Representatives of the Maple Leaf defeated the Americans 4-2 on Saturday in Riga, Latvia, to advance to the final game of the tournament, where they will meet either the Finns or the Germans.
Andrew Mangiapane netted a brace for the winners, who had opened the scoring early in the first period through Brandon Pirri.
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Colin Blackwell and Sasha Chmelevski replied for the United States, but Justin Danforth confirmed the Canadian victory late in the game with a goal in an empty net.
Canada had beaten the Russian Olympic Committee team in overtime to qualify for the semifinals. Gerard Gallant’s side lost their first three games of the tournament against Latvia, the United States and Germany and slipped into the quarterfinals with a record of three wins and a loss in overtime in their last four games of the tournament. preliminary round.
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