Latvia: 6 vs Slovakia: 5
Slovakia POTM: #79 Roman Faith (watch player interview)
Latvia POTM: #9 Kevins Smits (watch player interview)
Czech Republic: 9 vs Switzerland: 4
Czech Republic POTM: #10 Josepf Juha (watch player interview)
Switzerland POTM: #15 Moritz Markwalder (watch player interview)
Spectators eyes were glued to the court watching eagerly as the fate of who would be in the running for gold and bronze was to be determined. Switzerland had a strong first quarter, but the Czech Republic was too determined to catch up to. As the winner, the Czech Republic is set to battle Sweden for World Championship status.
Sweden: 8 vs Finland: 2
Sweden started the game off strong and were consistent throughout its entirety. Their defence was impeccable and was too strong for Finland to get past. Sweden won the game, setting them up to play the Czech Republic in the battle for gold.
Denmark: 6 vs Norway: 4
Japan: 12 vs New Zealand: 2
New Zealand POTM: #27 Cameron Fitzgerland Little
Japan POTM: #17 Satoru Shimoyama (See player interview)
After losing all their games up until this point by, Japan was feeling the sting of defeat. However, their match against New Zealand played in their favour and they redeemed themselves beating New Zealand by 10 points.
Slovenia: 8 vs Russia: 5
Germany: 12 vs Poland: 4
Canada: 11 vs USA: 7
Canada POTM: #2 Simon Tracy
USA POTM: #11 Carl Eriksson
This was the matchup that the Canadian fans here in Halifax had longed for. The cross-border sports rivalry that has become the fuel for North American sports on the International stage. USA versus Canada!