Posted: Monday April 23, 2012 6:41 AM

US beats Sweden 7-0 to win U18 title

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BRNO, Czech Republic (AP) - Collin Olson made 27 saves for a record-setting defense, Nicolas Kerdiles had two goals and three assists and the U.S. routed Sweden 7-0 Sunday to win its fourth straight title and seventh overall under-18 world championship.

Olson earned his third shutout of the tournament and the Americans allowed only four goals in six games to set an International Ice Hockey Federation under-18 record. The U.S. also set a record with its 10th medal at the tournament.

The U.S. also got goals from Daniel O'Regan, Ryan Hartman, J.T. Compher, Connor Carrick and Thomas DiPauli. Olson earned top goaltending honors at the tournament.

 
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