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BLOG: WJC - Sweden keeps streak going

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.


Thirteen seconds. That’s all it took for Sweden to find the back of Denmark’s net with their first goal of the game.

Sweden’s goaltender, Felix Sandstrom, made a total of eight saves in his first game in the tournament as his team took a 5-0 victory.

The Swedes outshot the Danes 14-2 in the first period, who by the end of the second frame had taken a 3-0 lead.

Halfway through the third period, Oilers prospect William Lagesson received a pass from teammate Jens Looke, and after a few strides, fired the puck into Denmark’s net, making it a 4-0 game.

Lagesson had five shots on goal and was +2 in the game.

The two teams had played against one another just twice in the history of the World Junior Championship, with Sweden coming out on top, 10-1 in 2007 and 5-1 last year.

The win over Denmark secures a top spot for Sweden in the group, even if they lose their last game to Canada.

Sweden will look to sweep Group A of the preliminary round as they face Team Canada on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. MT.
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