Canada seeded 6th, could face Russia in quarters

Canada seeded 6th, could face Russia in quarters

Published Feb. 22, 2010 4:31 a.m. ET

Canada is the No. 6 seed in the men's Olympic hockey tournament and will play No. 11 Germany on Tuesday for a spot in the quarterfinals.

Canada missed a chance to skip the qualification round when it lost 5-3 to the top-seeded United States on Sunday night. If the host Canadians get past Germany, they will face No. 3 Russia in the quarters - a matchup many expected to occur with the gold medal on the line.

No. 8 Switzerland will play ninth-seeded Belarus on Tuesday with the winner moving on against the Americans on Wednesday. The fifth-seeded Czech Republic will take on No. 12 Latvia for the right to meet No. 4 Finland in the quarterfinals, and No. 7 Slovakia is scheduled to play No. 10 Norway. The winner will advance to face second-seeded Sweden.