Koivunen propels Finland to beat Austria 7-1 in youth hockey world championship | The Canadian News

Ville Koivunen scored twice and added an assist when Finland defeated Austria 7-1 on Monday in the world youth hockey championships.

Finn Ville Koivunen (24) scores a goal over Austrian goalkeeper Sebastian Wraneschitz (30) during the first period of action at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship in Edmonton, Monday, December 27, 2021.


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Brad Lambert scored a goal and two assists for Finland (2-0), while Kalle Vaisanen, Samuel Helenius, Kasper Simontaival and Topi Niemela completed the attack.

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Goalkeeper Juha Jatkola made eight saves for the victory.

Martin Urbanek was Austria’s only scorer (0-1), while Sebastian Wraneschitz stopped 41 shots at the net.

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Germany beat Czechia 2-1

At Edmonton, Alexander Blank scored his second goal of the game in extra time when Germany defeated the Czech Republic 2-1.

Ivan Ivan of the Czech Republic (16) watches as Germany’s Alexander Blank (24) celebrates a goal during overtime in action at the IIHF World Youth Hockey Championship in Edmonton on Monday, December 27, 2021.


Blank scored 1:20 of the extra mark to give the Germans (1-1) their first victory of the tournament.

Blank opened the scoring at 12:29 pm in the second period, but Jan Mysak tied it just over 10 minutes later.

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Florian Bugl made 39 saves for Germany.

Jan Bednar stopped 30 shots for the Czech Republic (0-2), who added their first point of the tournament despite the loss.

Russia win 4-2 over Switzerland

In Red Deer, Alta., Russia faced Switzerland and Sweden faced Slovakia.

Danila Yurov had a goal and an assist when Russia defeated Switzerland.

Pavel Tyutnev scored the winning goal late in the first period as Russia (1-1) jumped to an early 3-0 lead.

Dmitri Zlodeyev and Matvei Michkov also scored for Russia.

Attilio Biasca and Fabian Ritzmann scored for Switzerland (0-1).

Yegor Guskov made 16 saves for Russia, while Kevin Pasche saved 28 shots for Switzerland.

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