Finland, Germany advance to semifinals at women's worlds

Published On: April 5, 2017 07:27 AM NPT By: Associated Press

PLYMOUTH, Mich. (AP) — Noora Raty made 16 saves, and Finland advanced to the semifinals of the women's hockey world championship with a 4-0 victory over Sweden on Tuesday.

Finland will face Canada on Thursday. The United States takes on Germany in the other semifinal after the Germans beat Russia 2-1 in another quarterfinal Tuesday.

Finland upset Canada 4-3 on Saturday in the group stage, and the Finns also played the Americans tough, losing 5-3 on Monday night. The quarterfinal against Sweden wasn't much of a contest, with Finland outshooting its rival 42-16.

Raty made 35 saves against both Canada and the U.S., but she had a lighter workload Tuesday against Sweden.

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