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Sweden ends Canada's world junior winning streak at 20

Sweden ends Canada's world junior winning streak at 20

Sweden ended Canada's winning streak in the world junior hockey championship at 20 on Saturday, beating the three-time defending champions 4-3 on Tobias Forsberg' goal with 7 seconds left.
Sweden leads the group with nine points from three games, Canada has six.
The winner of each group directly qualifies for the semifinals, while the second and third teams advance to the quarterfinals to play for the two remaining semifinal spots.
Also Saturday in Liberec, Tyler Ruegsegger, James vanRiemsdyk and Mike Carman scored to help the United States improve to 3-0 in Group B with a 3-2 victory over Russia.
The United States leads the group with nine points, Russia remains on six.
In the other Group A game, the Czech Republic beat Slovakia 5-2. In Group B, Finland routed Kazakhstan 5-0.
With one more group game to play, Slovakia and Kazakhstan have no chance to advance to the quarterfinals and will play in the relegation round.
Jakub Sklenar scored twice for the Czechs and Michael Frolik had his fourth tournament goal as the hosts jumped to a commanding 4-0 lead in the second period. The Slovaks then answered with Oliver Duris at 38:17 and Erik Caladi made it 4-2 on a power play goal. Martin Latal gave the Czechs the final goal 2:07 later.
Joonas Kemppainen scored twice for the Finns and Juuso Puustinen scored his third goal of the tournament to lead Finland over Kazakhstan.


Updated : 2021-06-25 00:36 GMT+08:00