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Game Day: USA vs Canada

By, 12/31/14, 11:00AM EST


Demko to Start, Watch live at 4 p.m. ET on NHL Network and

USA Hockey's National Office Staff wish Team USA good luck against Canada.

The U.S. takes on arch-rival Canada today in the fourth and final preliminary-round game for both teams. Opening faceoff is set for 4 p.m. ET and the game can be seen live in the U.S. on NHL Network and will be streamed live on

At stake is the top seed in Group A. With a victory, Team USA will play the fourth-place finisher from Group B in quarterfinal action on Friday (Jan. 2) at 5 p.m. ET, while if Canada wins today’s game, the U.S. will finish second in Group A and play the third-place finisher in Group B on Friday (Jan. 2) at 1 p.m. ET.

Thatcher Demko, who plays at Boston College and hails from San Diego, California, will get the start in goal today for Team USA. He is 2-0-0-0 in the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship with a 0.48 goals against average and .978 save percentage.

Game Day Video

2015 U.S. Game Schedule

Date Opponent Location Time (ET)/Broadcast Info
Fri., Dec. 26 Finland Bell Centre, Montreal W, 2-1 SO
Sun., Dec. 28 Germany Bell Centre, Montreal W, 6-0
Mon., Dec. 29 Slovakia Bell Centre, Montreal W, 3-0
Wed., Dec. 31 Canada Bell Centre, Montreal L, 3-5
Fri., Jan. 2 Russia
Bell Centre, Montreal L, 2-3

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