Sweden win Euro Hockey Tour title

Updated: 23 April 2007 16:52 IST

Olympic champion Sweden beat Russia 4-2 Saturday in the second leg of the European Hockey Tour final to win the title 7-4 on aggregate.

Sweden win Euro Hockey Tour title

Moscow:

Olympic champion Sweden beat Russia 4-2 Saturday in the second leg of the European Hockey Tour final to win the title 7-4 on aggregate.

Sweden won 3-2 win in the first leg in Gavle, Sweden, on Thursday.

Fredrik Bremberg scored at 6:02 and Johan Davidsson added his second goal in two games at 28:32.

Sergey Mozaykin narrowed the gap 29 seconds later, but Alexander Steen restored a two-goal margin 46 seconds into the third period. Three minutes later, Alexei Morozov put two-time defending champion Russia close for an equalizer, but Martin Thorenberg hit an empty net with 21 seconds remaining.

The match was played at the Khodynskoye Pole arena, one of the two arenas where the IIHF world championship will start on April 27.

The Czech Republic edged Finland 2-0 in overtime to claim the third place in Prague. Petr Sykora scored at 38:07 to send the series into overtime as Finland won the first leg 1-0 Thursday in Helsinki.

Jaroslav Hlinka scored the decider with 1:30 left.

The Euro Hockey Tour is a four-leg event in which four teams, the Czech Republic, Finland, Sweden and Russia, compete during the season.

Topics : Hockey
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