Defending champion Canada has to bow to Switzerland

With a win against record world champions Canada at the Ice Hockey World Championships, Switzerland has moved to the top of preliminary round group A. The Swiss defeated the Canadians 6:3 (3:3 1:0 2:0) in a high-quality game in Helsinki on Saturday and celebrated their fifth win in five games.

It was Canada’s first loss in game five. Both teams have already qualified for the quarter-finals, as has third-placed Germany. In the final games, all three nations still have the opportunity to win the group.

Denmark saved their chance of reaching the quarter-finals with a 3-0 win against France. KAC goalkeeper Sebastian Dahm saved all 19 shots on goal by the French.

USA defeat Sweden

In Group B in Tampere it was Sweden’s first defeat in the fifth game. The “Dreikronen” team lost against the USA 2:3 after extra time and remains second in Austria’s Group B behind hosts Finland.

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Adam Gaudette, who also scored to make it 1-1 (8th), decided the game in extra time. Nate Schmidt contributed the USA’s third goal. Rasmus Dahlin (3rd) and Carl Grundstrom (47th) scored for Sweden.

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