Switzerland have swept apart Canada in a Group A conflict on the Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship in Tampere.

The Swiss recorded a 6-3 victory over their opponents, nevertheless it was removed from straight ahead for the Group A leaders.

Canada took the lead on three events in the course of the first interval because of objectives from Kent Johnson, Adam Lowry and Drake Batherson.

Nevertheless, on every event Switzerland responded by equalising with objectives coming from Fora Michael, Dean Kukan and Jonas Siegenthaler.

Nico Hischier handed the Swiss their first benefit of the match within the second interval earlier than Pius Suter and Timo Meier closed out the victory within the third.

In the meantime in the identical group, Denmark beat France 3-0 because of efforts from Peter Regin, Joachim Blichfeld and Julian Jakobsen.

The third match of the group noticed Slovakia beat Italy 3-1.

Michal Krištof and Adam Sýkora obtained the scoring underway for Slovakia and Alex Tamáši wrapped up the win.

Alex Trivellato scored Italy’s solely aim.

The outcomes imply Switzerland have opened a three-point hole on the prime after profitable all 5 matches.

Canada are second, on joint factors with Germany whereas Denmark and Slovakia are degree on 9 factors every in fourth and fifth.

France are sixth and Italy are seventh.

In Group B, the fixture between the USA and Sweden went all the way down to the wire.

Rasmus Dahlin of Sweden and Adam Gaudette of the US exchanged objectives within the first interval earlier than Nate Schmidt gave the Individuals the lead within the second.

Carl Grundström equalised quickly after the break.

With the match tied at 2-2, the sport entered extra time.

It appeared a shoot-out was inevitable, however Gaudette scored for the US seconds from the tip to make sure they secured the victory.

Olympic champions Finland additionally comfortably defeated Austria 3-0.

Their objectives got here from Valtteri Filppula, Mikael Granlund and Toni Rajala.

Czech Republic have edged in direction of the quarter-finals after securing a 4-1 win over Norway.

A double from David Pastrňák and efforts from Jakub Vrána and Roman Červenka was the distinction.

Ludvig Hoff was on the scoresheet for Norway.

Finland are prime of Group A, 4 factors in entrance of Sweden and 6 higher than the Czechs and the US.

Norway, in sixth, face a problem in qualifying having taken 5 factors whereas Austria are seventh on 4 factors.