Russia's bid for three straight titles falls short
Czech captain Tomas Rolinek celebrates with the IIHF World Championship trophy. Photo: Matthew Manor / HHOF-IIHF Images
COLOGNE – In dramatic fashion, the Czechs have returned to the top of the hockey world. They ended a 27-game Russian win streak at the IIHF World Championship with a 2-1 gold medal victory, claiming the crown for the first time in five years.
Andersson's third-period goals the difference in 3-1 win
COLOGNE, GERMANY - MAY 23: Team Sweden celebrates its bronze-medal win over Germany. (Photo by: Matthew Manor/HHOF-IIHF Images)
COLOGNE – Jonas Andersson's goals early and late in the third period held up as Sweden beat Germany 3-1 in the bronze-medal game this afternoon. It was the second straight year the Swedes finished third.
Germany to semi-finals for the first time with 1-0 win over Swiss
MANNHEIM – A quick goal from Philip Gogulla midway through the second period and sensational goaltending from Dennis Endras was all Germany needed to beat Switzerland 1-0 to advance to the semi-finals.
Big Red Machine on a mission to mine gold in Germany
COLOGNE – Russia continued its march to a third straight gold medal with a 5-2 triumph quarterfinal victory over Canada on Thursday for its seventh straight win at the 2010 IIHF World Championship and its 26th consecutive victory. They will play Germany on Saturday.
After QF win over Danes, Swedes head to semis versus Czechs
MANNHEIM – With a solid 4-2 quarterfinal victory over Denmark, Sweden moved on to Saturday's semi-finals versus the Czech Republic in Cologne. This marks Sweden's tenth straight year in the final four.