Hockey Canada announced Friday that Team Canada forward Jaden Schwartz (Wilcox, Sask./St. Louis, NHL) will miss the remainder of the 2018 IIHF World Championship with an upper-body injury.
The 25-year-old was representing Canada for the second time at the IIHF World Championship, having also competed in 2013. Schwartz is a two-time member of Canada’s National Junior Team, winning a bronze medal in 2012 and a silver medal in 2011. He also captured a gold medal with Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team at the 2009 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament. In eight tournament games at this year’s World Championship, Schwartz registered four assists and a +6 plus/minus rating.
Canada’s next game is Saturday, May 19 when it meets Switzerland in the semi-final at 1:15 p.m. ET / 10:15 a.m. PT. The bronze- and gold-medal games will take place on Sunday, May 20.
TSN and RDS, Hockey Canada’s official broadcast partners, along with TSN Radio are carrying all Canada’s games; check your local listings for schedule and network details.
Canada is on a quest for its third gold medal in four years, winning back-to-back in 2015 and 2016. Since 1931, Canada has won the world championship 20 times – not counting the years when the gold-medallist at the Olympic Winter Games was also considered world champion. Canada has also collected 12 silver and six bronze medals in that timespan.