December 28, 2009 in Sports

U.S. now 2-0 at world juniors

Associated Press

SASKATOON, Saskatchewan – Jack Campbell made 22 saves and the United States remained unbeaten at the world junior hockey championship with a 3-0 victory over Switzerland on Sunday.

Chris Kreider, Matt Donovan and A.J. Jenks scored for the Americans (2-0), who opened the tournament with a 7-3 victory over Slovakia on Saturday night.

Benjamin Conz made 46 saves for Switzerland (0-1).

“He played great. I was getting a little nervous there,” Campbell said. “It was one of those games where the other goalie is standing on his head while I didn’t get too many shots. … We were lucky to bury a few on him in the end.”

The United States will resume Group A play Tuesday against Latvia, which lost 8-3 to Slovkia in the second Group A in Saskatoon. Richard Panik had two goals and two assists for Slovakia (1-1), and Tomas Tatar had two goals and an assist.

In Group B in Regina, Oliver Ekman Larsson and Anton Rodin each had two goals and an assist to help Sweden beat Austria 7-3.

Jacob Josefson, Mattias Ekholm and Andre Petersson also scored for Sweden (2-0), and Islanders prospect Anders Nilsson made 24 saves. Stefan Ulmer of the Spokane Chiefs had an assist for Austria (0-2).

Finland (1-0) overcame a three-goal deficit to beat the Czech Republic (0-2) 4-3.

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