Left wing William Nylander-Altelius, considered one of the top-five European prospects available in the 2014 NHL Draft, scored the decisive goal early in the third period to help lead the Swedish Under-18 Select Team to a 4-3 victory over Canada in preliminary-round action at the 2013 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka on Tuesday in Breclav, Czech Republic.
The victory moves Sweden into a tie with Canada (one win apiece, three points) in Group A. Canada will resume action on Wednesday against Switzerland at 9:30 a.m. ET on the final day of preliminary-round action, while Sweden battles Czech Republic at 1 p.m. ET.
"We didn't come out well and got down 3-1," Canada coach Dale Hunter told TSN.com. "Against good teams like Sweden, if you get down 3-1 it's tough to come back. But we didn't quit. We had good scoring chances to tie it up, but couldn't get one by the goalie."