150102 – WJC Switzerland vs Germany (relegation); QFs – Russia vs USA, Sweden vs Finland

Day 8 – end of the preliminary round robin.  Now it’s win (or go home) in the QFs; and in relegation, an attempt to stay at the top level in relegation.

Relegation game – best of three games to determine who stays in top grouping, or heads down to next level.  Switzerland (Mueller, Rod) vs Germany.

Quarter finals feature Russia (Goldobin) vs USA and Sweden (Bergman, Bergvik) vs Finland. The latter is a traditional national rivalry, so there could be some nastiness.

Relegation: Switzerland vs Germany – RecapRosterGame SummarySwiss Player stat

  • Swiss Sharks prospects – Mirco Mueller #5; Noah Rod #26
  • Game one 5-2 win for Switzerland. Rod with two goals and an assist. (Game two on Saturday)
  • NHL recap

Quarter Finals: Russia vs USA – RecapRosterGame SummaryRussian Play Stats

  • Russian Sharks prospect – Nikolai Goldobin #11
  • Russia holds off USA 3-2 and advance to Semi-Finals
  • CP recap
  • NHL recap

Quarter Finals: Sweden vs Finland – RecapRosterGame SummarySwedish Play Stats

  • Swedish Sharks prospects – Julius Bergman #7 (Bergvik did not dress)
  • Sweden steamrolled defending champ Finland, doubling them up 6-3; and advance to Semi-Finals
  • CP recap
  • NHL recap