Zibanejad the OT hero as Russia’s defending champs fall[more]
Mika Zibanejad (#20) scores the winning goal in overtime on Russia's Andrei Makarov, giving Sweden its first World Junior gold since 1981. Photo: JC Pinheiro / HHOF-IIHF Images
CALGARY – Mika Zibanejad scored the magnificent overtime winner as Sweden earned its first World Junior gold medal since 1981 and second all-time with an 1-0 triumph over Russia on Thursday. The Swedes outshot Russia 58-17.
At 10:09 of the extra frame, Zibanejad exploded off right wing,...
Royal welcome for champs
Crown Princess & Prince, 6,000 fans celebrate Swedish juniors[more]
Thousands of fans celebrate the Swedish U20 national team in downtown Stockholm. Photo: Niklas Larsson / Bildbyrån
STOCKHOLM – The IIHF World Junior champions received true royal treatment when they returned home after Sweden’s first U20 gold medal in 31 years. Coach Roger Rönnberg and his...
What U20 gold means for Sweden
Christer Englund: “The gold medal is my happiest moment.”[more]
The Sweden U20 national team celebrates with the medals and trophy after winning the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship following a 1-0 OT win over Russia. Photo: Andy Devlin / HHOF-IIHF Images
ZURICH – Mika Zibanejad’s shot in overtime ended a 31-year drought for Sweden at the IIHF World Junior Championship. What it means will be seen today, with a warm welcome awaiting...
Groups for Ufa 2013
Host Russia seeded with North American teams[more]
The 7,950-seat Ufa Arena will be the main venue of the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship. Photo: Almir Sibagatulin / Epsilon / Getty Images
CALGARY – With the conclusion of this year’s World Juniors, the IIHF has announced the groups for the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U20 World Championship in Ufa, Russia.