#CBC: « World juniors: Sweden wraps up Group B with rout of Switzerland »

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Elias Pettersson and Lias Andersson each had two goals and an assist and Sweden beat Switzerland 7-2 on Saturday in the world junior hockey championship to wrap up Group B.

The United States was off Saturday after beating Canada 4-3 in a shootout Friday in a snowy outdoor game at the Buffalo Bills’ New Era Field. The Americans opened Tuesday with a 9-0 victory over Denmark and lost 3-2 to Slovakia on Thursday. They will finish Group A play Sunday against Finland, a 5-2 winner over Slovakia on Saturday. Canada played Denmark on Saturday night.

At HarborCenter, Axel Jonsson Fjallby, Fabian Zetterlund and Tim Soderlund also scored for Sweden (3-0) and Filip Larsson made 20 saves. Nicolas Muller and Marco Miranda scored for Switzerland (1-2).

Sweden scored four goals in the third period, including two by Elias Pettersson, en route to a 7-2 victory over Switzerland at the IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo 0:58

At Key Bank Center in another Group B game, the Czech Republic beat Belarus 6-5 to improve to 2-1.

Radovan Pavlik scored twice for the Czech Republic. Down 2-0 early in the second, the Czechs scored five straight goals after pulling goalie Josef Korenar in favour of Jakub Skarek.

Yegor Sharangovich scored twice for Belarus (0-4).

Radovan Pavlik tallied twice, and Czech captain Marek Zachar scored the eventual game-winner as the Czech Republic hung on for a 6-5 win over Belarus at the IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo 1:01

On Sunday, the Swedes will face Russia (2-1), and the Czech Republic will play Switzerland.

In the second game Saturday at Key Bank Center, Aleski Heponiemi, Markus Nurmi, Joni Ikonen, Aapeli Rasanen and Joona Koppanen scored for Finland (2-1).

Finland scored three goals in the third period to beat Slovakia 5-2 at the IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo 0:59

Note: « Previously Published on: 30 December 2017 | 11:19 pm, as ‘World juniors: Sweden wraps up Group B with rout of Switzerland’ on CBC RADIO-CANADA. Here is a source link for the Article’s Image(s) and Content ».

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