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2006-05-19 08:02:59

By Steve Keating RIGA (Reuters) - Olympic champions Sweden face their biggest hurdle yet in their quest for an unprecedented golden double when they clash with Canada at the world championships semi-finals on Saturday. In the other tie defending champions Czech Republic take on Olympic silver medallists Finland, who would like nothing better than a chance for revenge on their Nordic rivals in Sunday's final. A win over Canada would leave the Swedes on the brink of hockey history....

2006-05-17 06:27:54

RIGA (Reuters) - Finland's number one netminder Antero Niittymaki has been ruled out of the world ice hockey championship with a thigh injury. Niittymaki was named most valuable player at the Turin Olympics after posting three shutouts to lead Finland to a silver medal. He sustained the injury during the second period of a 4-2 qualification round loss to Canada on Monday. The Philadelphia Flyers netminder is expected to be sidelined for three to five weeks, team officials said on...

2006-05-14 11:22:56

RIGA (Reuters) - Fredrik Norrena made 18 saves to earn the shutout as Olympic silver medalists Finland blanked Norway 3-0 at the world ice hockey championship on Sunday. The win allowed the Finns to take over first place in the Group E standings with seven points, one clear of unbeaten Canada who could reclaim top spot later on Sunday when they take on defending champions the Czech Republic. Finland, Canada, Czech Republic and the United States have all secured quarter-final spots....

2006-02-16 08:53:10

TURIN (Reuters) - Teemu Selanne scored a pair of goals as Finland recorded their second shutout in as many days at the Olympic men's ice hockey tournament with 6-0 win over Italy on Thursday. The Finns, who whipped Switzerland 5-0 on Wednesday, were held scoreless in the first period by the Italians, who were being backed by another raucous crowd at the Palasport Olimpico. But an undisciplined second period by the plucky hosts put an end to any upset hopes as Jere Lehtinen, Saku...

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