Junior Hockey: a gain of 6-5 in the Czech Republic

Photo: Adrian Kraus, Associated Press
Sweden will face Russia on Sunday in the conclusion of the preliminary round.

Buffalo — Radovan Pavlik scored twice and the Czech Republic beat Belarus 6-5 in the Championship of the world junior hockey championships, Saturday.


Filip Zadina, Marek Lashon, Filip Chytil and Libor Hajek also scored for the winners.


Zadina plays for the Halifax Mooseheads in the QMJHL, where he is the second pointer.


Vojtech Budik has provided two assists for the Czechs (2-0-0-1), who were losing 2-0 early in the second period, before recording five goals without reply.


Josef Korenar allowed the first two goals, then he has yielded his place to Jakub Skarek.


Yegor Sharangovich has managed a double win for Belarusians (0-0-0-4), which have also been as a scorer Ivan Drozdov, Igor Martynov, and Vladislav Gabrus.


Maxim Sushko, Vladyslav Yeryomenko and Viktor Bovbel have each made two assists.


Andrei Grishenko has been replaced by Dmitri Rodik after the fifth goal of the Czechs.


The Czech Republic, which shares the second place of group B with Russia, has dominated 39-21 for the shots. She will face Switzerland in its final game of the preliminary round, Sunday.


Sweden 7 Switzerland 2


Elias Pettersson and Lias Andersson have scored each two goals and an help and they have helped Sweden defeat Switzerland 7-2.


Tim Söderlund, Axel Jonsson Fjallby and Fabian Zetterlund have also hit the target for Sweden (3-0-0-0), who still occupies the first rank of group B. Rasmus Dahlin, the best hope for the next NHL draft, has tallied two helpers.


Filip Larsson has made 20 stops in front of the net Swedish.


Nicolas Muller and Marco Miranda have provided to you the replica of Swiss (1-0-0-2), while Matteo Ritz has provided seven goals on 42 shots.


Andersson opened the scoring after 5:25 to play in the first period, but Muller tied it up about five minutes later.


Sweden is finally detached from its rivals in the second period thanks to goals by Andersson and Jonsson Fjallby, but Miranda has taken the Swiss to one goal to Sweden in scoring at the digital advantage with 46 seconds to make the commitment.


However, Sweden has confirmed its hold on the victory with four goals in the third period.


Sweden will face Russia on Sunday in the conclusion of the preliminary round.