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WORLD JUNIOR

Canada downs stubborn Switzerland, faces Finland in semi 0

By Terry Koshan, Toronto Sun

Canada's Curtis Lazar (26) celebrates his goal against Switzerland with teammates Griffin Reinhart (8), Nic Petan and Matt Dumba (L) during the third period of their IIHF World Junior Championship ice hockey game in Malmo, Sweden, January 2, 2014.    (REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk)

Canada's Curtis Lazar (26) celebrates his goal against Switzerland with teammates Griffin Reinhart (8), Nic Petan and Matt Dumba (L) during the third period of their IIHF World Junior Championship ice hockey game in Malmo, Sweden, January 2, 2014. (REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk)

Canada will play for a medal at the 2014 world junior championship.

We’ll have to wait until the semifinals are done on Saturday to learn whether it will be gold or bronze.

Canada beat Switzerland 4-1 on Thursday in a quarterfinal, sending home a stubborn Swiss team that had no interest in giving up much.

In one of two semis, Canada will face Finland, which erased a 3-1 deficit to beat the Czech Republic 5-3 in a quarterfinal.

Russia, thanks to a 5-3 win versus the United States, will play Sweden, which beat Slovakia 6-0, in the other semifinal.

The winner of the semis will meet to contest gold on Sunday; the losers will play for bronze.


Ottawa Sun

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