Verboon scores twice to lead Switzerland past Kazakhstan in WJC

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 — Matthew Verboon scored twice while Gian-Marco Wetter potted the eventual winner midway through the third as Switzerland toppled Kazakhstan 5-3.

Jeremi Gerber and Joel Salzberger also scored for the Swiss (1-0-0) in the Group A matchup.

Maxim Musorov struck twice and Ruslan Demin added the other for Kazakhstan (0-1-0).

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