COLOGNE, Germany —*Finland defeated the United States 2-0 Thursday in the quarterfinals to knock Jeff Blashill’s young roster out of the ice hockey world championship. Mikko Rantanen and Joonas Kemppainen scored for Finland to end the Americans’ six-game winning run as the Finns advanced to Saturday’s semifinals. Russia beat the Czech Republic 3-0 in their quarterfinal thanks to goals from Dmitri Orlov, Nikita Kucherov and Artemi Panarin in Paris. Switzerland was to face Sweden later Thursday in Paris, while two-time champion Canada was taking on co-host Germany in Cologne. Strong defense and a shut-out from Harri Sateri on his fourth start helped Finland surprise the U.S., which had beaten Russia

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