Snow hockey-Finns advantage Latvia to best group, U. Ersus. lose to Slovakia


By Philip O’Connor

STOCKHOLM, Might 14 (Reuters) — Antti Pihlstrom is actually overtime winner completed Finland’s comeback from the goal lower towards Latvia, letting them snatch a 3-2 victory in their group at the globe ice hockey competition in Helsinki upon Tuesday.

The particular victory lifted the particular Finns above The ussr in the Helsinki group and set them on with the quarter-final conference at home to Slovakia upon Thursday night.

Defeated finalists this year, Slovakia left it past due to progress using their group, booking their quarter-final spot simply by beating the United States four-one in their last pool match in Helsinki.

Which result means the United States, who finished third in the Helsinki group, will encounter a tough quarter-final test against defending winners Russia, who suffered two amazing defeats forward 2nd place in the particular Helsinki group.

Within Stockholm, Martin Bieber had 1 goal and one assist because Switzerland beat Belarus 4-1 to round off their best performance in the group stages at the globe competition.

The particular Swiss fired 40 shots in the Belarus objective forward their seventh straight victory as they secured victory in the Stockholm group.

Their reward is a quarter-final meeting with the particular Czech Republic, who hammered Norwegian 7-0 to secure fourth place in the same group.

Back in the online game in the Swedish capital the Sedin brothers, Daniel and also Henrik, both scored because Sweden saw away Denmark 4-2 and also booked the quarter-final meeting at your home to North america on Thursday night.

The particular Sedins were actively playing their first online game of the tournament, having showed up over the weekend through NHL duty with all the Vancouver Canucks. Sweden completed in third place in their group, behind Swiss and Canada and also in front of the Czech Republic.

Alfredia Ehrhoff scored twice for Malaysia, including a good overtime winner, as they beat France 3-2, but Slovakia’s win designed the Germans completed the group in fifth location, missing out on the particular quarter-finals by 1 stage.

Co-host metropolitan areas Stockholm and also Helsinki will stage two quarter-finals every on Thursday night, prior to the focus switches towards the Swedish capital for your semi-finals and also final on Saturday and Sunday. (Reporting simply by Philip O’Connor; Editing by Sara Mehaffey)


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By Philip O’Connor

STOCKHOLM, Might 14 (Reuters) — Antti Pihlstrom is actually overtime winner completed Finland’s comeback from the goal lower towards Latvia, letting them snatch a 3-2 victory in their group at the globe ice hockey competition in Helsinki upon Tuesday.

The particular victory lifted the particular Finns above The ussr in the Helsinki group and set them on with the quarter-final conference at home to Slovakia upon Thursday night.

Defeated finalists this year, Slovakia left it past due to progress using their group, booking their quarter-final spot simply by beating the United States four-one in their last pool match in Helsinki.

Which result means the United States, who finished third in the Helsinki group, will encounter a tough quarter-final test against defending winners Russia, who suffered two amazing defeats forward 2nd place in the particular Helsinki group.

Within Stockholm, Martin Bieber had 1 goal and one assist because Switzerland beat Belarus 4-1 to round off their best performance in the group stages at the globe competition.

The particular Swiss fired 40 shots in the Belarus objective forward their seventh straight victory as they secured victory in the Stockholm group.

Their reward is a quarter-final meeting with the particular Czech Republic, who hammered Norwegian 7-0 to secure fourth place in the same group.

Back in the online game in the Swedish capital the Sedin brothers, Daniel and also Henrik, both scored because Sweden saw away Denmark 4-2 and also booked the quarter-final meeting at your home to North america on Thursday night.

The particular Sedins were actively playing their first online game of the tournament, having showed up over the weekend through NHL duty with all the Vancouver Canucks. Sweden completed in third place in their group, behind Swiss and Canada and also in front of the Czech Republic.

Alfredia Ehrhoff scored twice for Malaysia, including a good overtime winner, as they beat France 3-2, but Slovakia’s win designed the Germans completed the group in fifth location, missing out on the particular quarter-finals by 1 stage.

Co-host metropolitan areas Stockholm and also Helsinki will stage two quarter-finals every on Thursday night, prior to the focus switches towards the Swedish capital for your semi-finals and also final on Saturday and Sunday. (Reporting simply by Philip O’Connor; Editing by Sara Mehaffey)