Canada chases gold

Vernon’s Curtis Lazar and Team Canada meet Czech Republic in Ivan Hlinka Memorial hockey tournament semifinal in Breclav, Slovakia.

Vernon’s Curtis Lazar and Team Canada meet the Czech Republic today (10 a.m. PDT) in the semifinal of the Under 18 Ivan Hlinka Memorial hockey tournament in Breclav, Slovakia.

Team captain Sam Reinhart scored a last-minute goal as Canada defeated co-host Slovakia 3-2 Wednesday. The undefeated Canadians had already clinched first overall in its group and a place in the semis entering the game

Sweden takes on Finland in today’s other event.