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IIHF World Championship: Quarterfinals Recap

by Dave Vest / Arizona Coyotes

EDITOR'S NOTE: Five members of the Coyotes organization - Head Coach Dave Tippett (Canada), Mikkel Boedker (Denmark), Connor Murphy (USA), Andy Miele (USA) and Tobias Rieder (Germany) - are competing at the 2014 IIHF World Championship in Minsk, Belarus.


• Czech Republic defeated USA, 4-3, in a quarterfinal game.

Coyotes defenseman Connor Murphy played 17:01 and took one shot on goal, and Coyotes forward Andy Miele did not play for USA, which was eliminated.

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• Finland defeated Canada, 3-2, in a quarterfinal game.

Coyotes Head Coach Dave Tippett led Canada to a 5-1-1-1 record in eight games in his first stint as Canada's Head Coach.

"For the most part I thought our team played well," Tippett said. "We controlled long portions of the game. We made a couple of mistakes that cost us the game. Our goal was to get better every day. That was probably the best game we've played here."

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NEXT UP on Saturday:

Russia vs. Sweden 6:45 a.m. (AZ time)
Czech Republic vs. Finland 10:45 a.m. (AZ time)

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