BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Finland used first-period goals by Karolina Rantamaki and Susana Tapani and 43 saves by Noora Raty to nip Sweden, 2-1, in the quarterfinal round of the Women’s World Ice Hockey Championship Wednesday.
Finland moves on to the semifinals vs. Canada Friday at 3 p.m.
Rantamaki found the net just 21 seconds in and Tapani made it 2-0 with 3:02 left before the first intermission. Raty stopped Sweden’s first 42 shots before Elin Holmlov made it a one-goal game with seven minutes to go.
Finland also killed off eight power play bids in holding off the Swedes. Sara Grahn made 25 saves in net for Sweden who will take on Russia in the fifth-place game Friday at 5 p.m.