It is a certainty that a Canadian team will play for the gold medal at the World Junior A Challenge in Yarmouth on Sunday evening.
But what will be decided Friday night is which Canadian team it will be.
After shutting out the Czech Republic 4-0 in the second quarter-final game at the Mariners Centre on Thursday, Canada East advances to the semi-finals where they will meet Canada West, who got a bye to the semi-final game after going 2-0 in the preliminary round.
Whichever Canadian team emerges victorious from the semi-final game will face the victor of a USA-Switzerland semi-final game being played at 4 p.m. on Friday. The puck will drop on the Canada West-Canada East game at 7:30 p.m.
While the winners of these semi-finals playing for gold on Sunday evening, the defeated teams will play for bronze on Saturday evening.
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First Period Goals:
15:05 CAN E 16 Troy Josephs (17 Michael Neville, 19 Matt Buckles) PP
07:56 CZE 29 Jakub Illes (Interference)
13:23 CZE 4 Martin Kokes (Boarding)
17:44 CAN E 26 Justin Danforth (Boarding)
18:42 CZE 13 Jakub Vrana (Tripping)
Second Period Goals:
01:35 CAN E 5 Mike Crocock (23 Christian Weidauer)
18:34 CAN E 22 Shane Conacher (18 Blaine Byron, 8 Jared Walsh) PP
17:26 CZE 17 Roman Prikryl (Hooking)
19:27 CZE 4 Martin Kokes (Holding)
Third Period Goals:
06:47 CAN E 22 Shane Conacher (8 Jared Walsh, 11 Dalen Hedges) PP
05:08 CZE 4 Martin Kokes (Delay of Game)
15:39 CAN E 11 Dalen Hedges (Hooking)