March 25, 2023

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World Juniors: Austria does not match Sweden

World Juniors: Austria does not match Sweden

Noel Gunler scored twice on Monday night, the fourth day of the World Junior Hockey Championship, while Sweden easily beat Austria 4-0.

Gunler scored his second and third goals in the tournament, the second round pick for the Carolina Hurricanes in the final NHL Draft.

Theodore Niederbach and Lucas Raymond also needled for Sweden (2-0), who dominated their opponents 65-6 shots. Simon Holmstrom scored two of his own goals.

For the second game in a row, Hugo Alnefelt gave the Swedes a start. He was perfect before six shots and recorded the second shotout of his career at the World Juniors.

Sweden scored two power play goals. She has scored five goals in two games in this situation since the start of the tournament.

Sebastian Wreneschitz, who faced 68 shots against the United States on Saturday, stopped 61 puck for Austria (61-2).

The Austrians have never won a game in this tournament and are participating for the first time since 2010. Their six shots equaled the record for the lowest total in a game at the World Junior Hockey Championship.

Sweden will play their next game against Russia on Wednesday evening. Austria will also face Igor Larionov men, but Tuesday night.

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