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Hannula's hat trick lifts Sweden past USA, into semis

Updated: May 17, 2006, 3:51 PM ET
Associated Press

RIGA, Latvia -- Mika Hannula's hat trick helped Olympic champion Sweden beat the United States 6-0 Wednesday in the quarterfinals at the World Ice Hockey Championship.

Sweden goalie Johan Holmqvist had 18 saves, earning his first shutout in five games in the tournament.

The Swedes advance to face Canada, which scored three goals in a span of 1:39 in the third period to beat Slovakia 4-1 in a later quarterfinal. On Thursday, Russia faces the Czech Republic and Finland plays ...

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