Switzerland beats U.S., faces Sweden for world title
Switzerland's Julian Walker celebrates after scoring the 2nd goal during the 2013 Ice Hockey IIHF World Championships semifinal between Switzerland and USA at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo /Scanpix, Claudio Bresciani) SWEDEN OUT
Sweden's Loui Erikkson celebrates after their 2nd goal to go 2-0 up during the 2013 Ice Hockey World Championships semifinal between Finland and Sweden at the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday, May 18, 2013. (AP Photo / Claudio Bresciani / SCANPIX) SWEDEN OUT
The United States was upset, 3-0, by Switzerland in the semifinals of the ice hockey world championship yesterday.
The Swiss will face Sweden in today’s final after the Swedes defeated co-host Finland, 3-0, in the earlier semifinal. Switzerland is guaranteed its first medal in 60 years.
Nino Niederreiter, Julian Walker and Reto Suri scored for the Swiss, who emerged as the surprise of the tournament by winning all seven of their group-stage games.
The last time Switzerland won a world championship medal was in 1953, when it took bronze.
Dallas Stars forward Loui Eriksson scored Sweden’s first two goals on power plays, with both assisted by twin brothers Henrik and Daniel Sedin.