Canada's National Men's Under-18 Team to Play for Bronze at 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World U18 Championship
April 20, 2012

BRNO, Czech Republic – Canada’s National Men’s Under-18 Team will play for bronze at the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World U18 Championship, after dropping a 2-1 decision to the United States Friday.

Gemel Smith had the lone goal for Canada which fell to the United States by a goal in the semifinal at the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World U18 Championship for the second straight year.

Canada will play the Finland in Brno on Sunday, April 22 at 6 a.m. ET/3 a.m. PT, a game which can be seen live on TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcasters (check your local listings).

Canada is attempting to win its fourth medal at the IIHF Ice Hockey World U18 Championship, having won gold in 2003 in Yaroslavl, Russia, and 2008 in Kazan, Russia while winning silver in 2005 in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic.

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For more information:

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


Morgan Bell
Manager, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-284-6427 / 403-669-1261 (mobile)


Esther Madziya
Coordinator, Media Relations
Hockey Canada


Spencer Sharkey
Coordinator, Communications
Hockey Canada
403-777-4567 / 905-906-5327 (mobile)


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