Hawks continue to impress in IIHF World Championships


Hawks continue to impress in IIHF World Championships

The Blackhawks representatives playing in the IIHF World Championships have been impressive throughout the tournament, that didn't change on Tuesday.

Defenseman Duncan Keith logged 26:03 minutes of ice team, which led all of Team Canada in the team's 3-2 victory over Switzerland in Helsinki. Patrick Sharp was held scoreless, but tallied three shots on net after his five-point performance against France on Monday. John Tavares, Jordan Eberle and Ryan Getzlaf all scored goals for Canada.

Host of the IIHF World Championships, Sweeden, who are led by Blackhawks' Viktor Stalberg, Marcus Kruger and Niklas Hjalmarsson easily defeated Germany, 5-2. Stalberg scored a goal in the victory and was named Best Player for Sweden. Kruger also tallied a goal, while Hjalmarsson had an assist and registered 18:49 minutes of ice time.

Next up for Canada is Finland on Friday, May 11. Sweden will take on Team Russia Friday afternoon.

Bastian Schweinsteiger happy with Manchester United's Europa League win

Bastian Schweinsteiger happy with Manchester United's Europa League win

Bastian Schweinsteiger's time with Manchester United wound down with him being essentially frozen out of the team for an extended period, but he was still happy to see his former teammates win a European trophy on Wednesday.

Man U beat Ajax 2-0 to win the Europa League final in Stockholm. The win sealed a berth in next year's Champions League for the Red Devils.

Despite the way Schweinsteiger's tenure in England ended, the German midfielder has still said positive things about the club since leaving for the Chicago Fire in March. He tweeted out a good luck message to the team ahead of the final.

Paul Pogba scored in the first half and Henrikh Mkhitaryan scored in the second half to seal United's win and the trophy to end a season that included a sixth-place finish in the Premier League.

Schweinsteiger didn't play in any Premier League matches this season, but his last appearance for the Manchester club was as a subtitute in the Europa League round of 32 at French club Saint-Etienne.

Training with the Fire on Wednesday kept him from watching the whole final, but he said he did watch what he could.

“I’m happy for United," Schweinsteiger said after the Fire's 2-1 win against Dallas. "I’m happy for them. They are a good team and I’m happy they can play in Champions League next year.”

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