Sweden's Jonatan Berggren #17 stickhandles the puck up the ice during preliminary round action against Switzerland at the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship. (Photo by Steve Kingsman/HHOF-IIHF Images)
Jonathan Berggren led the way with a hat trick as Sweden beat Switzerland 3-1 to open the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Championship in Magnitogorsk on Thursday.
It was an impressive U18 debut for the 17-year-old Uppsala native. Berggren went pointless in 10 SHL regular season games with...
Finland's Anton Lundell #22 celebrates with Leevi Aaltonen #12 and Niklas Nordgren #15 after scoring a second period goal against Slovakia during preliminary round action at the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship. (Photo by Andrea Cardin/HHOF-IIHF Images)
Last year’s silver-medalists overcame opening-game jitters and a determined effort by Slovakia, 5-2, thanks to three goals with a man advantage.