Welcome to watch Canada vs Czech Republic Live Stream IIHF WJC Semifinal match online. The 2018 IIHF World Junior Ice Hockey Championship has been narrowed down to four countries, as the United States, Sweden, Canada and Czech Republic are set to play in the semifinals in Buffalo on Thursday night.
Canada vs Czech Republic Live
Canada has not been challenged indoors at this year’s tournament, but that may change against the upstart Czech Republic. The Czechs have three of the tournament’s top scorers in the tournament in Martin Necas (3G, 6A), Filip Zadina (5G, 1A) and the tournament’s top scoring defender Libor Hajek (1G, 6A). They have also had key contributions from Martin Kaut and Filip Chytil. Zadina and Kaut are both eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft.
The hosts and defending world junior champions, the United States, enter their semifinal matchup against Sweden on an impressive run of performances. Since a 3-2 loss to Slovakia early in the tournament, the Red, White and Blue have reeled off three wins in a row, beating powerhouses Canada, Finland and Russia in the process. New York Islanders prospect Kieffer Bellows scored twice in the 4-2 quarterfinal win over Russia to run his tournament goal total to six, while 2017 No. 8 pick Casey Mittelstadt leads the tournament with 10 points. With those two leading the way, the Americans look like the favorites on their home ice.
Canada has gotten great play up and down the lineup, and are expected to have Victor Mete back in the lineup. There is extra “drama” as we wait to see how the Czechs will try and throw Carter Hart (3-0-1, 1.96 GAA, .920%) off his game due to the attention his superstitions are getting. The game will be on TSN 1/3/4/5 and RDS2 in Canada. NHL Network in the USA will show the game.
For better or worse, the game was a solid representation of the player Andersson can be. He didn’t score flashy goals the way Elias Pettersson or Alex Nylander did, but he made contributions every shift in a number of different ways.