Canada overcame Germany at the IIHF World Junior Championship to reach the quarter-finals ©IIHF

Canada and the United States booked their places in the quarter-finals of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Junior Championship in the Czech Republic.

Canada overcame Germany 4-1, with Nolan Foote opening the scoring at Ostravar Aréna in the 11th minute. 

Liam Foudy and Calen Addison made it 3-0 in the second period, before Yannik Valenti recorded a consolatory goal for Germany in the third period.

Ty Dellandrea then scored in the dying moments of the game to secure the victory for Canada.

The US managed a dramatic victory against hosts Czech Republic, with Cole Caufield scoring an overtime winner after the match finished at 3-3.  

In Group A, Sweden resigned Kazakhstan to relegation after thrashing them 6-2 at the Werk Arena in Třinec.

Samuel Fagemo got the first two goals for Sweden, while Nils Hoglander, Linus Oberg, Jonatan Berggren and Lucas Raymond also scored. 

Oleg Boiko and Maxim Musorov were on the Kazakhstan score sheet.

Switzerland then defeated Slovakia 7-2.