Canada to face U.S. for bronze at world hockey championship

Canada was looking to play in the gold medal game for a fourth straight year, but saw 3-2 loss

The Canadian men’s team will be facing the U.S. men Sunday for bronze after an upset loss in the semi-final to Switzerland at the IIHF World Championship in Denmark.

Canada was looking to play in the gold medal game for a fourth straight year, but was blocked by Switzerland with a 3-2 loss Saturday afternoon.

The Swiss will play Sweden in the gold medal game Sunday mid-day.

Hockey Canada announced Friday that Jaden Schwartz, 25, would be missing the remainder of the championship due to an upper-body injury.

On Saturday, Switzerland struck first, taking a 1-0 lead into the second period until Vancouver Canuck Bo Horvat tied the game.

Switzerland then regained the lead off a power play goal.

A second power play goal in the third period gave Switzerland a 3-1 lead. Canada fought back with a goal off the stick of Colton Parayko from the point to cut the lead to 3-2, however they failed to tie the game with Swiss goaltender Leonardo Genoni turning aside 18 of Canada’s 45 shots in the third period.

Switzerland registered 17 shots on Canadian netminder Darcy Kuemper.

Vancouver Canuck Bo Horvat was MVP.

The Canadian men play the U.S. at 6:30 a.m. PST Sunday.

More to come.

Just Posted

Tardi earns first victory in quest for third national title

A Langley-based junior curling team is in Prince Albert, Sask. for the Canadian championships.

VIDEO: Surrey-based business wants customers to ‘Eat the Dishes’

New business plans to be one of the ongoing vendors at KPU’s new winter market

Surrey hunter fined $10,000 after shooting a bull moose and leaving it to die

The man was convicted for three Wildlife Act offences after shooting a bull moose not in season

Tonight’s Surrey RCMP Classic final: Cloverdale and South Surrey school teams to battle

Elsewhere, Holy Cross boys team aims to win another BC Catholics championship on home court

Surrey RCMP asks for public’s help in finding missing 14-year-old

Police say Ali Al-Shai was last seen on Jan. 16

VIDEO: Students in MAGA hats mock Native American at Indigenous Peoples March

Diocese in Kentucky says it is investigating the matter, caught on video by onlookers

CONSUMER REPORT: What to buy each month in 2019 to save money

Resolve to buy all of the things you want and need, but pay less money for them

Want to avoid the speculation tax on your vacant home? Rent it out, Horgan says

Premier John Horgan and Sheila Malcolmson say speculation and vacancy tax addresses homelessness

UPDATE: B.C. woman and boy, 6, found safe, RCMP confirm

Roseanne Supernault says both she and her six-year-old nephew are fine and she has contacted police

PHOTOS: Women’s Marches take to the streets across B.C. and beyond

Women and allies marched worldwide protesting violence against women, calling for equality

VIDEO: Giants wrap southern swing with 6-4 win in Spokane

The Lower Mainland-based hockey team defeated the Chiefs Friday night.

Anxiety in Alaska as endless aftershocks rattle residents

Seismologists expect the temblors to continue for months, although the frequency has lessened

Women’s March returns across the U.S. amid shutdown and controversy

The original march in 2017, the day after President Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew hundreds of thousands of people

Federal Liberals announce former B.C. MLA as new candidate in byelection

Richard Lee will face off against federal NDP leader Jagmeet Singh

Most Read