Ice hockey-Sweden thump Switzerland to win world tournament


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By simply Philip O’Connor

STOCKHOLM, May 19 (Reuters) : Sweden taken apart Switzerland 5-1 in the final to be the first team since 1986 to win the particular snow hockey world tournament upon home ice upon Weekend.

The actual Swedes’ victory clicked a nine-game successful streak that taken the unfancied Switzerland all the way to their first final since 1935.

The actual Swedes were made to work hard in the beginning and also fell behind in the fifth moment when competition MVP Aventure Josi cut across the snow before slotting a backhand shot involving the legs associated with Swedish goalie Jhonas Enroth.

The actual Swedes then began to get to grips using the Swiss stress and equalised by means of Erik Gustafsson , who fired home in the ninth moment to have the serves during the online game.

The actual Swiss defensive willpower that was the particular bedrock of their semi-final triumph against United States had been sorely short of the last, because they racked up a total number of 14 or so minutes in penalty charges in the very first time period.

Sweden’s Henrik Sedin was in place hand in order to punish which indiscipline if he flipped the particular puck into the net for any power play goal in the 12th moment to put their team forward.

The 2nd period was obviously a stalemate along with chances at a premium as both sides loved periods of dominance.

The actual Swiss started the third period highly and looked like returning into the online game, but when Julien Vauclair gave away the particular puck cheaply in the own zone, he left his affiliate with a mountain to rise.

His miss permitted Gabriel Landeskog in order to streak in upon goal and though his two efforts rebounded off Gerber, Claire Hjalmarsson made no mistake as he poked house the second rebound.

Switzerland put up a tenacious fight however despite exerting severe pressure, they could not style a goal, and when an attempt from Sedin sailed previous Gerber from the skate associated with Loui Eriksson, the game was all but over being a competition.

Sedin after that took his count for the competition to four objectives and five helps as he sent the puck cruising into a clear net using the Swedes short-handed.

With the clock keeping track of down, the particular Swedes threw mitts and hockey sticks to fans driving the bench and the victory had been greeted by an ear-splitting roar through the home support.

United States secured the particular bronze medal previously in the time as they defeat Finland 3-2 following a shootout.

Craig Smith and captain Paul Stastny had given the U. S. a first-period lead however Lauri Korpikoski fired in two objectives in the center of the last period for that Finns to force in time.

Ultimately, Alex Galchenyuk converted two shootout penalty charges to give the People in america their first honor since 04. (Reporting by Philip O’Connor, modifying by Toby Davis)


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By simply Philip O’Connor

STOCKHOLM, May 19 (Reuters) : Sweden taken apart Switzerland 5-1 in the final to be the first team since 1986 to win the particular snow hockey world tournament upon home ice upon Weekend.

The actual Swedes’ victory clicked a nine-game successful streak that taken the unfancied Switzerland all the way to their first final since 1935.

The actual Swedes were made to work hard in the beginning and also fell behind in the fifth moment when competition MVP Aventure Josi cut across the snow before slotting a backhand shot involving the legs associated with Swedish goalie Jhonas Enroth.

The actual Swedes then began to get to grips using the Swiss stress and equalised by means of Erik Gustafsson , who fired home in the ninth moment to have the serves during the online game.

The actual Swiss defensive willpower that was the particular bedrock of their semi-final triumph against United States had been sorely short of the last, because they racked up a total number of 14 or so minutes in penalty charges in the very first time period.

Sweden’s Henrik Sedin was in place hand in order to punish which indiscipline if he flipped the particular puck into the net for any power play goal in the 12th moment to put their team forward.

The 2nd period was obviously a stalemate along with chances at a premium as both sides loved periods of dominance.

The actual Swiss started the third period highly and looked like returning into the online game, but when Julien Vauclair gave away the particular puck cheaply in the own zone, he left his affiliate with a mountain to rise.

His miss permitted Gabriel Landeskog in order to streak in upon goal and though his two efforts rebounded off Gerber, Claire Hjalmarsson made no mistake as he poked house the second rebound.

Switzerland put up a tenacious fight however despite exerting severe pressure, they could not style a goal, and when an attempt from Sedin sailed previous Gerber from the skate associated with Loui Eriksson, the game was all but over being a competition.

Sedin after that took his count for the competition to four objectives and five helps as he sent the puck cruising into a clear net using the Swedes short-handed.

With the clock keeping track of down, the particular Swedes threw mitts and hockey sticks to fans driving the bench and the victory had been greeted by an ear-splitting roar through the home support.

United States secured the particular bronze medal previously in the time as they defeat Finland 3-2 following a shootout.

Craig Smith and captain Paul Stastny had given the U. S. a first-period lead however Lauri Korpikoski fired in two objectives in the center of the last period for that Finns to force in time.

Ultimately, Alex Galchenyuk converted two shootout penalty charges to give the People in america their first honor since 04. (Reporting by Philip O’Connor, modifying by Toby Davis)