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Sweden, Finland advance to world junior hockey semifinals in Edmonton

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Emil Andrae broke a tie midway through the third period and Sweden beat Latvia 2-1 on Wednesday to reach the world junior hockey semifinals.

Sweden’s Emil Andrae (4) celebrates a goal against Latvia during third period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship quarterfinal action in Edmonton on Wednesday August 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Isak Rosen opened the scoring for Sweden on a power play in the first period. Gustavs Ozolins tied it late in second period. Jesper Wallstedt made 12 saves for Sweden.

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In the first quarterfinal, Finland beat Germany 5-2. In the night session, Canada faced Switzerland, and the defending champion United States opposed the Czech Republic.

READ MORE: Canada to take on Switzerland in quarterfinals at World Juniors

Roby Jarventie had two goals and two assists for Finland. Kasper Simontaival and Joel Maatta each had a goal and an assist, with Finland scoring four times on the power play.

Finland’s Roby Jarventie (13), Aleksi Heimosalmi (21) and Joel Maatta (18) celebrate a goal against Germany during third period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship quarterfinal action in Edmonton on Wednesday August 17, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Roni Hirvonen also scored and Leevi Merilainen made 19 saves. Bennet Rossmy had two power-play goals for Germany.

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