Ice hockey players beat Norwegians again

Switzerland have won their second ice hockey friendly against Norway 3-2, a day after winning 5-1.

This content was published on April 16, 2009 minutes

Thursday's victory in Oslo is the latest in a series of friendly matches being played before the ice hockey World Championship in Bern and Zurich later this month.

The difference in score lines was partly explained by Swiss coach Ralph Krueger's decision to rest six main players against the Norwegians, who are also playing in the World Championship, which begins on April 24.

Romano Lemm scored his third goal within 24 hours to give the visitors the lead in the 8th minute. Per-Age Skröder equalised eight minutes later. A mere 82 seconds after that Thomas Ziegler put Switzerland back in front and when Patrik Bärtschi scored the Swiss's third in the 31st minute, the match looked won.

Carelessness crept in however and Skröder pulled one back for the hosts in the 40th minute. The final third was goalless.

swissinfo with agencies

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