Russia crushes Germany to book quarterfinal ticket

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Members of Team Russia at the World Junior Hockey Championship (Ryan Remiorz/CP)

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic — Russia avoided elimination and a trip to the relegation round with a 6-1 win over Germany on Tuesday at the world junior hockey championship.

The Germans, with one win and three losses, will now face Kazakhstan in the best-of-three relegation round with the loser out of next year’s world juniors in Edmonton and Red Deer, Alta.

Russia, with two wins and two losses, will advance to the quarterfinals with its exact finish to be determined by the Canada-Czech Republic result later on Tuesday.

Kirill Marchenko and Pavel Dorofeyev led Russia with two goals apiece. Grigori Denisenko and Dmitri Voronkov also scored for Russia.

Nino Kinder broke Russia goalie Yaroslav Askarov’s shutout bid with 2:17 left in regulation.

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