Slovakia2 – Russia 2:5 (end) | Finland – Switzerland 9:3 (end) | Canada2 – USA 11:5 (end)
Czech Republic – Sweden2 4:3 (end)
11:5 (3:1, 5:2, 3:2)
Friday 15.08.2014, 17:30Hlinka Gretzky Cup
    Shots on goal in the 3rd period (and game) CAN 15 (48), USA 12 (29).

    Quality scoring chances: CAN 4 (17), USA 4 (10). (19:49:33)
    Canada wins it easily 11-5 over USA and advance to play either Czech republic or Sweden in the Memorial Ivan Hlinka Cup final tomorrow. Czech republic leads Sweden 1-0 after one.

    Well, that one didn't have near the drama that many were hoping for in this all-North American semi-final. It was Canada, paced by Dylan Strome's hat-trick, that walked over the US 11-5.

    Canada now advances to the final again, and they'll play the winner of the Czech Republic-Sweden. If the Czechs win, the game will be in Breclav at 17:00 CET, if it's the Swedes, the game will be here in Piestany at 13:00 CET. The US will play the loser of that game for the bronze in the opposite location and time. Right now it's 1-0 Czechs in the 2nd.
    Game over.
    Scott Wheeler: Now 11-5 team Canada in one of the more bizarre hockey games you'll ever see.

    Goal for Team Canada!
    That was almost an uncontested goal as Canada came in 3 on 1, passed it around at will and TYLER SOY deposited it in the net.
    Assists: Jeremy Roy, Nick Merkley.
    Offside USA.
    Play in front of the US net, Jurusik covers the puck and we get a bit of pushing after the whistle but nothing much.
    Goal for Team USA!
    THOMAS NOVAK with his 2nd goal and 3rd point of the game as he snaps a shot upstairs from the faceoff dot. That's 10 points in the tournament for him. Power-play goal.
    Assists: Grant Gabriele, Brock Boeser.
    Tory Dello with a shot from the point, pad save Sawchenko and then Canada ice it.
    The US now with a chance on the power play as Guillaume Brisebois takes a tripping penalty.
    Puck out of play in the Canadian zone, faceoff inside.
    Moore in front to Swaney as the Americans get a big shorthanded chance.
    Karch Bachmann is called for holding, so the Canadians go to the power play, not that they really need it at this point.
    Goal for Team USA!
    The Americans get that one right back, as Swaney centres from behind the net and KARCH BACHMAN one-times it in.
    Assist: Nicholas Swaney.
    Goal for Team Canada!
    MITCHELL STEPHENS scores the 10th goal with a very stoppable-looking wrister to the glove side of Jurusik. Everyone knows this one is over.
    3-on-2 US rush, Jackson across to Wilkie for the one-timer and Zach Sawchenko slides across to make a big save. You can just see the frustration on the faces of the American players.
    Back to the Canadian zone again, Jackson with a low slapper, Sawchenko deflects it out of play.
    The other way, Nic Roy's shot hits Jurusik and is cleared away.

    Derek OBrien

    Goals and assists: 1. Strome (Mitchell, Knott), 15. Strome (Marner, Knott), 18. Harkins (Stephens, Brisebois), 29. Barzal (Merkley), 30. Strome (Meloche, Hobbs), 33. Konecny (Harkins, Bear), 36. Konecny (Harkins, Barzal), 40. Crouse, 43. Musil (Hobbs, Stephens), 51. Stephens, 60. Soy (J. Roy, Merkley) – 4. Novak (Young, Gabriele), 25. Boeser (Yan, Novak), 31. Laczynski (Troy, Tory), 52. Bachman (Swaney), 57. Novak (Gabriele, Boeser)

    Canada2: Sawchenko (Booth) – J. Roy, Spencer – Meloche, Brisebois – Hobbs, Bear – Vande Sompel, Beauvilier – Crouse, N. Roy, Merkley – Knott, Strome, Mamer – Harkins, Barzal, Konecny – Soy, Stephens, Musil
    USA: Sarthou, 31. Jurusik – Wilkie, Dello – Blaisdell, Cecconi – Olson, Gabriele – Gates, Young – Yan, Novak, Boeser – Jackson, Laczynski, Terry – Filipe, Moore, Swaney – Bachman, Foley, Smith

    Referees: D. Konc, J. Kunc – L. Kacej, J. Tvrdoň