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Sandstrom strong as Sweden tops Canada at Evaluation Camp

by Staff Writer / Philadelphia Flyers

Felix Sandstrom stopped 37 of 38 shots he faced, including all 24 combined shots in the second and third period to help Sweden earn a 5-1 victory over Canada at the World Junior Evaluation Camp in Plymouth, Michigan on Friday.

Sandstrom is now 2-0 at camp after earning a 6-3 win over USA White to open the exhibition games. In his two outings, the Flyers’ third round pick (70th overall) in 2015 has now turned aside 81 of 85 shots to log a 2.00 GAA and .953 save percentage.

David Bernhardt also appeared for Sweden, going scoreless. The 6’2”, 192 pound defenseman has one goal in four games during camp.

In net for Canada was another Flyers goaltending prospect, Carter Hart, who was the first goaltender taken in this summer’s NHL Draft at 48th overall. Hart stopped 16 of 20 shots through 53 minutes of play in the game. It was Hart’s first game action since his junior team, the WHL’s Everett Silvertips, were eliminated from the playoffs on Apr. 16.

In the second game of the day, the now combined US squad took on Finland with Flyers prospect Tanner Laczynski appearing in his third contest of the exhibition games. The sixth round pick was held scoreless with two shots on goal and two penalty minutes in the game.

The combined US squad is now 1-1.

Sweden is 2-2-0 at camp with both victories coming with Sandstrom between the pipes. Sweden will cap it’s summer camp schedule with a game against rival, Finland, on Saturday at 4 p.m ET (NHL Network).

Canada is 0-1-1 at camp and wraps up their schedule on Saturday with a marquee matchup against Team USA on 7 p.m. ET.

Saturday, Aug. 6:
Sweden vs. Finland, 4 p.m.
USA vs. Canada, 7 p.m.

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