Norway 5, Switzerland 2
MERIBEL, France (AP) _ Norway avenged a preliminary-round loss to Switzerland, winning 5-2 Friday to finish ninth in the Olympic hockey tournament.
Norway (2-5) won both of its consolation games after being outscored 38-7 in the preliminary round. The Norwegians’ earlier 6-3 loss to Switzerland all but eliminated them from medal-round consideration.
Erik Paulsen scored at 2:18 of the third period and assisted on Erik Kristiansen’s goal 22 seconds later, breaking open a 2-1 game. Marius Rath, Petter Salsten and Ole Dahlstrom also scored for Norway.
Mario Brodmann and Patrick Howald had goals for Switzerland (2-5), which finished 10th in the 12-team tournament.