Swedish Men’s Hockey Team Clinches Bronze at World Championships in Prague

Swedish Men’s Hockey Team Clinches Bronze at World Championships in Prague

The Swedish men’s hockey team won bronze medals at the world championships in Prague on Sunday.

In the fight for third place, the Swedes beat Canada 4:2 (1:0, 0:1, 3:1).

Sweden took the lead after 12 minutes played when Carl Grundstrom beat the Canadian goalkeeper from close range.

On the other hand, at the beginning of the second period, Canada equalized the result after the goal scored by Dylan Cousins, but in the third period, after less than five minutes, Pierre-Luc Dubois put the Canadians in the lead.

A little more than ten minutes before the end of regular time, the score was tied again, this time with Erik Karlsson sending the puck into Canada’s goal.

In the 54th minute of the match, Sweden’s winning goal was scored by Grundström, who after intercepting the puck surprised the opponent’s goalkeeper with a strong shot, but five seconds before the final whistle, Markus Johansson sent the puck into the empty Canadian goal.

The Swedish hockey players won all the games in Group B, beat Finland 2-1 in extra time in the quarter-finals, with Juel Eek-Eriksson scoring the winning goal, but lost to the home team 3-7 in the semi-finals.

The Canadians won all matches in Group A, including two in extra time. In the quarterfinals, the representatives of the homeland of hockey defeated Slovakia 6:3, with three points scored by Nick Paul (2+1), but in the semifinals, they lost to the Swiss 2:3 in the shootout.

at At 9:20 p.m., Switzerland and the Czech Republic will compete for victory in the championship. The game can be watched live on the TV channel LTV7 and on the Latvian public media portal “lsm.lv/hokejs”.

The 16 teams were divided into two groups of eight teams each, with each team playing seven games. The top four teams from each group continued to fight for medals in the quarter-finals, but the weaker teams from both groups left the stronger division, and will be replaced by Hungary and Slovenia in the top 16 next year.

Last year, the Canadians triumphed in the world championships, beating Germany in the decisive match, while Latvia won the bronze medals, defeating the USA national team in overtime.


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