Similar to a scenario that played out in 2017 with the U.S. women’s team, today all 43 members of the Swedish women’s national program announced they will boycott participation in any further international competition, including November’s Four Nations Cup in Luleå.
The game started with a four-goal first period as Finland and Sweden netted two goals apiece. Sweden’s Samuel Fagemo starting the scoring 7:44 into the frame when he converted a 2-on-0 break over the shoulder of Finnish netminder Justus Annunen.
The U.S. nearly opened the scoring six minutes in when Trevor Janicke skated down the left wall and fired a shot on goal that rolled over the shoulder of Finnish goaltender Jasper Patrikainen and fell inside the backside of his jersey before crossing the goal line.
The schedule for the 2020 IIHF World Championship was today announced for the tournament taking place in Lausanne and Zürich, Switzerland, returning to the nation for the first time since Bern and Kloten hosted in 2009.
The 2019-20 Euro Hockey Tour schedule has been revealed to follow a nearly identical cadence to the previous year, with Czechia, Russia, Finland and Sweden starting up this season’s tournament in November.
04:31 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Kučeřík, tripping
07:42 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Salonen, slashing
08:48 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Lundell, slashing
12:14 – 🇫🇮 PEN – Erholtz, interference
13:07 – 🇨🇿 PP GOAL – Teplý
13:27 – 🇨🇿 PEN – Klejna, kneeing
Finnish netminder Niklas Bäckström, a key to the Leijonat goaltending corps since 1998, today announced his retirement from Tappara of the Liiga, joining the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets as a European scout.