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2020 IIHF World Juniors: Quarterfinals Recap

United States’ tournament ends with loss

United States v Russia: Semifinals - 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Kevin Light/Getty Images

After quarterfinal play, Buffalo Sabres prospect Mattias Samuelsson’s time at the 2020 IIHF World Junior Championships is done. The United States fell to Finland 1-0 in Thursday’s semifinal. Matej Pekar and the Czech Republic are also done for the tournament after dropping a 5-0 decision to Sweden.

Germany 4, Kazakhstan 0

Germany goals: Lukas Reichel, Louis Brune, John Peterka, Dominik Bokk

Hendrik Hane: 23-save shutout

Vladislav Nurek: 31 saves on 35 shots faced

Russia 3, Switzerland 1

Russia goals: Dmitri Voronkov, Alexander Khovanov, Dmitri Voronkov

Switzerland goal: Gaetan Jobin

Yaroslav Askarov: 14 saves on 15 shots faced

Luca Hollenstein: 33 saves on 36 shots faced (58:35)

Canada 6, Slovakia 1

Canada goals: Barrett Hayton (2), Connor McMichael, Jacob Bernard-Docker, Liam Foudy, Alexis Lafreniere

Slovakia goal: Oliver Okuliar

Joel Hofer: 17 saves on 18 shots faced

Samuel Hlavaj: 24 saves on 30 shots faced (41:00)

Samuel Vyletelka: 14 saves on 14 shots faced (19:00)

Dylan Cozens: 2 assists, 4 penalty minutes, 40% on face-offs, 7 shots, plus-2, 16:26 ice time

Finland 1, United States 0

Finland goal: Joonas Oden

Justus Annunen: 30-ssave shutout

Spencer Wolf: 28 saves on 29 shots faced (58:48)

Mattias Samuelsson: 0 points, 1 shot, 19:47 ice time

Sweden 5, Czech Republic

Sweden goals: Nils Hoglander (2), Hugo Gustafsson, Victor Sooderstrom, David Gustafsson

Hugo Alnefelt: 23-save shutout

Lukas Dostal: 32 saves on 37 shots faced

Matej Pekar: 0 points, 1 shot, 8:38 ice time

Upcoming Semifinal Action on Saturday, January 4:

Sweden (Erik Portillo) vs. Russia

Canada (Dylan Cozens) vs. Finland