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2015 IIHF World Championship Day 10

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
The Edmonton Oilers have five players participating in the 2015 IIHF World Hockey Championship in Czech Republic: Jordan Eberle and Taylor Hall (Canada), Anton Lander and Oscar Klefbom (Sweden) and Matt Hendricks (United States).

We will have daily updates on the games involving Oilers players, highlights, stats and more so be sure to check edmontonoilers.com regularly!

We will also provide updates on high-ranked 2015 NHL Draft prospect Jack Eichel, who is playing for USA.

USA 3, SLOVENIA 1

Number-two-ranked CSS draft prospect Jack Eichel scored his first goal of the tournament to help lead Team USA to a 3-1 win over Slovenia, moving the Americans back to the top of the Group B standings.

The other two goals for Team USA were scored by Brock Nelson -- both in the opening period as Nelson staked the Americans out to a 2-0 lead after 20 minutes.

The only goal in period two was scored by the Slovenians' Ales Music.

Eichel's goal came 1:09 into the third and that would stand as the final goal of the game, making it 3-1.

Oiler forward and Team USA captain Matt Hendricks had a shot on goal in 15:00 of icetime.

CANADA 7, SWITZERLAND 2

Jordan Eberle scored a goal and had seven shots on goal to help lead Canada to a 7-2 win over Switzerland on Sunday, clinching top spot in Group A.

Taylor Hall had two shots and was +1 for Canada.

Tyler Seguin opened the scoring for the Canadians only 53 seconds in but the Swiss tied it 1-1 six minutes later. With 18 seconds to go in the opening frame, Nathan MacKinnon's goal gave Canada the lead heading into the intermission.

In the second, Canada scored three more times, including Jordan Eberle who converted a feed from Sidney Crosby to make it 4-1.

Switzerland's Damian Brunner narrowed the gap to 5-2 early in the third but Canada added a couple more to make the final 7-2.

Canada wraps up their round-robin schedule on Tuesday, May 12 at 4:15 a.m. MDT.  

-- Marc Ciampa, edmontonoilers.com

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