Russia defeated Germany at the IIHF World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic ©IIHF

Russia beat Germany to reach the quarter-finals at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic.

The Russian side condemned Germany to relegation after easing past their opponents 6-1 at the Ostravar Aréna.

Kirill Marchenko scored twice in the first period, before Grigori Denisenko made it 3-0 to Russia in the second. 

Two goals from Pavel Dorofeyev put the result beyond doubt going into the third period, when Dmitri Voronkov netted Russia's sixth. 

Nino Kinder was the scorer of Germany's consolation goal in the dying minutes of the match. 

Germany will now face Kazakhstan, the Group A loser, in a series of three relegation clashes. 

Sweden topped Group A, continuing their unbeaten record by defeating Slovakia 6-2 at the Werk Arena in Třinec.

Alexander Holtz led the way with two goals for Sweden, while Albin Eriksson, Philip Broberg, Oscar Back, and Samuel Fagemo also scored.

Kristian Kovacik and Robert Dzugan got on the scoresheet for Slovakia.

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