2017 U18 World Championship. Russia falls in semis

A scintillating slapshot by Toni Utunen in the OT, and Russia is felled one step away from the gold medal game.

FINLAND vs. RUSSIA 2:1 OT (0:0, 1:0, 0:1)
Goals: 
Ilonen (Virtanen, Kotkaniemi), 26 (1:0 PP goal); Slepets (Toropchenko, Klisunov), 42 (1:1); Utunen (Anttalainen, Kupari), 68 (2:1).

Russia will face Sweden in the bronze medal game.

2017 U18 World Championship
April 13-23, 2017
Poprad-Spisska Nova Ves, Slovakia
Round robin final standings

Group

Finland 12 pts
Canada 8 pts
Slovakia 7 pts
Switzerland 3 pts
Latvia 0 pts

Group

USA 12 pts
Russia 8 pts
Sweden 6 pts
Czech Republic 4 pts
Belarus 0 pts

Round robin schedule and results*

April 13
Latvia vs. Canada 1:4
Belarus vs. USA 0:7
Slovakia vs. Finland 4:5
Russia vs. Sweden 3:1

April 14
Switzerland vs. Latvia 4:0
Czech Republic vs. Belarus 7:4

April 15
Finland vs. Switzerland 5:1
USA vs. Russia 5:4
Canada vs. Slovakia 4:3 OT
Sweden vs. Czech Republic 3:2

April 16
Latvia vs. Finland 2:7
Belarus vs. Sweden 2:3

April 17
Canada vs. Switzerland 7:3
USA vs. Czech Republic 5:2
Slovakia vs. Latvia 4:0
Russia vs. Belarus 4:1

April 18
Finland vs. Canada 6:3
Sweden vs. USA 1:5
Switzerland vs. Slovakia 1:2
Czech Republic vs. Russia 4:5

Playoff round

April 20
Quarterfinals
Finland vs. Czech Republic 6:5 OT
Canada vs. Sweden 3:7
Russia vs. Slovakia 3:2 OT
USA vs. Switzerland 4:2

Relegation
Belarus vs. Latvia 2:0

April 21
Relegation
Latvia vs. Belarus 3:2

April 22
Semifinals
Russia vs. Finland 1:2
USA vs. Sweden 4:3 OT

April 23

Relegation
Belarus vs. Latvia

Bronze medal game
Russia vs. Sweden

Gold medal game
Finland vs. USA

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