Quarter-final duel between Canada and the Czech Republic at 7pm on Saturday at RDS and RDS Direct.
Canada begins the playoff round of the World Junior Hockey Championship by facing the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals tonight.
With a 4-0 record, Andrei Tourigni’s forces finished the first round of Group A, while the Czech Republic (4-2) finished fourth in Group B.
The duo will face the winner of the quarter-final match between Slovakia and the United States in the semi-finals. The other quarterfinals will pit Russia against Germany, with Sweden having a date with Finland.
The tournament semi-finals will be held on Monday and the final on Tuesday.
Alex Newhook will be Canada’s frontrunner in the final round-robin game against Finland after a clash with the Czechs over a shoulder injury. He did not train on Friday and his existence is uncertain. If Newhook fails to play, Connor should get more play time after using issue 13E Attacker.
The Czech Republic is looking for the first medal since winning the bronze medal in 2005.