Sweden Wins Worlds Against USA

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Sweden Wins Worlds Against USA

Published on June 14, 2009 with No Comments

INGOLSTADT, Germany – Troy Redmann (Brea, Calif.) stopped 40 shots, but the U.S. National InLine Team came up just short, falling to Sweden, 7-6, here tonight in the gold-medal game at the 2009 International Ice Hockey Federation InLine Hockey World Championship. Team USA played in the gold-medal game for the eighth time in the tournament’s 14-year history and claimed a medal for the first time since 2006.

“This outcome stings a little right now, but I am very proud of the way we played throughout the tournament,” said Rob Chornomud, head coach of Team USA. “This marks a new horizon for Team USA and we’re now on the verge of becoming a powerhouse for years to come.”

After Sweden took the lead just :45 into the opening period, Brian Yingling (Harrisburg, Pa.) put the U.S. on the board at 3:49. Sweden re-gained the lead at 8:46, before Lee Sweatt (Colorado Springs, Colo.) blasted home a slapshot :55 later to tie the game.

Sweden scored the only two goals of the second frame to hold a 4-2 advantage after 24:00 of play.

CJ Yoder (Hershey, Pa.) wrapped around the net and tucked the puck inside the post for a power-play goal at 5:39 of the third stanza, before Ernie Hartlieb (Warren, Mich.) fired a wrist shot to tie the game just 1:21 later. After Sweatt sent a shot into the top corner of the net to give the U.S. its first lead of the game at 8:14, Pontus Sjogren replaced Dennis Karlsson in the Swedish net.

Sweden tied the game at 4:59 of the fourth frame. Yingling tapped in a great feed from Yoder to regain the lead for Team USA at 7:21. Sweden used a screen in front of Redmann to even the game at 8:51 and scored the game-winner just :30 later.

NOTES: CJ Yoder was named Team USA’s Player of the Game … Ernie Hartlieb was selected by the directorate as the tournament’s best defenseman … James Beilsten (St. Charles, Mo.) led all defensemen in the tournament with 17 points (6-11) in six games. Beilsten was Team USA’s top point-getter in the tournament, while Brian Yingling ranked second with 12 points (7-5) … In the 14-year history of the IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship, the United States has earned gold medals in 1996, 1997, 1999, 2004, and 2006; silver medals in 1998, 2001 and 2009; and bronze medals at the 2000, 2003 and 2005 tournaments … Oliver David served as the assistant coach for Team USA.


Scoring By Period

USA 2 0 3 1 –6

SWE 2 2 0 3 –7

First Period – Scoring: 1, SWE, Wessner (Axelsson), :45; 2, USA, Yingling (Yoder, Beilsten), 3:49; 3, SWE, Axelsson (Wessner), 8:46; 4, USA, Sweatt (Rodriguez), 9:41. Penalties: SWE, Thelander (interference), 6:26.

Second Period – Scoring: 5, SWE, Svensson (Klasen), 2:44; 6, SWE, Andersson (Axelsson, Wessner), 7:00. Penalties: USA, Yoder (slashing), 7:14.

Third Period – Scoring: 7, USA, Yoder (Beilsten), 5:39 (pp); 8, USA, Hartlieb (Gawrys, Oleksy), 7:00; 9, USA, Sweatt (Sigmund), 8:14. Penalties: SWE, Luukkonen (body-checking), 4:16; SWE, Bergman (interference), 10:13.

Fourth Period – Scoring: 10, SWE, Axelsson (Klasen), 4:59; 11, USA, Yingling (Yoder, Osterkamp), 7:21; 12, SWE, Thelander (Wessner, Axelsson), 8:51; 13, SWE, Klasen (Brolin, Svensson), 9:21. Penalties: None.

Shots by Period 1 2 3 4 Total

USA 11 3 13 11 38

SWE 14 17 7 9 47

Goaltenders (SH/SV) 1 2 3 4 Total

USA, Redmann, 48:00 14-12 17-15 7-7 9-6 47-40

SWE, Karlsson, 32:14 11-9 3-3 13-10 x 27-22

SWE, Sjogren, 15:46 x x 0-0 11-10 11-10

Power Play: USA 1-3; SWE 0-1

Penalties: USA 1-1.5; SWE 3-4.5

Officials: Radim Prchal (CZE), Jeffrey Scott (AUS)

Team USA 2009 IIHF InLine Hockey World Championship Results

June 6-13 • Ingolstadt, Germany • Saturn Arena

Date Opponent Time (Local/EDT)

Sun., June 7 Czech Republic W, 6-5 (SO)

Mon., June 8 Canada W, 7-4

Tue., June 9 Sweden L, 6-7 (SO)

Thu., June 11 Slovakia (Playoff Round) W, 6-2

Fri., June 12 Finland (Semifinals) W, 8-4

Sat., June 13 Sweden (Gold-Medal Game) L, 6-7

-Article from inlinehockeycentral.com

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