Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Hischier Stars in Overtime as Switzerland Beats Czechs Republic 4-3 at Juniors

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Hischier Stars in Overtime as Switzerland Beats Czechs Republic 4-3 at Juniors

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Hischier OT hero as Swiss beat Czechs 4-3

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MONTREAL - Nico Hischier scored in overtime to lead Switzerland past the Czech Republic 4-3 on Tuesday in the preliminary round of the world junior hockey championship.

Loic In Albon opened scoring for the Swiss (1-0-0) near the midway point of the game. Calvin Thurkauf and Damien Riat also scored for Switzerland.

Filip Chlapik forced extra time for the Czechs (1-0-1), scoring his second goal of the game with just 16 seconds left to play in the third period. Radek Koblizek added the other goal, while Michael Spacek and Jakub Zboril each contributed two assists.

Goalie Joren van Pottelberghe made 36 saves for the win. Jakub Skarek stopped 18 shots for the Czeck Republic.

After a scoreless first period, In Albon scored at 9:19 mark of the second. …

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