Ice hockey players advance to second round

Switzerland have beaten Belarus 4-1 to reach the next round of the ice hockey world championships, being held in Slovakia for the first time.

This content was published on May 2, 2011 minutes and agencies

Coach Sean Simpson’s team reacted well to their disappointing opening match on Friday in which they edged France 1-0 in sudden death overtime.

Ryan Gardner scored twice in Kosice on Sunday. “We were ready right from the start,” he said after the match. “The puck was moving well, our legs were there and our forechecking [a defensive play] was good.”

The Swiss now face Canada, also unbeaten, in their last match in Group B on Tuesday.

In compliance with the JTI standards

In compliance with the JTI standards

More: SWI certified by the Journalism Trust Initiative

Contributions under this article have been turned off. You can find an overview of ongoing debates with our journalists here. Please join us!

If you want to start a conversation about a topic raised in this article or want to report factual errors, email us at

Share this story

Change your password

Do you really want to delete your profile?