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Report: Sam Ersson to represent Sweden in Euro hockey tour


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Finnegan Frost
April 27, 2024  (5:41 PM)
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Ersson in net for the Flyers
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In an exciting development, Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Sam Ersson has clinched a coveted spot on Team Sweden's roster for the upcoming Euro Hockey Tour.

Set to unfold in Czechia throughout May, the Euro Hockey Tour serves as a crucial prelude to the highly anticipated IIHF World Championship. The tournament features formidable teams including Sweden, Czechia, Switzerland, and Finland, offering players a platform to showcase their skills and vie for selection in their respective national squads for the World Championship.
For Ersson, this marks a significant milestone as he makes his debut on the senior level representing Sweden. While he previously showcased his talents on the international stage as part of his country's World Junior Championship team in 2019, this opportunity signifies a new chapter in his career.
Ersson's selection comes on the heels of an impressive rookie NHL season with the Philadelphia Flyers. Throughout the season, he demonstrated his prowess between the pipes, logging 51 games and securing 23 wins, including an impressive four shutouts. With a commendable 2.82 goals-against average (GAA) and a .890 save percentage (SV%), Ersson's performance earned him recognition on the international stage.
The Euro Hockey Tour is slated to kick off from May 2-5, serving as a precursor to the IIHF World Championship, which will also be hosted in Czechia from May 10-26. As Ersson prepares to represent his country alongside top-tier talent, fans eagerly anticipate his contributions to Team Sweden's quest for glory in both tournaments.
Source: thehockeynews.com
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