World Junior Hockey Championship 2017 Results: Friday Group Scores, Reaction

December 30th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

Preliminary action at the 2017 World Junior Championship continued Friday with a pair of clashes, and the action certainly didn't lack for drama. 

The evening's first showdown featured a high-scoring showdown between Denmark and Switzerland in Montreal, while the second clash saw Latvia and Slovakia duke it out following slow starts to the tournament. 

Below, you'll find a rundown of the two group-stage games as well as updated standings for the tables through Friday's action. 


Group A: Switzerland def. Denmark 5-4 (Shootout)

Denmark led 4-1 just 28 seconds into the second period, but Switzerland refused to go away in a thriller that needed a shootout to decide things after the Swiss scored three unanswered goals to force overtime.

Yannick Zehnder got the Swiss' rally started when he cut the deficit to 4-2 midway through the second frame, and Nando Eggenberger answered the call a few minutes later when he started to make Denmark sweat with Switzerland's third goal of the game.

With momentum swinging in their favor, the Swiss cranked up the ...

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