Sweden picks up bronze at world junior ringette championship

Helsinki, Finland – January 4, 2015 – After forcing the best two-out-of-three bronze medal series to three games, Sweden beat the USA 4-2 to pick up the bronze in the President’s Pool at the world ringette championships in Helsinki today.

Canada’s junior team picked up the gold medal yesterday when they downed Finland’s junior team 10-9 in overtime. Finland’s senior team claimed gold in the Sam Jacks series after downing Canada 13-0. The Canadian senior team goes home with silver.

Results from the event can be found here: http://www.wrc2015.fi/en/Results.html

Statistics from the event can be found here: http://www.wrc2015.fi/en/Statistics.html

Photos from the event can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/ringettecanada/albums/72157662377786442

Archives of all games at the event can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/user/RingetteTV

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