HELSINKI – Nico Hescher scored two goals and made an assist, Dean Kokan scored one and two assists as Switzerland came back from behind to beat France 5-2 on Sunday to remain unbeaten in the World Hockey Championship.
Alexandre Teixier and Valentin Cléro gave France a 2-0 lead in the first half, but Switzerland managed to turn things around.
Andres Ambul scored a goal and assist, while Damien Reyat scored for Switzerland. Rito Pera saved 17 balls.
Sebastian Yellonn saved 34 shots in front of France.
And in another match in the first group, on Sunday, Germany beat Kazakhstan 5-4.
Switzerland (6-0-0-0) remains at the top of Group A, ahead of Germany (5-0-0-1) and Canada (4-0-0-1).
In the second set, Rasmus Asplund and Jakob Peterson scored two goals each, and Sweden crushed Norway 7-1.
William Nylander provided a goal and two assists for Sweden, while Magnus Helberg stopped 19 shots.
For its part, Latvia defeated Great Britain 4-3 thanks to Andres Dzirens’ goal late in the third half.
Sweden (4-1-1-0) is second in Group B, one point behind Finland (5-0-1-0). It is followed by the Czech Republic (3-0-1-1) and the United States (2-2-0-1) with 10 points each.
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