Canada defeats Swiss, USA defeats Sweden setting up Canada vs. USA final in WJHC

By , January 3, 2010 9:41 pm
Oldie but a goodie.

Oldie but a goodie.

In semifinal action, Canada defeated Switzerland by a score of 6-1 today while USA beat the Swedes 5-2. For Oilers prospects, Jordan Eberle had one goal in the Canada game, while Anton Lander was the lone scorer for Sweden with both goals.

This sets up an epic battle Tuesday between the USA and Canada. The last time the two faced in the gold medal was in 2004 in Helsinki. The Americans won gold by a score of 4 to 3. Needless to say, this will be Canada’s toughest battle of the tournament. The two teams have already faced each other. The Canadians managed to come back from a 4-2 lead and win it 5-4 in the shootout in part to some more heroics by Jordan Eberle. Hopefully we can pay them dirty Yankees back for the 2004 loss and win this one. Sixpeat!

The Swedes will face the Swiss Tuesday afternoon at 2:00PM MST for the Bronze medal.

Here are the current point totals for Oilers prospects:

Player Team GP G A PTS +/-
Jordan Eberle Canada 5 6 5 11 +3
Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson Sweden 5 3 6 9 +6
Anton Lander Sweden 5 4 2 6 +3
Teemu Hartikainen Finland 5 3 1 4 -2
Toni Rajala Finland 5 1 2 3 -1

This leads us to our new poll:

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One Response to “Canada defeats Swiss, USA defeats Sweden setting up Canada vs. USA final in WJHC”

  1. Racki says:

    I just noticed, the WJHC has an interesting points system for standings… one that has been discussed a lot. I’d personally like to see the loser point completely done away with, but if the NHL insists on keeping it, they should go with the IIHF point system – 3 points for a win, 2 points for an OT/SO win, 1 point for an OTL, 0 points for a loss. Every game is worth 3 points.

    Of course purists want to get rid of the loser point altogether, and I’m fine with that. But the current point system in the NHL is completely stupid. Pick either no points for OT/SO loss, or follow the IIHF system.

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