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The Swiss NHL stars Nino Niederreiter, Nico Hischier, Roman Josi and Kevin Fiala (from left) will meet Germany in the quarterfinals. © ANSA / MARTIN DIVISEK

Ice Hockey World Cup: The group phase is history

The last two games of the group stage took place on Tuesday evening. After a day of rest on Wednesday, the quarter-finals get down to business on Thursday.

The duel between Switzerland and Finland was no longer about anything. Even before the game started, it was clear that both teams had already qualified for the quarter-finals. In the end, the Swiss won 3-1. The outstanding player for the red-whites was NHL star Kevin Fiala, who scored two goals himself and prepared Andrea Glauser's third goal.


In the second game of the evening, World Cup favorite Sweden didn't have the slightest problem with Slovakia. Raymond (3rd), Karlsson (28th), Burakovsky (33rd), Lundeström (34th) and Eriksson Ek (50th/58th) were successful for the Scandinavians. Michal Ivan scored the only Slovakian goal (51st). After a rest day on Wednesday, the knockout round starts on Thursday with the quarter-final pairings.

Ice Hockey World Cup, the final tables

Group A
PosCountryGoal differencePoints
1.Canada32:1819
2.Schweiz29:1217
3.Czechia26:1416
4.Finland21:1410
5.Austria21:297
6.Norway15:256
7.Denmark15:296
8.Great Britain12:303


Group B
PosCountryGoal differencePoints
1.Sweden35:921
2.USA37:1616
3.Germany34:2415
4.Slovakia26:2312
5.Latvia19:299
6.Kazakhstan12:316
7.France13:264
8.Poland11:291


The quarterfinal pairings on Thursday

Canada – Slovakia (16.20:XNUMX p.m.)
Switzerland – Germany
Sweden – Finland (20.20:XNUMX p.m.)
USA – Czech Republic

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