Finland – USA 3:2 (after OT.) | Switzerland – Sweden 3:2 (end) | Slovakia – Russia 1:2 (end)
Czech Republic – Canada 0:4 (end)
final
Switzerland
3:2 (0:1, 2:1, 1:0)
Sweden
monday 05.08.2013, 15:30 • Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup • Group Břeclav
 
 
I don't think many who watched the first period would have expected this result, but the Swiss were utterly dominant in the 2nd period and then took the lead on the power play early in the 3rd. From there, Sweden had chances, but the Swiss were more disciplined.

Switzerland takes the first 3 points in the Breclav group, with 3 more up for grabs later today between the Czech Republic and Canada. (18:05:02)
 
 
Players of the Game:

SWE Axel Holmstrom, SUI Denis Malgin.
 
60:00
Game over.
 
59:07
Suter hits Eriksson with a shot in the chest then digs for the rebound, the whistle goes. The Swiss killing time and keeping the puck far from their net.
 
58:28
Wrister from Maurer knocked down by Eriksson.
 
58:00
Torqvist just about gets loose for Sweden but Descloux makes a big stick save. Nice play by the defenceman too.
 
57:54
And now an undisciplined penalty to Sweden's Adrian Kempe for cross-checking, his second undisciplined penalty this period. Swedes seem really frustrated right now and this puts them in a bad situation.
 
56:40
Switzerland has killed off another penalty, and they clear the zone . . .
 
56:11
A shot attempt by Karlsson gets blocked and Descloux dives on the loose puck in front. :24 left in the penalty.
 
55:25
Pius Suter gets a shorthanded chance, Eriksson makes a pad save on his spinarama backhand attempt.
 
54:35
After some more Swedish pressure, Kevin Fiala is going back to the box for closing his hand on the puck. That was close to the crease, so he's lucky it's not a penalty shot.
 
54:12
Icing Sweden.
 
53:53
Just as the penalty ends, the Swedes try to whack away at it in the crease but Descloux holds on.
 
53:14
A scramble in the Swiss zone and it looked like that shot from in close by Anton Karlsson went behind Descloux, off the post, and out the other side.
 
51:49
Switzerland's Timo Meier strips a Swedish defender of the puck but he's called for slashing on the play. Another big chance coming up for Sweden.
 
50:30
Adrian Kempe's shot attempt is deflected out of play, faceoff in the Swiss zone.
 
50:19
Karlsson with a big slapper, blocked in front, and Descloux finally dives on a loose puck at the side of the net. :21 left in the coincidental minors.
 
48:40
After a brief scuffle the referee is handing out off-setting roughing minors to Fiala of SUI and Johansson of SWE, so we'll have 4-on-4 hockey for the next two minutes.
 
47:52
Kevin Elgestal with a high wrister that Descloux knocks down. Sweden starting to generate chances again.
 
46:40
Dangerous shot from the slot by Nylander Altelius, blocker save Descloux.

Derek OBrien

Goals and assists: 29. Malgin (Rod), 39. Trisconi (Schlappfer), 42. Kessler (Maurer, Kindschi) – 4. F.Karlsson (NylanderAltelius), 38. F.Karlsson (NylanderAltelius)
Switzerland: Descloux (Fehr) – Harlacher, Klopfer, Karrer, Siegenthaler, Maurer, Kindschi, Gurtner – Meier, Suter, Riat – Rod, Malgin, Fiala – Schmidli, Privet, Kessler – Trisconi, Ritz, Meyer – Schläpfer.
Sweden: Eriksson (Soderström) – Lagesson, Englund, Aho, Andersson, E. Johansson, Ollas Mattsson, Forsling – Elgestal, Holmström, Törnqvist – Nylander Altelius, Karlsson, Lindblom – Kempe, Franzén, Karlsson – Timashov, Muzito Bagenda, Olofsson – Kovacs.

Referees: Jeřábek, Hradil – Blümel, Gebauer