Switzerland have beaten the Norwegians 5-1 in the latest of friendly matches being played before the ice hockey World Championship in Bern and Zurich later this month.This content was published on April 16, 2009 - 09:17
The Swiss team, coached by Ralph Krueger, were convincing in both offense and defence against Norway, who are also playing in the World Championship, which begins on April 24.
Mathia Seger deservedly opened the score for the Swiss with a long-distance shot after eight minutes and they controlled Wednesday evening's game in Oslo after that, despite an equaliser scored by Norway's Peter Lorentzen.
It only took 26 seconds before Romano Lemm added another for the Swiss with a direct shot from a puck won by Sandy Jeannin.
Ivo Rüthemann and Lemm added further goals in the second period before Jeannin made it 5-1 in the third.
"We dominated our opponents physically and controlled the game," commented coach Krueger.
The two teams face each other again on Thursday in a second friendly.
swissinfo with agencies
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