Koivunen powers Finland past Austria 7-1 at world junior hockey championship

Ville Koivunen scored twice and added an assist as Finland routed Austria 7-1 on Monday at the world junior hockey championship.

Finland’s Ville Koivunen (24) scores a goal on Austria’s goalie Sebastian Wraneschitz (30) during first period IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton, Monday, Dec. 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

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Brad Lambert had a goal and two assists for Finland (2-0), while Kalle Vaisanen, Samuel Helenius, Kasper Simontaival, and Topi Niemela rounded out the attack.

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Goalie Juha Jatkola made eight saves for the win.

Martin Urbanek was the lone scorer for Austria (0-1), while Sebastian Wraneschitz stopped 41 shots in net.

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Germany wins 2-1 over Czechia

At Edmonton, Alexander Blank scored his second goal of the game in overtime as Germany defeated Czechia 2-1.

Czech Republic’s Ivan Ivan (16) looks on as Germany’s Alexander Blank (24) celebrates a goal during overtime IIHF World Junior Hockey Championship action in Edmonton on Monday, December 27, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson

Blank scored at 1:20 of the extra frame to give the Germans (1-1) their first win of the tournament.

Blank opened the scoring at 24:29 of the second period, but Jan Mysak tied it just over 10 minutes later.

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Florian Bugl made 39 saves for Germany.

Jan Bednar stopped 30 shots for Czechia (0-2), which picked up its first point of the tournament despite the loss.

Russia wins 4-2 over Switzerland

In Red Deer, Alta., Russia took on Switzerland and Sweden faced Slovakia.

Danila Yurov had a goal and an assist as Russia downed Switzerland.

Pavel Tyutnev scored the winning goal late in the first period as Russia (1-1) jumped out to an early 3-0 lead.

Dmitri Zlodeyev and Matvei Michkov also scored for Russia.

Attilio Biasca and Fabian Ritzmann scored for Switzerland (0-1).

Yegor Guskov made 16 saves for Russia, while Kevin Pasche stopped 28 shots for Switzerland.

Sweden blanked Slovakia 3-0.


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