150104 – WJC Russia vs Sweden semi-final

Day 10 – determine who’ll be playing for Gold. Two games.  One involving Sharks prospects playing against each other.

Semi finals feature Russia (Goldobin) vs Sweden (Bergman, Bergvik). Winner plays for Gold (or Silver); loser plays for Bronze.

Semi Finals: Russia vs Sweden:  RecapRosterGame SummaryRussian Play StatsSwedish Play Stats

150103 – WJC Switzerland vs Germany – relegation game 2

Day 9 – Relegation game 2.  The only game on the schedule.

Relegation – best of three games to determine who stays in top grouping, or heads down to next level.  Switzerland (Mueller, Rod) vs Germany. Win today and stay in the top grouping; lose and third/deciding game is played on Monday.

Switzerland commands the game and retains their position in the top division with a 5-2 win.  Germany just could not keep up.

Relegation: Switzerland vs Germany – RecapRosterGame SummarySwiss Player stat

    • Swiss Sharks prospects – Mirco Mueller #5; Noah Rod #26
    • NHL recap

150103 – pregame Blues @ Sharks

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After their win Wednesday, the team flew home, taking the day off Thursday.  On Friday, the team hit the ice, including Joe Thornton; he’ll be a “game time decision” on Saturday.

The Blues headed to Anaheim and faced the Ducks Friday evening, losing 3-4; their six loss in seven games, and 5th straight on the road. Brodeur was in nets. Elliot expected to be in net on Saturday. Schwartz expected to return to lineup from broken foot.

This will be the last (regular season) match up between the two teams.

Schwartz activated from IR.

Thornton out.  Niemi in nets.

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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
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