SWEDEN NETS BRONZE
EIsak Rosen scored Sweden’s 3-1 win against the Czech Republic to take the bronze medal at the Men’s Junior Ice Hockey World Championships on Saturday.
After the Swede Fabian Lysell scored in the first third to make it 14:22, Michael Gut equalized in the second third with a power play goal to make it 13:30.
But Rosen restored Sweden’s lead less than two minutes later and Linus Sojodin added a surefire goal four minutes from time.
Bronze wasn’t the color medal Rosen and his teammates wanted, but the Buffalo Sabers contender was pleased with his team’s performance on Saturday.
“You’re working hard to win the last game,” Rosen said. “Of course we wanted gold, but bronze is better than nothing.
Sweden’s Jesper Wallstedt saved 27 shots to take the win. Czechia, formerly the Czech Republic, had 20 saves. by Tomas Suchanek.
Sweden finished third for the second time in the tournament three Years after the same result in 2020 in the Czech Republic.
The last Czech medal was bronze in 2005.