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MALMO, Sweden — Canada will face Finland in Friday’s semifinal at the women’s world hockey championship.

Finland downed Switzerland 3-0 in Wednesday’s quarter-final.

Michelle Karvinen and Linda Valimaki scored for the Finns with Rosa Lindstedt adding an empty-net goal. Meeri Raisinen stopped 15 shots for the shutout.

Canada beat Finland 6-2 to conclude the preliminary round with a 2-1 record.

The United States went 3-0 in the preliminary round to also secure a semifinal berth. The defending champions await the winner of a later quarter-final between host Sweden and Russia.

The semifinal winners advance to Saturday’s championship game.

The Canadian Press

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