Russia beats Germany to move on to semifinals at world juniors

Russia forward Vasili Ponomaryov (13), celebrates his goal against Germany with teammates Zakhar Bardakov (11), Shakir Mukhamadullin (17) and Semyon Chistyakov (6) during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Saturday, January 2, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

EDMONTON — Russia moved on to the semifinals of the world junior hockey championship with a 2-1 win over Germany on Saturday.

Vasili Ponomaryov and Danil Bashkirov scored for Russia, while goaltender Yaroslav Askarov made 18 saves.

Florian Elias scored his fourth goal and picked up his ninth point for Germany. Florian Bugl made 25 saves.

Saturday’s other semifinals saw host Canada face the Czech Republic, Sweden take on Finland and the United States meet Slovakia.

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