MONTREAL (AP) — Minnesota Wild prospect Joel Eriksson-Ek broke a tie with 5:08 left with his second goal of the game and Sweden beat Switzerland 4-2 on Wednesday night in the world junior hockey championship.
Lias Andersson and Lucas Carlsson also scored to help Sweden improve to 2-0-0 and take the Group A lead.
Carl Grundstrom set up the go-ahead goal, recovering the puck behind the Swiss net and sliding a backhand pass to Eriksson-Ek. Carlsson completed the scoring on a slap shot with 2:49 to go.
Jonas Siegenthaler and Calvin Thurkauf had power-play goals for Switzerland (1-1-0).
In the only other game Wednesday, the United States faced Slovakia in Toronto in Group B.