CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Max Friberg scored the winning shootout goal for Sweden, which advanced to the world junior hockey championship goal medal game with a 3-2 victory over Finland on Tuesday.
Sweden will face the winner of Tuesday night’s other semifinal matchup between Canada and Russia on Thursday.
Friberg also scored his tournament-leading eighth goal in regulation and added an assist. William Karlsson added a goal, and Johan Gustafsson made 22 saves for Sweden, which was 1-for-3 on the power play.
Alexander Ruuttu and Joel Armia scored for Finland, which didn’t have a power play. Sami Aittokallio made 55 saves in the loss.
The United States routed Latvia 12-2 in a relegation game on Tuesday.