NEWS
09/17/2016 13:17 EDT | Updated 09/18/2017 01:12 EDT

Canada to fight for wheelchair rugby bronze after loss to U.S. in semis

Canada will not have the opportunity for wheelchair rugby redemption after falling to the United States 60-55 in Saturday's semifinal match. 

The defending Paralympic silver medallist Canadians got caught playing catch up as American Chuck Aoki put up a dominant 34-point performance.  

Canada will have to settle for a chance at bronze in Sunday morning (CBCSports.ca, 7:50 p.m. ET). The Canadians' opponent will be either Japan or Australia, who will play in the other semifinal today (CBCSports.ca at 3 p.m. ET.)

Zak Madell, of Okotoks, Alta. had 31 points, while Cody Caldwell contributed seven. 

The Canadians have not been able to capture Paralympic gold but came close at the 2012 London Games, where they suffered a heart-breaking defeat to Australia in the final.