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2009-05-04 17:33:10

Roman Wick scored 13 seconds into overtime Monday to give Switzerland a 4-3 win over Team USA at the 2009 World Hockey Championship at Bern, Switzerland. Andres Ambuhl, Romano Lemm and Martin Pluss also scored for the Swiss, who will not advance to the quarterfinals. Ron Hainsey scored two goals and Chris Higgins got the other for the Americans, who finished third in the group and advance to the quarters to play Finland Wednesday. Robert Esche allowed four goals on 25 shots for Team USA. At...

2009-05-01 20:31:28

Kyle Okposo opened the scoring 4:02 into the game Friday and the United States cruised to a 6-2 victory over France at the World Hockey Championship. The Americans opened the second round-robin phase of the tournament by moving to within one point of Russia in Group F. The United States and Russia will meet Saturday. The top four from each of the six-team groups will reach next week's quarterfinals. Team USA spent more than nine minutes on the power play in the first period and capitalized by...

2009-04-30 21:03:11

Steven Stamkos scored twice and Martin St. Louis added a goal Thursday, helping Canada crush the Czech Republic 5-1 at the World Hockey Championship. Canada's win came in one of four games that opened the second phase of the tournament and the Canadians were the only team to win in regulation time Thursday. Russia defeated Sweden in overtime 6-5, Belarus was a 3-2 overtime winner over Norway and Latvia stunned Switzerland 2-1 in a shootout. Canada leads Group E with nine points and, with two...

2009-04-29 20:10:18

Kristian Huselius scored 1:59 into overtime Wednesday, completing a rally that gave Sweden a 6-5 win over the United States in the World Hockey Championships. The Americans had a 5-2 lead midway through the third period, but coughed up the advantage and then fell in the final game of the preliminary round-robin phase of the tournament. Despite the loss, the United States finished first in Group C and is all but assured of reaching the quarterfinals. The top three teams from each of the four...

2006-05-18 16:22:49

By Gennady Fyodorov RIGA (Reuters) - Titleholders the Czech Republic scored a dramatic 4-3 victory over Russia and Finland blanked Belarus 3-0 to reach the world championship semi-finals on Thursday. Zbynek Irgl scored at 7:58 of the 10-minute sudden-death extra period to clinch the win for the Czechs, who will meet Finland in Saturday's semi-final. Canada will take on Olympic champions Sweden in the second semi-final after both nations booked their places in the last four on...

2006-05-14 16:13:24

By Steve Keating RIGA (Reuters) - Holders the Czech Republic and Slovakia both posted upset wins over previously unbeaten teams at the ice hockey world championship on Sunday bringing the quarter-final picture into sharper focus. The Czech Republic jumped out to an early lead then held on to post a well-deserved 6-4 win over Canada. Marian Hossa had a goal and two assists as Slovakia thumped Olympic champions Sweden 5-2 in a must win contest to keep their hopes of advancing alive....

2006-05-14 11:25:42

RIGA (Reuters) - Russia scored two powerplay goals early in the final period to beat Switzerland 6-3 on Sunday and maintain a 100 percent record at the ice hockey world championship. Two powerful blasts by defensemen Dmitry Bykov and Ilya Nikulin less than two minutes apart beat Montreal Canadiens goaltender David Aebischer to break a 2-2 deadlock. Goran Bezina brought the Swiss within one three minutes later, using advantage of a 5-3 powerplay opportunity, but late strikes by...

2006-05-11 09:04:27

By Steve Keating RIGA (Reuters) - Italy's Tony Iob was suspended from the world hockey championships on Thursday for his part in a fight near the end of a preliminary round game against Ukraine. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) hit Iob with a three-match ban, effectively ending his world championships, for attacking Ukraine's Sergei Klymentiev in the corridor of Skonto Arena after they were ejected from Wednesday's game. Klymentiev has been handed a two-game ban but the...

2006-05-11 07:45:38

By Steve Keating RIGA (Reuters) - Italy's Tony Iob was suspended from the world ice hockey championships on Thursday for his part in a fight near the end of a preliminary round game against Ukraine. The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) hit Iob with a three-match ban, effectively ending his world championships, for attacking Ukraine's Sergi Klymenitiev in the corridor of Skonto Arena after they were ejected from Wednesday's game. Klymenitiev has been handed a two-game ban...

2006-05-08 16:24:19

By Gennady Fyodorov RIGA (Reuters) - Russia, Switzerland and Sweden recorded their second straight victories on Monday to clinch a place in the next round at the world ice hockey championship. Olympic champions Sweden blanked Italy 4-0 to more closer to achieving an unprecedented golden double, while Slovakia thrashed hapless Kazakhstan 6-0. The Kazakhs have now conceded a record 16 goals in their first two games after being trounced 10-1 by Russia on Saturday. Earlier, Montreal...


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