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Culture news, 17.04.2007 15:01

Sweden Captures Bolshoi Priz

hockey_field Sweden won its second straight gold medal at the Bolshoi Priz junior ice hockey tournament winning all four of its games held last week at the Yubileiny Sports Palace.

Team Sweden cruised to the gold medal without trailing once during the round-robin competition. They shut out the Czechs 2-0, edged the Russians 3-2, crushed rivals Finland 4-0, and defeated Team St. Petersburg 3-2.

Russia beat the Czechs 3-2 in the final game of the tournament to clinch the silver medal. They also downed the Finns 4-1 and steamrollered Team St. Petersburg 14-2.

The Finns, Czechs, and Petersburgers all won a game each and were tied for third with two points each.

The Finns beat the Czechs 5-3, the Czechs were victorious over the Petersburgers 4-2 and Team St. Petersburg completed the circle with a 3-2 win over Finland.

Finland won the bronze on goal difference over the Czechs and Team St. Petersburg.

Team Russia was anchored by netminder Sergei Bobrovsky, who picked up an individual award for the tournamentís best goalkeeper.

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