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WJC REPORT: Sweden wins, preps for Canada

by Marc Ciampa / Edmonton Oilers
Oilers prospect and Swedish captain Anton Lander. (Photo by Getty Images)  
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Five Oilers prospects are taking part in the 2011 World Junior Hockey Championships in Buffalo, New York. We are providing daily reports and starting tomorrow we will be on location to provide video, written features and more through to the end of the tournament.

Sweden doubled up the Czech Republic 6-3, setting the stage for Friday's huge match-up with Canada. The winner of that game will advance to the semi-finals while the loser will have to play in the quarters.

Swedish captain and Oilers prospect Anton Lander picked up an assist in the victory. Lander also had four shots on goal and was +1.

Slovakia, minus suspended Oilers prospect Martin Marincin, dropped a 6-4 decision to Switzerland which ensures they will end up playing in the relegation round. With only three games left now, it also ensures that Marincin's tournament is done. 

Slovakia's final round robin game is tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. Mountain time when they will take on Oilers prospect Toni Rajala and Team Finland. The Finns have an opportunity to win Group A but they'll need help from the Swiss in the form of a victory over USA.

At 2:00 p.m. Mountain Time, Canada will face Sweden in what will be the tournament's marquee match-up to this point. Olivier Roy is expected to get the start in goal.

Canada/Norway Highlights
All the highlights from Canada's 10-1 drubbing over Norway.
Marincin Suspended
Oilers prospect & Slovak Martin Marincin will be out for most of the tournament.
Canada/Czech Highlights
Watch the big plays from Canada's 7-2 win over Czech Republic on Tuesday.

(all times mountain)

Sunday, December 26:

Canada 6 - Russia 3
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Sweden 7 - Norway 1
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos

USA 3 - Finland 2 (OT)
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Monday, December 27:

Slovakia 2 - Germany 1 (OT)
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos

Tuesday, December 28:

Finland 4 - Switzerland 0
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos

7 - Czech 2
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Sweden 2 - Russia 0
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos

USA 6 - Slovakia 1
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Wednesday, December 29:

Finland 5 - Germany 1
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos

Canada 10 - Norway 1
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Thursday, December 30:

Switzerland 6 - Slovakia 4
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos

Sweden 6 - Czech 3
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos

Friday, December 31:

Finland vs. Slovakia - 10:30 a.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Post-Game Interviews

Sweden vs. Canada - 2:00 p.m.
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights | Post-Game Interviews

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