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Joel Eriksson-Ek scores twice, Sweden beats Switzerland 4-2

Joel Eriksson-Ek scores twice, Sweden beats Switzerland 4-2

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.


Updated : 2021-01-21 23:55 GMT+08:00