Canada awaits their next challenger

Canada's head coach Steve Spott directs his team during a practice session for the 2013 IIHF U20...

Canada's head coach Steve Spott directs his team during a practice session for the 2013 IIHF U20 World Junior Hockey Championship in Ufa, January 2, 2013. (REUTERS/Mark Blinch)

CHRIS STEVENSON, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:52 AM ET

UFA, RUSSIA - After a day off, Team Canada hit the ice at the Ufa Arena for a spirited practice and then waited to learn the identity of their opponent in Thursday’s semfinal (4 a.m. EST).

They dropped the puck for the USA and the Czech Republic quarterfinal at 4 a.m. EST Wednesday at Ufa Arena. Later in the day, the host Russians will play Switzerland to determine who will play in the other seminfinal Thursday.

The gold medal game will be played Saturday (8 a.m. EST).


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