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The Swiss no chance against the Finns

The Swiss Junior miss in Vancouver is clearly the initial Final feed at a U20 world Cup. The Team of coach Christian Wohlwend is subject to the semi-final Finland 1:6.

"I think we win. We are so confident", Wohlwend said before the game. The reality was different. The Finns showed the Swiss clearly the boundaries were clearly the better team. After not even eight minutes to make it 4:0 for the Northern countries, which had already declined after 40 seconds in the lead. A part of the blame for this goal, defender David Aebischer. Just before the 0:3 (6.) Justin Sigrist gave a good opportunity to 1:2, he doesn't hit the Puck properly.

Bronze medal game against Russia

The Finns needed for the first four goals in just eight shots. Thus, the Swiss Goalie Luca Hollenstein, previously with two Shutouts, a excelled in the quarter-final against Sweden (2:0), and a defense rate of 97,75%, a nightmare experienced evening. Wohlwend responded and replaced it in the 8. Minute by Akira Schmid, who showed a good performance.

In the 17. Minute shortened Philipp Kuraschew to 1:4. The Russian-Swiss dual citizen, was already for the sixth Time at this U20 world Cup and is the best scorer. At the same time, it was the fifth Powerplay goal of the Swiss in the tournament. The Wohlwend team started strong into the second third, after 1:5 by Aleksi Heponiemi (27.) there was finally no doubt as to the outcome of the game. As the Swiss were, underlines the shot ratio of 17:33 from their point of view. In the meantime, it 1 had been:14.

On Saturday night at 22 p.m., the Swiss get in the game to rank 3 is a further opportunity to get the second medal at this event after a Bronze in 1998. Also at that time they had lost in the semi-final against Finland (1:2). The opponent in the small Final is Russia, which moved against the United States with 1:2 the Shorter and bitter tears of disappointment, cried. The Eastern Europeans, the Swiss met at the conclusion of the preliminary round and suffered a 2:0 lead with a 4:7 defeat.

Overview: Finland - Switzerland 6:1 (4:1, 2:0, 0:0)

Vancouver. - 14'014 spectators. - SR Bruggeman/Sidorenko (USA/BLR), goljak peak/Schischlo (BLR/RUS). Goals: 1. (0:40) Ylönen (Virtanen) 1:0. 3. Talvitie (Kupari, Vaakanainen) 2:0. 6. Talvitie (Kupari, Heponiemi) 3:0. 8. Jokiharju (Heponiemi, Puustinen/Exclusion Verboon) 4:0. 17. Kuraschew (Leuenberger, Müller/Exclusion Virtanen) 4:1. 28. Heponiemi (Tolvanen, Lundell) 5:1. 35. Kupari (Kakko, Heponiemi/Exclusion Gross) 6:1. - Penalties: 3 times 2 minutes against Finland, 6 times 2 minutes against Switzerland.

Switzerland: Hollenstein/Akira Schmid (8.); Gross, Le Coultre; Aebischer, Berni; Burger, Moser; Barandun; Lehmann, Tanner, Leuenberger; Müller, Kuraschew, Eggenberger; Brüschweiler, Sigrist, Nussbaumer; Wyss, Sandro Schmid, Verboon; Gerber.

remarks: Switzerland without Geisser (injured) and Zaetta (spare Goalie). (roy/SDA)

Created: 05.01.2019, 04:26 PM

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