The Blackhawks have a few prospects competing in the World Junior Championship right now, and the tournament is off to a fast start.
- Sweden 6 – Denmark 1
Lucas Carlsson had one assist in 17:55 of ice time for Sweden.
- Canada 5 – Slovakia 0
Radovan Bondra failed to register a point as Slovakia got blasted by Canada; the final shot totals favored the host country 39-6. Yes, six shots on goal in the entire game.
- USA 5 – Slovakia 2
Bondra, wearing an A for Slovakia, was held without a point in 13:11 of ice time for the losers. Bondra is minus-four through two losses.
- Sweden 4 – Switzerland 2
Carlsson scored Sweden’s fourth and final goal in another victory. Carlsson skated 15:49 as Sweden remained undefeated.
- Denmark 3 – Czech 2
Mathias From scored a pretty game-winning goal in overtime to win the game for Denmark. It was From’s first appearance in the tournament in Denmark’s third game; he suffered an ankle injury before the tournament while training with the national team.
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- Sweden 3 – Finland 1
Carlsson was held without a point in 19:09 as Sweden officially won Group A.
With Sweden’s win over Finland, From and Denmark also advance into the quarterfinals.