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Switzerland beats Belarus 3-2 in the world junior hockey

Switzerland's Philip Wuthrich makes a save on Belarus' Ilya Litvinov during the first period of IIHF World Junior Championship preliminary round hocke...
Switzerland's Nicolas Muller (9), Philipp Kurashev (23), and Marco Miranda (11) battle with Belarus' Andrei Grischenko (20), Vladislav Gabrus (22), Vl...
Switzerland's Nicolas Muller, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Philipp Kurashev, left, and Marco Miranda against Belarus during the first pe...
Switzerland's Davyd Barandun skates against Belarus' Vladislav Ryadchenko during the second period of IIHF World Junior Championship preliminary round...

Switzerland's Philip Wuthrich makes a save on Belarus' Ilya Litvinov during the first period of IIHF World Junior Championship preliminary round hocke...

Switzerland's Nicolas Muller (9), Philipp Kurashev (23), and Marco Miranda (11) battle with Belarus' Andrei Grischenko (20), Vladislav Gabrus (22), Vl...

Switzerland's Nicolas Muller, center, celebrates his goal with teammates Philipp Kurashev, left, and Marco Miranda against Belarus during the first pe...

Switzerland's Davyd Barandun skates against Belarus' Vladislav Ryadchenko during the second period of IIHF World Junior Championship preliminary round...

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Philipp Kurashev, Nicolas Muller and Valentin Nussbaumer scored to help Switzerland beat Belarus 3-2 on Wednesday in the world junior hockey championship.

Philip Wuthrich made 27 saves for Switzerland in its Group B opener.

Mmaxim Sushko and Viktor Bovbel scored for Belarus, coming off a 6-1 loss to Sweden on Tuesday.

In Group A, Canada faced Slovakia in a night game.

The defending champion United States opened Tuesday night with a 9-0 victory over Denmark. The Americans will resume Group A play Thursday night against Slovakia.


Updated : 2021-04-15 05:18 GMT+08:00