Finland beats Canada, joins Swedes, Czechs, and Russians in semis of Worlds


The semifinals of the 2014 IIHF World Championship are set — Finland will take on the Czech Republic and Russia will meet Sweden. Both games will take place Saturday in Minsk, with a spot in Sunday’s final on the line.

Finland booked its spot in the semis today by taking out the Olympic gold medalists from Canada, 3-2.

Sweden, meanwhile, defeated host Belarus by the same 3-2 score.

Earlier in the day, the Czechs beat the Americans, 4-3, and the Russians blanked the French, 3-0.