Photo by Ronald Hansel
Neither side could change the scoreboard in the opening 20 minutes as Kempf turned aside all 10 shots he saw from the Finns in the first period.
Just shy of the midway mark of the game, James Hagens (Hauppauge, N.Y.) put Team USA on the board with an unassisted goal. The score was his second in two games at the Five Nations tournament.
At 13:23 of the period, Teddy Stiga (Sudbury, Mass.) found the back of the net to double the U.S. lead to 2-0. He was set up by Brodie Ziemer (Hutchinson, Minn.) and Hagens. The helper gave Ziemer four points in two days to put him in the top-5 scorers of the event.
After getting taken down with a hook midway through the final period, Kamil Bednarik (Chicago, Ill.) was awarded a penalty shot and converted for Team USA's second in two days to push the lead to 4-0.
Kempf finished his outing with 22 saves as he picked up his first shutout of the season.
With a goal and an assist, Hagens' two-point game gave him the nod for the U.S. Player of the Game.
Team USA is in the midst of four games in four days; they return to Hameenlinna tomorrow to square up Switzerland. Puck drop is set for 10:30 a.m. ET from Pohjantahti Areena.