- USA 2 – Czech Republic 1
Tyler Motte skated 15:10 and put four shots on net and Vince Hinostroza skated 12:32 with one shot on net as the United States advanced in a shootout victory. Auston Matthews scored both US goals. For the Czech Republic, defenseman Michal Kempny – a prospect who has been tied to the Blackhawks recently – skated 24:30 with three shots on net.
- Finland 5 – Denmark 1
Ville Pokka skated 15:40 with three shots on goal and was plus-two for Finland.
- Russia 4 – Germany 1
Artemi Panarin skated 16:14 without a shot on net as Russia advanced.
- Canada 6 – Sweden 0
Erik Gustafsson was limited to 5:41 in the loss; he was on the ice for only 63 seconds in the opening 40 minutes of the game.
On Saturday, the United States will face Canada and Russia will play Finland. The winners will advance to Sunday’s championship game.