Finland improved to 3-0 at the world junior hockey championship with a 6-0 win over Slovakia on Wednesday at Rogers Place.
The win sets up a showdown with Canada (3-0) for first place in Group A on New Year’s Eve.
Samuel Helenius scored two goals for Finland, while Santeri Hatakka, Kasper Simontaival, Topi Niemela and Anton Lundell added singles.
Finland outshot Slovakia 50-12.
Slovakia finished the preliminary round with one regulation win, one overtime loss and two regulation losses. The team has secured a spot in the quarter-finals.
Switzerland was scheduled to face Germany and Russia was slated to meet Sweden later on Wednesday.
WATCH | Helenius tallies twice in Finland win: