SignUp
Ice Hockey MM
Basketball Big Game Plans
Sport Page
Toews set up the game-winning goal in Canada's 2-1 quarterfinal win over Latvia.
USA, Canada victorious, will meet in semifinal
Text smallerText larger
Updated: Sunday 02/19/2014 15:19:34 (ET)
by Jayson Hajdu, UND Athletic Media Relations
Send this article to a friend Print RSS Shop

SOCHI, Russia – The United States’ Zach Parise and T.J. Oshie and Canada’s Jonathan Toews will face each other in the Olympic semifinals with a berth in the gold medal game at stake.

Both teams were victorious today in the quarterfinal round – the U.S. defeating the Czech Republic 5-2 and Canada edging Latvia 2-1 – to set up Friday’s showdown.

Parise scored his first goal of the tournament, finding the net midway through the second period to give the U.S. a 4-1 lead. The American captain also led his team in ice time among forwards at 17:44.

T.J. Oshie, the hero of last Saturday’s shootout win over host Russia, was held off the scoresheet and had one shot on goal in his 11:50 of ice time.

"We are playing fast," Parise told USA Today. "We are scoring off the rush and on the power play. The way they tried to design this team, because of the Olympic rink, was to have a lot of speed and that has really been to our advantage."

In Canada’s 2-1 win over Latvia, Toews set up Shea Weber’s game-winning power-play goal with just 6:54 remaining in regulation as Canada survived a 55-save performance by Latvian goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis.

“It’s 1-1, if they score then it’s scary,” said Toews after the game.

Toews also won eight of 12 faceoffs and led Canadian forwards in ice time (18:15).

Fridays semifinal starts at 11 a.m. Central and can be seen live on NBC Sports Network and CBC, as well as online at NBCOlympics.com.

Caggiula's 4-point night lifts UND to 6-1 win
GRAND FORKS, N.D. -- Exactly two weeks ago, the University of North Dakota men's hockey team laid an egg in its home season opener, losing 5-1 to Bemidji State, a performance labeled by some UND... MORE
Minnesota downs UND, 5-2
The University of North Dakota women's hockey team fell to Minnesota on Friday night, 5-2, at Ridder Arena. MORE
Ranked Gophers claim dual swimming wins Friday
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn.-- Host Minnesota claimed wins over North Dakota Friday at the Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center as the Gopher men won, 207-89 and the sixth-ranked women defeated UND, 215-81. MORE
Big Sky leading Griz take down North Dakota
The University of North Dakota soccer team fell to Montana, 7-0, on Friday at South Campus Stadium. MORE
Schweigert, Schmidt talk UND football, defense
On this week's UND Sports Extra, head football coach Bubba Schweigert previews the upcoming game at Southern Utah. MORE

advertisement