Switzerland beats Finland to secure second place in WJC Group A

Switzerland's Matthew Verboon (15) and Sandro Schmid (14) look on after losing to Finland during semifinal IIHF world junior hockey championship action in Vancouver, on Friday January 4, 2019. (Darryl Dyck/CP)

TRINEC, Czech Republic — Finland’s loss sets up a rematch of last year’s final in the quarterfinals with the reigning champion Finns facing the Americans.

Switzerland overtook Finland 5-2 for second in Group A with the win.

Fabian Berri scored two goals for Switzerland, while Simon Knak, Valentin Nussbaumer and Gaetan Jobin added singles.

Joonas Oden and Anttoni Honka scored for Finland.

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