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TAMPERE, Finland — The United States defeated the Czech Republic three- on Thursday to set up a semifinal against Germany at the Globe Ice Hockey Championship.

Canada will meet Latvia in the second semi-final on Saturday at Nokia Arena.

The Americans earned their eighth consecutive victory.

“It was a difficult game and I am actually proud of our group and how we stuck to our game program,” USA coach David Quinn stated. “There is a actual selflessness in our group and it really is been evident from the get started.”

The United States defeated the Czech Republic three- to advance to the semifinals of the Globe Ice Hockey Championship. The Americans cruised by way of the tournament and won their eighth consecutive victory.AP

Matt Coronato scored on a shot from the left circle that deflected a Czech defenseman’s skate into the net in an opening period in which the Czechs managed just two shots on objective.

Nick Perbix doubled the lead midway by way of the second with a shot into the roof of the net and beat goalkeeper Karel Vejmelka.

With the seventh objective in the tournament, the Gauthier sector completed the seventh objective in the tournament.

The quarterfinals are a repeat of final year’s bronze medal game, which the Czechs won eight-four.

In the other quarter-final in Tampere, Canada beat defending champion Finland four-1. In final year’s final, Finland beat the Canadians four-three in overtime.

Jack Quinn, Samuel Blais and Michael Carcone scored for Canada ahead of Finland pulled goaltender Emil Larmi for the added attacker, major to Teemu Hartikainen’s consolation objective at three:08.

Just 50 seconds later, Canadian captain Tyler Toffoli scored an empty netter.

In the capital of Latvia, Riga, Germany defeated Switzerland three-1 to advance to the semi-finals.

Jonas Ziegenthaler responded to Germany’s opening objective from Maximilian Kastner ahead of John Peterka and Nico Sturm scored for the Germans.

Also in Riga, co-hosts Latvia followed suit by beating Sweden three-1.

Dans Lokmelis, Mick Indrasis and Janis Jaks scored for Latvia. Latvians beat Sweden for only the second time at the Globe Championship and gave themselves the 1st opportunity to play for a medal.

Timothy Liljegren scored for Sweden.

By Editor