Defending champions Finland secured their place in the quarter-finals of the International Ice Hockey Federation Under-18 World Championship by thrashing Switzerland in Sweden.
Finland hammered their opponents 12-0 in a must-win match to claim the last available quarter-final spot from Group A.
Defeat at A3 Arena in Umeå consigned Switzerland to the relegation round, where they will play Slovakia in a best-of-three series.
Finland will take on the United States in a repeat of the 2015, 2017, and 2018 finals after the Americans clinched top spot in Group B.
The US despatched Latvia 7-1 at Fjällräven Centre in Örnsköldsvik to complete the preliminary round with a 100 per cent record.
The US were triumphant over Finland in 2015 and 2017 but lost the 2018 final.
They will be out for revenge in the pick of the quarter-final matches, due to be held on Thursday (April 25).
"We haven’t thought about it [the quarter-final] much yet, but I think it’s going to be a tough game,” said Finland's Anton Lundell.
“They are a good team.
"They skate a lot and have skilful players, so we have to be aware and ready for the game.
"We have to play our best game to beat them."
All four quarter-finals will be held when the tournament resumes following a rest day tomorrow.