The quarter-finals of the Ice Hockey World Championships have ended in Finland. This means that Helsinki’s emergence as one of the two host cities is over. The remaining matches of the knockout stage will be played in Tampere. On Saturday, the semi-finals will be announced at the Nokia Arena (both matches live on SRF Zwei):
- Finland – United States, 1:20 pm
After beating Switzerland, the US team will move to Tampere on Friday. In the semi-finals on Saturday, the Americans will meet the World Cup hosts there. The Finns finished first in the group stage with only 5 goals conceded. The quarter-final match against Slovakia was nothing but a sure success. Soumi will do everything in his power against the United States to be able to play for the gold medal again on Sunday after Olympic success in Beijing in February. The last World Cup duel in the knockout stage dates back to 2017. At that time, the Finns had won 2-0 in the quarter-finals.
- Canada – Czech Republic 17:20
In the other semi-final match, the Czech Republic meets the defending champion. The fact that the Canadians are playing for medals at all is credited to a miraculous turn in the quarter-final against Sweden (4:3 next). With another gold medal, “Maple Leaf” could become the only world record champion, ahead of Russia. But first we have to beat the Czechs. In the 2019 World Cup, the two teams faced each other in the semi-finals (Canada won 5-1). Canadians will have to pay special attention to Roman Cervinca on Saturday. In the quarter-final against Germany (4:1), Rapperswil-Jonah Lakers striker starred with one goal and two assists.
SRF Two, sportlive, May 26, 2022, 7:00 p.m.; to me
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