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U.S. tops Switzerland 4-2, Sweden routs Denmark 10-1 at U20 Worlds

U.S. tops Switzerland 4-2, Sweden routs Denmark 10-1 at U20 Worlds

Colin Wilson scored twice to lead the United States to a 4-2 victory over Switzerland on Friday and move it atop Group B at the Under-20 World Ice Hockey Championship.
The victory gave the United States six points and pushed it just ahead of Russia on goal difference entering their head-to-head showdown on Saturday.
Meanwhile Friday, Mikael Backlund and Tony Lagerstrom scored a pair of goals each and Robin Figren added his third of the tournament to rally Sweden from an early deficit to a 10-1 victory over Scandinavian neighbor Denmark.
Wilson scored a pair of power-play goals as the Americans converted on four of 11 extra-man opportunities. Wilson put the United States ahead at 5:08 of the opening period and Bobby Sanguinetti doubled the advantage 2:57 into the second, before Andrei Bykov cut the lead 1:20 later.
James van Riemsdyk scored the eventual winner 2:27 into the final period, giving him two goals and a tournament-leading five points.
Wilson added his second to increase the American lead to 4-1 at 49:31, his third goal in two games and giving him a share of the tournament lead with Figren and the Czech Republic's Michael Frolik.
Arnaud Jacquemet added a power-play consolation goal for Switzerland with 4:15 remaining.
It was the second defeat in as many days for Switzerland after succumbing to Finland 4-3 in a penalty shootout.
Elsewhere, Sweden had to rally when Morten Poulsen gave Denmark the lead after only 66 seconds.
Oscar Moller and Tobias Forsberg scored 2:37 apart to put Sweden ahead 2-1 by 9:56 of the first period. Backlund scored both of his goals and Lagerstrom and Figren added theirs in the second period to give Sweden control 6-1.
The win moved Sweden atop Group A with six points, ahead of Canada on goal difference heading into their clash on Saturday.


Updated : 2021-07-27 05:12 GMT+08:00