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Russia, Finland, Sweden win at world hockey's junior worlds

Russia, Finland, Sweden win at world hockey's junior worlds

Russia dominated Switzerland 6-0 to stay atop its group, while Finland came back from a goal down to beat the Czech Republic 6-2 Thursday at the World Junior Hockey Championship.
Host Sweden scored two goals within 24 seconds in the third period to beat Slovakia 6-3 in the final game.
Martin Johansson scored twice as the Swedes bounced back from their opening defeat to Canada. But it was Patric Hornqvist and Robin Lindqvist who scored two quick goals in the middle of the third period to down Slovakia.
Vladimir Mihalik, Ondrej Mikula and Juraj Mikus scored for Slovakia.
Power-play goals by Ilya Zubov and Alexander Bumagin paved the way for Russia after a scoreless first period against Switzerland. Igor Makarov put the Russians up 3-0 in the final period before Evgeni Ryasensky, Artem Anisimov and Vyachelslav Voinov completed the rout.
In other Group B action, two goals by Teemu Lakso helped Finland recover after the Czechs took the lead on a goal from Vladimir Sobotka.
Russia heads the group with six points ahead of the Finns, while Canada tops Group A ahead of Germany, Sweden and the United States.


Updated : 2021-03-05 15:55 GMT+08:00