Finns deal Canada’s 3-peat bid big blow

The Associated PressHERNING, Denmark (AP) — Canada’s bid for a third title in four years suffered another blow at the ice hockey world championship when it lost to Finland 5-1 on Saturday.

Also, Russia rebounded from a defeat to the Czech Republic by topping Switzerland 4-3.

Defending champion Sweden prevailed over Slovakia 4-3 in overtime for its fifth straight win.

Denmark kept alive its dream of advancing to the quarterfinals by beating South Korea 3-1, and Latvia remained in contention by downing Olympic runner-up Germany 3-1.

In a game between winless teams, Austria shut out Belarus 4-0 to survive in the top division. Belarus will be relegated.


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