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FIVE KINGS ADVANCE TO SEMIFINALS

by Staff Writer / Los Angeles Kings

The hockey season isn’t quite over for five Kings players who are chasing gold at the 2009 World Hockey Championship held in Switzerland's capital, Berne and in Zurich-Kloten.

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Drew Doughty (1-6=7)* tallied an assist to help Team Canada to a 4-2 victory over Latvia. Canada will play Sweden in the Semifinals on Friday. Also, on Wednesday, Alexander Frolov (2-1=3) and Russia, defeated Belarus, 4-3 to also advance to the Semifinals, where they will play Team USA and three Kings - Dustin Brown (2-5=7), Peter Harrold (0-0=0) and Jack Johnson (4-2=6)- after the Americans beat Finland, 3-2.

Michal Handzus was the sixth member of the Kings organization participating in the World Championships, finishing 10th with Team Slovakia. Handzus finished with four assists in six games and a plus-two rating.

May 6:
Russia 4 vs. Belarus 3
USA 3 vs. Finland 2 

May 7:
Canada 4, Latvia 2
Sweden 3, Czech Republic 1

May 8:
Russia vs. USA - 8:15 a.m.
Canada vs. Sweden - 12:15 p.m.

ROUND ROBIN RESULTS

April 24:
Russia 5 vs. Germany 0 - Highlights
Canada 6 vs. Belarus 1 - Highlights

April 25:
USA 4 vs. Latvia 2 - Highlights
Slovakia 4 vs. Hungary 3
Czech Republic 5 vs. Denmark 0 - Highlights

April 26:
Russia 7 vs. France 2 -  Highlights
Canada 9 vs. Hungary 0 - Highlights
Belarus 2 vs. Slovakia 1

April 27:
USA 6 vs. Austria 1 - Highlights
Czech Republic 5 vs. Norway 2 - Highlights

April 28:
Canada 7 vs. Slovakia 3 - Highlights
Russia 4 vs. Switzerland 2 - Highlights

April 29:
USA 5 vs. Sweden 6 Highlights
Czech Republic 3  vs. Finland 4

======END OF PRELIMINARY ROUND======

April 30:
Russia 6 vs. Sweden 5 - Highlights
Canada 5 vs. Czech Republic 1 - Highlights

May 1:
United States 6 vs. France 2 - Highlights
Slovakia 1, vs. Finland 2 OT Highlights

May 2:
Russia 4 vs. United States 1 - Highlights
Czech Republic 8 vs. Slovakia 0 Highlights

May 3:

Canada 5 vs. Norway 1
Russia 6 vs. Latvia 1 - Highlights

May 4:
Slovakia 3, Norway 2
United States 3 vs. Switzerland 4 Highlights
Canada 3 vs. Finland 4 Highlights

======END OF QUALIFICATION ROUND======

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