Team Switzerland has advanced to Friday's semi-finals after defeating Russia 4-1 in the first of two quarter-final games at the Mariners Centre on Thursday night as part of the World Junior A Challenge.
The Swiss will play Team USA in Friday's semi-final with the winner advancing to Sunday's gold medal game.
The Switzerland-Russia game saw a scoreless first period and Switzerland leading 1-0 after the second period.
Switzerland then extended its lead further by scoring three more goals in the third period.
Russia's lone goal came with 38.1 seconds remaining in the game.
The second quarter-final game at 7:30 p.m. sees action between Canada East and the Czech Republic. The winner of that game will play Canada West in the semi-final Friday night for the chance to advance to the gold medal game.
HOCKEY CANADA GAME SUMMARY:
First Period Goals:
08:45 SUI 24 Remo Heitzmann (Holding)
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10:08 RUS 9 Igor Rudenkov (Inter. on Goaltender)
13:21 SUI 24 Remo Heitzmann (Interference)
16:17 RUS 8 Nikolai Glukhov (Delay of Game)
Second Period Goals:
00:24 SUI 11 Christoph Bertschy (22 Robin Leone)
00:45 RUS 3 Ruslan Trubkin (Interference)
07:54 SUI 3 Nolan Diem (Interference)
10:16 SUI 12 Simon Sterchi (Tripping)
11:09 RUS 8 Nikolai Glukhov (Tripping)
16:33 SUI 11 Christoph Bertschy (Roughing)
Third Period Goals:
02:33 SUI 19 Jorden Gahler (8 Lukas Frick)
05:19 SUI 22 Robin Leone PP
15:37 SUI 14 Dean Kukan
19:21 RUS 23 Anatoli Golyshev (2 Rushan Rafikov, 11 Artyom Prokhorov) PP
04:28 RUS 9 Igor Rudenkov (Interference)
05:00 RUS 14 Sergei Stetsenko (High Sticking)
06:30 RUS 25 Vladislav Gavrikov (Hooking)
08:50 SUI 20 Luca Boltshauser (Interference)
11:31 SUI 11 Christoph Bertschy (Tripping)
11:31 RUS 9 Igor Rudenkov (Clipping)
17:56 SUI 29 Eliot Antonietti (Delay of Game)
18:20 RUS 12 Vyacheslav Leshchenko (Roughing)
18:20 SUI 14 Dean Kukan (Roughing)