Finland beats Austria 10-1

Jyri Niemi had two goals and two assists to help Finland beat

Austria 10-1 on Wednesday in the world junior hockey


Joonas Rask, Jani Lujunen, Mikael Granlund, Aleksi Laakso and

Toni Rajala also scored for Finland, 2-1 in Group B play. Austria

dropped to 0-3.

On Thursday, Finland will face Sweden (3-0).

In Group A in Saskatoon, Switzerland beat Latvia 7-5 to improve

to 1-2. Tim Weber scored the go-ahead goal for Switzerland in the

third period.

Latvia finished group play 0-4.

On Thursday night in Saskatoon, the United States will face

five-time defending champion Canada for the top spot in Group A.

Both teams are 3-0.