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Russia and USA moves on to the WJC U18 semis

Sweden and Czech Republic knocked out.

Russia beat Sweden 4-1 and USA beat Czech Republic 6-2 to advance to the semi finals of the World U18 Championship. There Russia will face Finland while USA gets to meet Canada. Sweden and Czech Republic will meet in a game about the 5th place in the tournament.

Sweden had a 1-0 lead against Russia after one period but with 2 goals in each of the remaining periods, Russia won the game 4-1. Sweden out-shot Russia 45-31 but Igor Bobkov in the Russian net had a great game and made 44 saves.

Sweden – Russia 1-4 (1-0, 0-2, 0-2)
1-0 (16:31) Jacob Josefson (Ekman Larsson, Wallén)
1-1 (25:09) Dmitri Orlov (Zaytsev, Burmistrov) PP
1-2 (39:15) Kirill Kabanov (V Tarasenko)
1-3 (43:19) Aleksandr Burmistrov (E Kuznetsov) SH
1-4 (51:50) Evgeny Kuznetsov Pen.shot

USA easily defeated Czech Republic 6-2. Drew Shore scored two early goals to give the American team the start they wanted.

USA – Czech Republic 6-2 (2-1, 4-0, 0-1)
1-0 (09:38) Drew Shore (J Henrion)
2-0 (13:43) Drew Shore (R Bourque, B Rempel)
2-1 (14:48) Antonin Honejsek (A Nestrasil, A Polasek) PP
3-1 (20:55) Matt Nieto (P Samuelsson, D Shore)
4-1 (28:54) Kenny Ryan (J D Amigo) PP
5-1 (35:52) Jerry D Amigo (C Fowler)
6-1 (38:09) Jeremy Morin (C Fowler, J D Amigo)
6-2 (44:24) Ondrej Palat (D Musil, R Herman) PP

In the Relegation Round Switzerland beat Norway 7-3. Tristan Scherwey scored 2 goals and added 2 assists.

Switzerland – Norway 7-3 (3-1, 4-1, 0-1)
1-0 (01:42) Tristan Scherwey (B Antonietti, G Haas)
2-0 (02:35) Reto Schappi (L Camperchioli) PP
3-0 (09:11) Nils Berger (D Trutmann) PP
3-1 (11:37) Jonas Oppøyen (M Rosseli Olsen, K Madsø) PP
3-2 (21:32) Rasmus Juell (M Lindahl, M Rosseli Olsen) PP
4-2 (27:41) Benjamin Antonietti (T Scherwey, G Haas) PP
5-2 (35:39) Ryan McGregor (S Walser, N Berger)
6-2 (38:26) Mathieu Maret (T Scherwey, N Niederreiter)
7-2 (38:59) Tristan Scherwey (G Haas, B Antonietti)
7-3 (59:57) Sondre Olden (TE Fusdahl, M Rosseli Olsen) PP

Story added on 17th April 2009 at 11:28 GMT
Story submitted by: Henrik Lundqvist.

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