In the very first elimination game at the 2019 World Junior Championships, Team Switzerland completed a STUNNING upset over the top ranked Team Sweden.
The Swiss stormed to a two goal lead courtesy of Luca Wyss and Yannick Bruschweiler and managed to hold on in a nail biting third period to earn a 2-0 victory and send Sweden home far earlier than any fans or experts predicted. Sweden finished in top spot in the tournament’s B division winning four games in the preliminary round. By comparison Switzerland finished fourth in the tournament’s A division, earning just one win in their four preliminary round games. To say that this is an upset is a MASSIVE understatement.
The thing is… the Swiss were on the verge of earning another upset when they faced Russia this past weekend, holding two separate two goal leads before eventually folding under the pressure and dropping a 7-4 decision. Today’s victory however, erases any sore feelings the Swiss have about that Russian game.
The Swiss will now await their opponent for the group semi-final round.