Swedish national team clinches European Hockey Tour earlier than expected
Moscow, May 4 – The Swedish national team defeated the Swiss national team in the match of the first round of the final, the fourth stage of the European Hockey Tour, which is being held in the Czech Republic, and ahead of schedule became the winner in the overall standings of the tournament.
The extended meeting of the Czech Games, which took place in the Swedish Gothenburg, ended with a score of 3: 0 (1: 0, 0: 0, 2: 0). Detroit Red Wings striker Lucas Raimund (6th and 53rd minutes) scored two goals for Sweden, and Pittsburgh Penguins striker Alexander Nylander scored (58).
After 10 matches out of 12, the Swedes scored 22 points and became inaccessible to their pursuers. The Czech Republic ranks second (15 points) and Finland ranks second (15). The Swiss team closes the table with 8 points. The Swedish national team won the European Hockey Tour for the sixth time. Russia and Finland have the most titles (nine each).
At the end of February 2022, the hockey federations of Sweden, Finland and the Czech Republic decided not to invite the Russian team to the Eurotour stages due to the situation in Ukraine. The Russian national team is replaced by the Swiss team.
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