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    Recap from hockey world championships

    Sweden's players donned golden helmets after winning the hockey world championships.
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    Sweden's players donned golden helmets after winning the hockey world championships.

    European teams were the big winners at the recent World Hockey Championships. Sweden became the first host country to win the title in 27 years, and surprise runner-up Switzerland earned its first medal in 60 years. The United States finished a respectable third, making its first podium in nine years.

    FINAL STANDINGS

    Gold: Sweden 8-2-0

    Silver: Switzerland 9-1-0

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    Bronze: United States 7-3-0

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    4. Finland 7-2-1

    5. Canada 6-0-2

    6. Russia 5-3-0

    7. Czech Republic 4-4-0

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    8. Slovakia 3-4-1

    9. Germany 3-3-1

    10. Norway 3-4-0

    11. Latvia 2-4-1

    12. Denmark 2-4-1

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    13. France 2-4-1

    14. Belarus 1-6-0

    15. Austria 2-5-0

    16. Slovenia 0-5-2

    MEDIA ALL-STAR TEAM

    F Henrik Sedin, Sweden

    Arrived midway through tourney and had 9 points (4-5) in four games.

    F Paul Stastny, US

    The firepower (7-8–15) behind the best offense (35 goals) at the event.

    F Petri Kontiola, Finland

    Led the tourney with 16 points and tied for the lead with eight goals.

    D Julien Vauclair, Switzerland

    He helped hold up the Swiss back end while finishing at plus-8.

    D Roman Josi, Switzerland

    Tourney MVP scored the last of his four goals in a gold-medal loss.

    G Jonas Enroth, Sweden

    Had the top save percentage (.956) and goals-against average (1.15).