– We have won a world CUP final. It is absolutely magical to get to experience it here, and also at home, said a happy Lucas Raymond to SVT.
– It is difficult to find the words. It is pure joy.
Five times Småkronorna taken silver in the U18 world CUP, but the first Swedish gold will have to wait.
Late on Sunday evening, before the home crowd in Örnsköldsvik, sweden) broke the Swedish silverförbannelsen and this in the extension.
had everything you could wish for in the form of excitement, delicious targets, and with a great american hero.
Lucas Raymond scored two goals during regular time, and he made the decisive goal in the extension.
Lots of praise deserved, also the Swedish goalkeeper Hugo Alnefelt.
the gold was not easy.
Hemmanationen Sweden began while the final best.
the Crowd had early reason to celebrate when Frölundas 17-year-old forward Lucas Raymond invited us to a drömmål after just over nine played minutes.
raymond's 1-0 goal – where he completely ripped off a Russian defender and showed what a smart and technical player he is – was hockeygodis of high class.
" I got a good pass so I just tried to take me around the hill and get it towards the goal. It was really nice to make it successful, " said Lucas Raymond to SVT on his target.
then, When HV 71:s Simon Holmström in the other end of the sixth goal increased the Swedish lead to 2-0, it looked really good for Småkronorna.
holmström's goal dropped Sweden its nice game, and Russia took over.
The Swedish goalkeeper HV 71:s Hugo Alnefelt storspelade, but in the end could he not resist the Russian press.
In the twelfth minute reduced Russia to a 2-1. The goal videogranskades, but there was never really any doubt that it would be approved.
then, When Russia already after 20 played seconds of the third period equalized to 2-2, it was clear that this match would be a real thriller.
of the period came as Russia's third goal. Thus, they had turned 0-2-intergenerational to a 3-2 lead.
A tough target for the Swedish juniors, but then walked Lucas Raymond forward again.
Just 25 seconds after Maxim Groshevs goal receipted Raymond to 3-3 after good cooperation with Denmark, Alexander Holtz.
With a few minutes left of normal time it was time for a new review. In the game of the numerical superiority cheered the russians, but after a long examination, was not the goal.
After the end of normal time was the result 3-3 and extension was required to designate the world champion.
the Extension had only been going on for more than five minutes when Lucas Raymond was the player who broke the silverförbannelsen.
raymond's third goal in the match meant that Sweden won the final with a 4-3 win.
– It can't get much better than this, " said goalkeeper Hugo Alnefelt to SVT.
" We never stopped believing in it but we fought to the last, and with a little patience it became gold.