As teammates in the Western Hockey, Dillon Dube and Tomas Soustal work together towards a common goal.
On Monday, the two forwards will be very much at odds playing for their respective countries.
Playing a third-line role, Dube, 18, has three assists in four games at the tournament.
Tyson Jost, a former MVP of the BCMML’s Kelowna-based Okanagan Rockets, is also a member of the Canadian team and has a goal and an assist.
Canada lost 3-1 to the Americans on New Year’s Eve to finish second in pool B with a 3-1-0 record.
The Czechs finished third in pool A at 1-3-0.
Meanwhile, another Rockets’ forward, Calvin Thurkauf, will be in action Monday when Switzerland takes on the U.S. in the quarterfinals round in Toronto.