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Finland and the United States complete the semi-finals!

Finland and the United States, which hosts the tournament, won their quarter-finals and advanced to the semi-finals.

Finland had already lost 2-0 after 15 minutes against Slovakia, but turned the tables and qualified for the last four with a 4-2 victory. Ilves striker Marco Antilla scored two goals.

USA beat Switzerland 3-0 in a game between Group A No.1 and Group B No.4. Hosted by a brilliant Jeremy Swamen, USA did show up and thus won the semi-finals. Ben Meyers, who signed his first NHL contract with the Colorado Avalanche a few weeks ago, built a brace on the American boys’ shutout victory.

Two semi-finals take place on Saturday. Finland and the United States will face off at 1:20 p.m., and four hours later, Canada and the Czech Republic will face off for the gold medal game.

85th Ice Hockey World Championship | Quarterfinal
Finland: Slovakia 4-2 (1-2 | 1-0 | 2-0)
Goals: 0-1 Psychora (9th), 0-2 Regenta (16th), 1-2 Antilla (19th), 2-2 Antilla (24th), 3-2 Manninen (45th), 4-2 Menalanen (60th / EN )

Switzerland: United States – 0:3 (0:2 | 0:0 | 0:1)
Goals: 0: 1 Myers (12th/PP), 0: 2 Coed (17th), 0: 3 Myers (55th), Image: Alexei Steinberg, CC BY-SA 4.0 Via Wikimedia Commons