Samuel Helenius scored twice, Kari Piiroinen made 12 saves and Finland beat Slovakia 6-0 on Wednesday to enhance to 3-0 in group play on the earth junior hockey championship.
Finland arrange a showdown with defending champion Canada, additionally 3-0, on Thursday night time for first place in Group A. Germany and Slovakia additionally reached the quarterfinals from the group, with Switzerland dropping out.
Santeri Hatakka, Kasper Simontaival, Topi Niemela and Anton Lundell additionally scored for Finland.
Germany beat Switzerland 5-4 to advance to the playoff spherical for the primary time. John Peterka and Tim Stutzle had palms in all 5 objectives, with Peterka having a hat trick and two assists and Stutzle two objectives and three assists.
Later, Sweden confronted Russia in Group B.
The USA will end Group B play Thursday night time towards Sweden.