Ice Hockey: Czechs facing Canada at IIHF semi-finals on Saturday

25-05-2019 updated

The Czech ice hockey team is gearing up to take on Canada in the IIHF World Championship semi-finals on Saturday night, in Bratislava. Faceoff is set for 19:15 local time.

Should the Czech team win, they will face Finland in a gold medal final.

If the Czech team loses to Canada, they will face Russia to compete for a bronze medal.

Previously, the Czech Republic won gold medals at the IIHF hockey Worlds in 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, and 2010. When part of Czechoslovakia, the team won another six gold medals.