Team Sweden is averaging four goals per game at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship, but they are also averaging four goals against after the four preliminary round games. After winning just one game in the opening round, Sweden will face Canada in a quarter-final match that will take place Thursday in Lucerne, Switzerland.
A player that has produced a quarter of Sweden’s goals at this tournament is forward Joel Eriksson Ek. The Farjestad product has scored four goals on 13 shots while adding an assist to tie for the team lead in scoring at the U18.
Eriksson Ek has been a riser for the 2015 NHL Draft, moving from the 22nd position among European skaters in NHL Central Scouting’s midterm rankings to fourth in the final rankings that were released earlier this month.
I feel like not enough noise is being made about draft eligible Joel Eriksson Ek. Big Swedish center played 34 SHL games this season
— Michael Stephens (@MLHS_Mike) April 15, 2015
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