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BLOG: WJC – Semi-final rivalry sees Sweden fall

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.

FINLAND 2, SWEDEN 1



It was penalty trouble that led to Sweden’s eventual 2-1 loss to Finland.

It was the first time Oilers defensive prospect William Lagesson and Sweden found themselves trailing in the tournament.

Though the Swedes took a 1-0 lead midway through the first period on a goal from forward Rasmus Asplund, it was a Swedish defensive mix-up behind the net in the second period that led to the Finns 1-1 equalizer.

Two minutes later, Sweden found themselves in penalty trouble that edged the Finns in front with a 2-1 lead on power play goal from Finland’s forward Antti Kalapudas.

The third period saw no scoring, with Finland outshooting Sweden 7-3.

Lagesson and Team Sweden will play for a bronze medal on Tuesday at 7 a.m. (MT) and will play the loser of Russia vs. USA.

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