World Junior Championship roundup: Kemell leads Finland previous Slovakia


Day 2 video games

Finland 5, Slovakia 2 — Joakim Kemell (Nashville Predators) and Oliver Kapanen (Montreal Canadiens) every had a purpose and an help for Finland in a Group B sport at Avenir Centre.

Sami Paivarinta (2023 draft eligible), Jani Nyman (Seattle Kraken) and Brad Lambert (Winnipeg Jets) scored, and Jani Lampinen (2023 draft eligible) made 22 saves for Finland (1-0-1-0), which rebounded from a 3-2 time beyond regulation loss to Switzerland on Monday.

“As we speak we had a recent begin,” Finland coach Tomi Lamsa mentioned. “And I am glad with how we performed, the sort of power we had. Tactically I believe we did good choices. And naturally, within the second interval we had three targets. That was a giant, large 20 minutes for us.”

Peter Repcik (2023 draft eligible) scored two power-play targets for Slovakia (0-0-0-1). Patrik Andrisik (2023 draft eligible) allowed 4 targets on 15 pictures earlier than being changed within the second interval by Matej Marinov (2023 draft eligible), who made seven saves.

Paivarinta made it 1-0 at 8:54 of the primary interval with a shot from the appropriate face-off dot.

Repcik scored on the rebound of a shot by Dalibor Dvorsky (2023 draft eligible) to tie it 1-1 at 19:49.

Kemell gave Finland a 2-1 lead at 3:34 of the second interval earlier than Kapanen made it 3-1 on a wraparound at 7:45.

Nyman prolonged the result in 4-1 with a power-play purpose at 13:56.

Tweet from @TSN_Sports: Joakim Kemell finishes off the one-timer to give Finland an early 2nd period lead.#WorldJuniors

Repcik’s second purpose lower it to 4-2 at 3:22 of the third interval, however Lambert scored on an end-to-end rush at 5:01 for the 5-2 last.

Slovakia subsequent performs the US on Wednesday (4 p.m. ET). Finland performs Latvia on Thursday (11 a.m. ET).

“I believe we’re actually good gamers, and I believe we are able to make a shock,” Repcik mentioned of taking part in the US.


Sweden 1, Germany 0 — Carl Lindbom (Vegas Golden Knights) made 28 saves for his second consecutive shutout in a Group A sport at Scotiabank Centre.

Lindbom made 13 saves in an 11-0 win towards Austria on Monday.

Adam Engstrom (Montreal Canadiens) scored for Sweden (2-0-0-0), which went 0-for-4 on the facility play. 

“We did not play good,” Sweden ahead Isak Rosen (Buffalo Sabres) mentioned. “We’re not doing something mistaken actually, however we do not use our talent sufficient. We do not go exhausting to the web to attain targets. We may rating some extra targets, however (we’re) not getting there, in order that’s acquired to be higher. However a win is a win.”

Nikita Quapp (Carolina Hurricanes) made 43 saves for Germany (0-0-0-1).

“I believe we performed an excellent sport,” Germany coach Tobias Abstreiter mentioned. “I believe it was the perfect first sport that we performed the final couple of years, and towards an excellent hockey nation. We had an opportunity to win the sport.”

Engstrom scored at 19:38 of the primary interval. Filip Bystedt (San Jose Sharks) gained an offensive-zone face-off again to Engstrom, who shot the rolling puck by visitors previous Quapp.

Tweet from @TSN_Sports: Sweden is on the board with 21 seconds to go in the 1st period 🚨#WorldJuniors

Fabian Lysell (Boston Bruins) had an opportunity to increase Sweden’s lead, however he was stopped on a penalty shot at 11:23 of the second interval.

Lindbom made 13 saves within the third interval to protect the win.

Germany subsequent performs Canada on Wednesday (6:30 p.m. ET). Sweden performs Czechia on Thursday (1:30 p.m. ET).


Switzerland 3, Latvia 2 (SO) — Liekit Reichle (2023 draft eligible) scored within the seventh spherical of the shootout for Switzerland, which rallied in a Group B sport at Avenir Centre.

Louis Robin (2023 draft eligible) and Rodwin Dionicio (2023 draft eligible) scored for Switzerland (0-2-0-0). Kevin Pasche (2023 draft eligible) made 16 saves.

Darels Dukurs (2023 draft eligible) and Dans Locmelis (Boston Bruins) scored for Latvia (0-0-1-1). Patriks Berzins (2023 draft eligible) made 27 saves.

Dionicio tied it 2-2 with 1:56 remaining within the third interval on a degree shot by visitors with Pasche pulled for an additional attacker.


Robin put Switzerland forward 1-0 at 8:20 of the primary interval, scoring on the rebound of a shot by Brian Zanetti (Philadelphia Flyers).

Locmelis tied it 1-1 at 13:03 when he scored off his personal rebound, and Dukurs gave Latvia a 2-1 lead at 17:50 of the second interval on a rebound on the facility play.

Latvia subsequent performs Finland on Thursday (11 a.m. ET), when Switzerland will play the US (4 p.m. ET).


Czechia 9, Austria 0 — Jiri Kulich (Buffalo Sabres) had a hat trick for Czechia in a Group A sport at Scotiabank Centre.

Gabriel Szturc (2023 draft eligible) scored twice, David Spacek (Minnesota Wild) had a purpose and an help, Matyas Sapovaliv (Vegas Golden Knights) had 4 assists, Stanislav Svozil (Columbus Blue Jackets) had three assists, and Tomas Suchanek (2023 draft eligible) made eight saves and had two assists for Czechia (2-0-0-0), which defeated Canada 5-2 on Monday.

“We gained and acquired three factors, which is nice, however now we have to remain grounded and be prepared for our subsequent sport,” Svozil mentioned. “We performed the identical means the entire sport, which is vital. We knew Austria is not Canada, however they’re nonetheless an excellent workforce and we needed to be prepared, and we had been.”

Michael Sicher (2023 draft eligible) made 38 saves for Austria (0-0-0-2), which misplaced 11-0 to Sweden on Monday.

“We at all times say within the locker room you have to concentrate on the optimistic issues, however clearly for those who lose video games 11-0, 9-0 it is exhausting to only concentrate on the great things,” Austria ahead Vinzenz Rohrer (Montreal Canadiens) mentioned. “For certain our third interval is one thing we are able to hold on. … The feelings went up, the blokes had been blocking pictures. So I believe that is one of many issues that we acquired to maintain up.”

Jakub Brabenec (Vegas Golden Knights) made it 1-0 at 3:50 of the primary interval with a power-play purpose.

Kulich prolonged the result in 2-0 at 16:26 when he scored from the appropriate face-off circle after receiving a seam move from the left level by Svozil.

Tweet from @TSN_Sports: Jiri Kulich rips it shortside, giving Czechia a 2-0 lead! #WorldJuniors

Petr Hauser (New Jersey Devils) jammed in a free puck within the crease to make it 3-0 at 18:39.

Szturc made it 4-0 at 1:05 of the second interval, and Ales Cech (2023 draft eligible) pushed it to 5-0 at 2:56 with a degree shot that squeezed between Sicher’s pads.

Kulich scored on an influence play to make it 6-0 at 8:16. Szturc then made it 7-0 at 10:02 when he completed a give-and-go with Jaroslav Chmelar (New York Rangers).

Kulich accomplished the hat trick on a breakaway eight seconds into the third interval to make it 8-0, and Spacek scored at 14:13 for the 9-0 last.

Czechia subsequent performs Sweden on Thursday (1:30 p.m. ET), when Austria will play Canada (6:30 p.m. ET).


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