Canada to face off against Czechia in world junior semifinals

Canada's Tyson Foerster (12) and Czechia's Matous Mensik (18) battle for the puck during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Saturday August 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson Canada's Tyson Foerster (12) and Czechia's Matous Mensik (18) battle for the puck during second period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Saturday August 13, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

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