EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Emil Andrae broke a tie halfway by way of the third interval and Sweden beat Latvia 2-1 on Wednesday to succeed in the world junior hockey semifinals.
Isak Rosen opened the scoring for Sweden on an influence play within the first interval. Gustavs Ozolins tied it late in second interval. Jesper Wallstedt made 12 saves for Sweden.
Within the first quarterfinal, Finland beat Germany 5-2. Within the night time session, Canada confronted Switzerland, and the defending champion United States opposed the Czech Republic.
Roby Jarventie had two objectives and two assists for Finland. Kasper Simontaival and Joel Maatta every had a purpose and an help, with Finland scoring 4 instances on the facility play.
Roni Hirvonen additionally scored and Leevi Merilainen made 19 saves. Bennet Rossmy had two power-play objectives for Germany.