Switzerland, Belarus earn 2nd victories at ice hockey worlds

Published May. 5, 2015 12:59 p.m. ET

PRAGUE (AP) Switzerland edged Germany 1-0 and Belarus beat Denmark 5-1 for their second victories at the ice hockey world championship on Tuesday.

The defeat is another blow for Germany's campaign after a humiliating 10-0 loss to Canada in its previous game on Sunday.

Denis Hollenstein ended the deadlock with a backhand shot in the final period with 7:44 remaining.

Switzerland is third in Group A in Prague with seven points from three games, while Germany has three points.

In Ostrava, Artur Gavrus, Evgeni Kovyrshin and Ilya Shinkevich rallied Belarus to a 5-1 victory with second period goals to move to their team to second place in Group B.

In late matches Tuesday, Slovakia plays Slovenia and France faces Austria.