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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.

SWEDEN 5, DENMARK 0



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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