DAWSON CREEK, B.C. – The semifinals for the World Junior A Hockey Challenge was held on Saturday, December 14, at the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek.

For the semifinals, it was Canada East vs Team USA and Russia against the Czech Republic.

Canada East was able to beat out the United States and qualify for the gold medal game, with a score of 2-1 in a shootout.

In the semifinal game of Russia vs the Czech Republic, Russia took a strong early lead and managed to beat the Czechs with a win of 5-1.

On Sunday, for the finals, the United States and the Czech Republic will battle it out for bronze at 12:00 p.m., while Canada East and Russia will go head-to-head for gold at 5:00 p.m. Both games will be taking place at the Encana Events Centre.

**CORRECTION – An earlier version of this article said the Brozen medal game is at 2 p.m., it is actually at 12 p.m. local time.