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MINSK, Belarus -- Defending champion Sweden prevailed in a shootout to edge the Czech Republic 4-3 at the ice hockey world championship on Sunday and Russia handed Finland a 4-2 defeat for its second straight win. Tony Bradley Jersey . Germany and Norway also made it two wins in two games, while France failed to build on its upset victory over Canada as it lost 2-1 to Italy. Joakim Lindstrom scored the winning penalty for Sweden when he found the space between the pads of Alexander Salak. The Czechs took the lead after just eight seconds when Tomas Hertl beat Swedish goaltender Anders Nilsson, and were up 3-1 in the second period. Jiri Hudler scored on a power play and Ondrej Nemec also had a goal for the Czechs. Sweden tied it for 1-1 in the first through Oscar Moller, who scored again on a power play to reduce the Czech lead to 3-2 in the second. Lindstrom made it 3-3 on a power play in the third to force overtime. In another attacking display, Viktor Tikhonov and Alex Ovechkin put Russia 2-0 up less than 5 minutes into the first period. Juuso Hietanen pulled one back for Finland, but Nikolai Kulyomin scored a short-handed breakaway goal and Sergei Kalinin made it 4-1 in the second. "We had fast goals which gave us confidence," Russia coach Oleg Znarok said. Jere Karalahti scored the second goal for Finland. Finnish forward Pekka Jormakka left the ice on the stretcher after receiving a big hit from Vadim Shipachyov in the second period. Finland coach Erkka Westerlund said Jormakka was taken to a hospital for exams. Germany beat Latvia 3-2 after Thomas Oppenheimer scored the winner on a penalty in the third period. Germany took the lead with goals from Marcel Noebels and Frank Mauer but Georgijs Pujacs and Mikelis Redlihs helped Latvia come back each time. Norway held off Denmark 4-3 after rallying from an early 2-0 deficit. Morten Poulsen and Frederik Storm had given the Danes the lead with two goals in 20 seconds, before Norway rallied with goals from Jonas Holos, Ken Andre Olimb, Per-Age Skroder and Mats Trygg. Jannik Hansen pulled one back for Denmark. Host Belarus earned its first win of the tournament by beating Kazakhstan 4-1. Kazakstan took the lead through Andrei Gavrilin, but Andrei Stepanov equalized and then set up Nikolai Stasenko for the winner in the second period in front of 15,000 roaring and jumping home fans. Sergei Kostitsy added a short-handed goal in the third and captain Alexei Kalyuzhny scored the fourth into an empty net. Russia has six points in Group B, Germany has five after two matches while Latvia and Belarus have three each and Kazakhstan has one. Finland "I have to be happy with my teams performance," Germany coach Pat Cortina said. "That was a step into the right direction after yesterday." Markus Gander gave Italy its first victory of the tournament by scoring the winner with 58 seconds remaining against France. "It was great to get our first win and get our confidence going," Italy coach Tom Pokel said. Norway has six points in Group A, followed by Sweden on five while the Czechs and Italy, a newcomer to the top division, have three points, France is on two and Denmark has zero. Frank Layden Jersey . The defending champions’ roller coaster season included trading offensive star Percy Harvin in the midst of the team’s 3-3 start. That move that reportedly irked several Seahawk players, but one management saw necessary to save the team’s chemistry. Cheap Jazz Jerseys . Trailing by a goal after 20 minutes of play, Joe Pavelski responded with three goals and an assist as the Sharks snapped a two-game losing skid with a 5-2 victory over the struggling Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday. https://www.cheapjazzonline.com/428e-gordon-hayward-jersey-jazz.html . The Raptors second-year forward has been one of the primary beneficiaries of the early-season trade, breaking out and becoming a vital part of his teams success on both ends of the floor. Around the league, teams are starting to take notice and feature Ross more predominately in their pre-game scouting reports but its not just the opposition that hes impressing.TORONTO - Seven months after the suicide of Saginaw Spirit forward Terry Trafford, the Ontario Hockey League is teaming up with the Canadian Mental Health Association to help players understand, recognize and treat mental health issues. We view the importance of this subject matter, given the terrible tragedy that we all faced, that we had to maybe step up our efforts in this area and provide a more focused area of support, OHL commissioner David Branch said Monday as he launched the Talk Today program. No question, the tragedy of Terrys death only served to say we must move forward and provide greater support in educating our players and everyone else involved about the signs of suicide and how we can help make a difference. As part of the program, each of the OHLs 20 teams will be assigned a mental health coach who will be available for players, coaches, parents, billets and other members of the organization to talk to. Other aspects include training on recognizing signs of suicide and depression and appointing mental health champions who can talk to the public about the leagues efforts. Trafford, 20, was sent home from the Spirit in March for violating team rules. His body was discovered in his SUV in a parking lot in Saginaw Township, Mich., and an autopsy determined he died of self-inflicted asphyxiation. Branch said he would turn back the clock if he could to change the outcome of the tragedy. Unable to do that, its the OHLs hope that Talk Today can at least raise more awareness. Mental illness directly or indirectly affects all of us, said Branch. For the OHL this was certainly highlighted to us earlier this year with the death by suicide of Terry Trafford. He left a mark on all of us. We hope that by providing all players and team support staff with education on mental health, we will be able to help identify those who are struggling and furthermore help reduce the stigmas attached to mental health issues. Canadian Mental Health Association CEO Camille Quenneville said suicide is the second-leading cause of death in young Canadians behind accidents and is responsible for a quarter of deaths among 18-to-24-year-olds nationwide. She added that 3.2 million teenagers from the ages of 12 to 19 are at risk of developing depression. We have to changee this reality, said Quenneville, who is a cousin of Joel, the head coach of the Chicago Blackhawks. Nigel Williams-Goss Jersey. In partnering with the OHL, were working to provide tools that will create a mentally healthy league. The road to Tuesdays announcement began shortly after Traffords death when the Peterborough Petes took part in a pilot program by having players attend a three-hour seminar to learn about and discuss mental health. Petes vice-president Dave Pogue, whose son Mitchell killed himself in August 2013, wasnt sure how his players would react. I was concerned when we went in to the course that Sunday morning, Pogue sad. The clocks were turned back, the boys lost an hour of sleep, two of the players turned 19 the night before and we had a big win and it was their first day off in three weeks. We were inviting them in on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in March to sit down for three hours and talk about mental health and suicide. ... I was quite amazed at how engaging they were in the course. Every one of them to a man took it very, very seriously. Pogue said the team only Monday learned that a player who took the course recently noticed troubling signs in a classmate at school, told a teacher and may have saved a life. The player reached out despite not knowing the other student, who Pogue said is now getting help. In addition to the Petes project, a focus group of over-age players in June came away with a recommendation that the OHL expand its support for mental health issues. Quenneville said mental health coaches have already been in touch with teams. Fully aware of the concern of trying to get through to teenagers, Branch is hopeful that players will be receptive to the program. I think young people, maybe more than some generations, understand the importance of not being afraid to talk about such things as mental health, Branch said. Its not foolproof in terms of them responding the way you would ideally like them to maybe in a time of need, but I think its a huge step and will prove to be a great safety net for many. One hurdle, Branch said, is to make players understand that its not a sign of weakness to come forward. We have to encourage that, he said. Weve got to get rid of some of that macho, win-at-all-costs attitude. ' ' '

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