Another win for Finland at ice hockey World Championships

It's the second consecutive win for the Finnish Lionesses, and puts them in a good position for the final match in this group stage.

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Finland's Noora Tulles (L) battles for the puck with Switzerland's Lisa Ruedi (R), 8th April 2019 / Credit: Matt Zambonin, HHOF-IIHF Images

The Finnish women’s ice hockey team have notched up a second consecutive win at the ice hockey World Championships currently taking place in Espoo.

In a dominant game, the Lionesses handed Switzerland a 6-2 defeat, leaving the Swiss at the bottom of the group with four losses.

Finnish goals came from Michelle Karvinen (2), Rosa LindstedtSusanna TapaniLinda Valimäki and Minttu Tuominen.

Minttu Tuominen says there’s a difference in the style of play between Canada, who they face in the group finale, and the USA, who defeated Finland in the opening game of the championships.

“I think Canada is more straight forward. They’re crashing the net more. The USA is doing a little drop pass here and there and trying to find that great play and then score in the empty net” she told reporters after the game.

Finland’s next game against Canada – who they beat in the 2017 World Championships – takes place already on Tuesday in Espoo’s Metro Areena, with the action starting at 19:30.