny Syvret 9:25 London 14:45 AC 7713
Patrice Bergeron 9:25 Providence 15:43 AC 7412
Michael Richards 9:25 Toronto 12:50 AC 254
Stephen Dixon 9:25 Halifax 17:05 AC 612
Jeff Carter 9:25 Sault Ste Marie 15:33 AC 7791
Andrew Ladd 9:45 Vancouver 10:45 WJ 207
Dion Phaneuf 11:00 Calgary 12:05 WJ 659
Jeff Glass 11:00 Calgary 12:05 WJ 659
Colin Fraser 11:00 Calgary 12:05 WJ 659
Nigel Dawes (Jan 6) 17:30 Cranbrook 18:19 AC 7253
Brent Sutter 11:00 am Calgary 12:05 pm WJ 659
Jim Hulton 1:24 pm Kingston 10:35 am AC 7838
Peter DeBoer 9:25 am Toronto 12:50 pm AC 254
Blair Mackasey 8:00 am Montreal 11:43 am AC 288

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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