World Jr. Notes: Emil Molin picks up assist as Sweden wins

Canada, Sweden, Russia and Czech Republic were winners in day three of the World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia.

The Canadians shook off a slow start and the loss of two forwards to game misconducts to top Slovakia. Sweden overcame a third period deficit to beat Switzerland in a shootout. The Russians got a 41-save effort from goaltender Andrei Makarov in its 2-1 victory over Team USA. The Czechs rode a strong first period performance in downing Finland, 3-1.

All three Dallas Stars prospects playing in the tournament were in action on Friday.

LW Emil Molin (fourth round/2011) had another strong showing on Friday, picking up an assist in Sweden’s 3-2 shootout victory over Switzerland. Molin again played on Sweden’s second line with Sebastian Collberg and Elias Lindholm. Molin had two shots and an even-rating in the contest.

RW Brett Ritchie (second round/2011) had no points, three shots, two penalty minutes and an even rating in Canada’s 6-3 victory over Slovakia. Ritchie was on Canada’s second line with Ryan Strome and Jonathan Drouin.

C Radek Faksa (first round/2012) had no points, no shots and an even rating in Czech Republic’s 3-1 victory over Finland. Faksa, who played on a line with Martin Frk and Petr Beranek, won five of ten faceoffs.

Friday’s results

Czech Republic 3, Finland 1 (recap)
Canada 6, Slovakia 3 (recap)
Sweden 3, Switzerland 2 (SO) (recap)
Russia 2, USA 1 (recap)

Saturday’s games

Sweden vs. Latvia, 6:00 a.m.
Russia vs. Germany, 8:00 a.m., NHL Network (live & replay 4:30 p.m.)

World Junior Championship Statistics

Statistics for Dallas Stars prospects at the 2013 World Junior Championship

Player Pos Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM SOG
Brett Ritchie  RW Canada  2  0  2  2  +3  2  4
Radek Faksa  C Czech Republic  2  0  0  0  0  0  2
Emil Molin  LW Sweden  2  0  2  2  0  0  2

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