At the world ice hockey championships in Minsk, the United States won their second game, beating Switzerland 3-2 in Group B.
Elsewhere on May 10, Canada came back from an opening loss to France to beat Slovakia 4-1 in a Group A encounter.
In other games, Germany beat Kazakhstan 2-1 in overtime in Group B. In the same group, Latvia upset Finland 3-2.
In Group A, Sweden beat Denmark 3-0, and Norway beat Italy by the same score.
The games are a first for Belarus, which has built two arenas to host them.
But the choice of Minsk has proved controversial due to the poor human rights record of President Alyaksandr Lukashenka.
Based on reporting by AFP and AP