Forward Sebastian Collberg scored a goal Saturday as Sweden defeated Latvia 5-1 at the junior ice hockey world championships to secure a spot in the knockout round.
Viktor Arvidsson also chipped in with a pair of goals for Sweden, who dominated the match but struggled to find a way past goalkeeper Ivars Punnenovs until Emil Molin gave the Swedes the lead with 50 seconds left in the first period. Teodors Blugers scored for the winless Latvians, but Collberg restored the lead and Sweden added three late goals to wrap up the win. Arvidsson scored two quick goals midway through the third and Alexander Wennberg added the fifth with less than a minute to play. Sweden tops Group A with eight points in three games, while Latvia is last with no points.