The second semi final began with an unexpected lead jammer call for Canada’s El Tannant, but the Canadian joy was swiftly snatched away as he was sent to the penalty box. Team USA quickly shook off any initial jitters to put up 20 points, and after an official review resulted in Tannant’s return to the box, Frank NotSoHotra picked up 15 more. Porter followed with the star and by the time Tannant made it out of the box the score was already heavily in the favour of the US team, 59-3. Another Canadian lead call was followed by another Canadian jammer penalty and Sugar Boots laid on the offence to help NotSoHotra increase the lead to 78-6. Tannant’s fortunes then turned a little with a powerjam in his favour and he picked up 18 points with a titanic effort much appreciated by the crowd. The USA continued to hit some penalty trouble, this time Scott Slamilton sitting with two compatriots in the box, but a nightmare series of jams for Canada’s BradAss left him serving three almost consecutive minutes in the box while Slamilton, NotSoHotra and Jonathan R ran riot. Stan DaSide and Tichbourne put up some sturdy defence but by the time BradAss made it safely back to the bench the score stood at 25-132 with ten minutes left in the half.