Wild prospect Jordan Greenway scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period and the United States held off Switzerland for a 3-2 victory in a quarterfinal match Monday at the world junior hockey championship.
Jeremy Bracco added a goal and assist, Wild prospect Luke Kunin scored and Tyler Parsons made 19 saves for the Americans, who will face Russia in a semifinal Wednesday at the Bell Centre in Montreal. The Americans topped the Russians 3-2 in the preliminary round.
“We’re fortunate enough to be moving on,” Bracco said.
Greenway finished with a goal and an assist following a three-point outing vs. Canada.
Also in Toronto, Wild prospect Kirill Kaprizov scored twice as Russia beat Denmark 4-0. Kaprizov passed Sweden’s Alex Nylander for the lead in points (10) at the under-20 tournament.
In Montreal, Tim Soderlund and Wild prospect Joel Eriksson Ek each scored twice as Sweden beat Slovakia 8-3.