Another chapter will be added to the USA vs. Canada book when the two countries square off in the semifinals of the IIHF World Hockey Championships on Saturday at 12 p.m., and you can catch all the action on Comcast SportsNet Plus. (Channel Finder here).
Blackhawks prospects Vincent Hinostroza and Tyler Motte have shuffled up and down USA's lineup throughout the tournament, but have had their share of contributions.
Hinstroza has one goal and two assists in eight games, including a game-winner against Hungary in group play.
Motte, who was named a top-10 finalist for the Hobey Baker Award after a stellar junior season at Michigan, has two assists in eight contests.
USA upset Czech Republic, 2-1, in the quarterfinals while Canada took care of business against Sweden, cruising to a 6-0 victory. The winner of USA vs. Canada will move on to the gold medal round Sunday against the winner of Finland and Russia.
Blackhawks prospect Ville Pokka has two assists and owns a plus-4 rating in eight games for Finland. Artemi Panarin has 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in eight games, which ranks second among all skaters. He also has two game-winning goals, which is tied for first.
USA hasn't captured the gold medal since 1960, and will have to get past the defending gold medalists to give itself a chance to break that streak.