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by Meg Tilley / Edmonton Oilers

The lone Oilers prospect participating in the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship is 2014 fourth-round pick William Lagesson. The defenceman plays for Sweden, and we will have updates on his performance as the tournament unfolds.

SWEDEN 5, CANADA 2



Team Sweden swept Group A thanks to a fairly convincing 5-2 win over Team Canada today in Helsinki.
 
It was a heated affair, with a total of 17 penalties being doled out for the two teams.
 
Oilers prospect William Lagesson was called for slashing at the 9:18 mark in the first period.
 
The defenceman finishes the preliminary round having scored one goal and adding one assist for two points in four games.
 
According to IIHF, this is the first time Canada has lost two round-robin games in regulation since the 1998 World Juniors, also in Finland.
 
Lagesson and the Swedes will face Slovakia in the quarter-finals on Saturday at 9 a.m. MT. 

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