150105 – WJC Bronze: Sweden vs Slovakia; Gold: Russia vs Canada

Day 11 – Last day.  Medal or bust.

Tournament images

Sweden (Bergman, Bergvik) playing Slovakia for Bronze. Russia (Goldobin) playing Canada for Gold.

Bronze: Slovakia vs Sweden:  RecapRosterGame SummarySwedish Play Stats

  • Swedish Sharks prospects – Julius Bergman #7 (Bergvik did not dress)
  • Commentators said that the Swedes “sleep walked” through warmups.  They gave up two quick goals before they started playing and evened up the score by the end of the first period.  But they seemed to not have recovered their pride from loss in semi-final and just could not get the killer instinct going.  Bergman made a late 2nd period cross check to the head which resulted in a five minute power play and his ejection; Slovakia scored the game winner and a late empty net goal to win bronze 4-2.
  • CP recap
  • NHL recap

Gold medal: Russia vs Canada:  RecapRosterGame SummaryRussian Play Stats

  • Russian Sharks prospect – Nikolai Goldobin #11
  • Canada was up 5-1 at the start of the third, but the Russians pushed hard at got the score to 5-4.
  • CP recap
  • NHL recap

Congrats to all the participants and their accomplishments.

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

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

141231 – WJC Switzerland vs Sweden

Day 6 – four games on the schedule.   Group B game of interest for Sharks fans features Swizterland (Mueller, Rod) vs Sweden (Bergman).

No games New Year’s day.  Quarterfinal games start on Friday.  (Sweden’s in.  Russia’s in.  Switzerland is waiting on the final group B game to see if they’re in.)

Pictures from tournament

Switzerland vs Sweden – RecapRosterGame SummarySwiss Player statsSwedish Play Stats

  • Swiss Sharks prospects – Mirco Mueller #5; Noah Rod #26
  • Swedish Sharks prospects – Julius Bergman #7 (Bergvik did not dress)
  • CP recap

 

141230 – WJC Switzerland vs Denmark

Day 5 – two games on the schedule.   Group B game features Swizterland (Mueller, Rod) vs Denmark.

Pictures from tournament

Switzerland vs Denmark – RecapRosterGame SummarySwiss Player stats

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

Sweden’s Bergman talks about his CHL teammate Domi and Swedish teammate Nylander

Sharks: Goldobin showing skill

141229 – WJC Sweden vs Russia

Day 4 – four games on the schedule.  One Group B game features Sharks prospects playing against each other.

And thanks to the wonders of “set” schedules, I only saw the last 10 minutes of the game. At least they were exciting/entertaining and I saw the GWG.

Pictures from tournament

Sweden vs Russia – RecapRosterGame SummarySwedish Player statsRussian Player stats

  • Russia’s Sharks prospect – Nikolai Goldobin #11
  • Swedish Sharks prospects – Julius Bergman #7, Frederik Bergvik-did not dress
  • CP recap
  • Russian forward suspended one game for hit on Swiss player