Norway manages to take the points against Germany
Norway started strong and scored 4 goals in the first period, giving Germany little chances. Highlight of the period was Ole Martin Olesen’s lacrosse-style goal that gave Norway 4-0 lead.
The second period saw a comeback from Germany, and the third period started with Norway’s 4-3 lead.
With all in the play, the third period started with two quick goals by Norway, giving them a 3-goal lead. However, Germany didn’t give up, and Janos Bröker brought them back to the game with a PP goal. However, the chase ended with Norway scoring an empty netter.
Germany – Norway 4-7 (0-5, 3-0, 1-2)
Mendoza’s 5 goals lead the Philippines to victory
Philippines took their first victory in the tournament with an impressive 4.9 win against Singapore. Mendoza utilised his scoring chances well, and scored a hat trick in the first period, later adding two more goals to his tally.
While Philippines dominated the first period, the second was more even with both teams scoring once. Singapore started scoring in the third period, and ended up scoring 3 goals during the first 15 minutes of the period, bringing the game to 4-7 and giving them momentum. However, Mendoza scores his fifth of the day, cutting Singapore’s comeback short. An empty netter by Kim Varga brings the score to 4-9, solidifying Philippine’s win.
Singapore – Philippines 4-9 (0-5, 1-1, 3-3)
Another win for Estonia
Estonia didn’t give any chance to the Philippines yesterday, and today it was Canada’s turn to be on the receiving end of Estonian goal fest.
The first period was Estonia’s with 6 goals against Canada’s one, and the second followed the same theme – while Canada did manage to score 2 goals, Estonia strengthened their lead with 9 goals, 4 of which goals during the last 5 minutes of the period, after Canada had switched their goalies.
The third period saw 6 more goals by Estonia, and a consolation goal by Canada.
Canada – Estonia 4-21 (1-6, 2-9, 1-6)
Finland wins Group A
The first period started with Latvia’s goal only after 28 seconds. Already from the beginning it was clear that Latvia came to have a good game instead of only defending against the reigning world champion. Latvia fought hard, but the experienced opponent took a relatively easy win.
Finnish team debutantes, brothers #76 Rasmus and #73 Justus Kainulainen made three goals in total and Justus Kainulainen was awarded as the best player of the game. After three wins, Finland will continue to the quarter finals from Group A.
Latvia – Finland 2-7 (1-2, 1-4, 0-1)
Slovakia continued strong performance and won Group C
Slovakia’s offensive game worked and the team made 5 scores in each period. #77 Michal Miške gave one assist and made two scores during the first two periods and he was chosen as the best player from team Slovakia. Slovakia ruled the Group C with three wins.
Both, Slovakia and Thailand will play their next games on Tuesday, December 7.
Thailand – Slovakia 2-15 (1-5, 1-5, 0-5)
Switzerland beats Czechia in a thriller
The last match on Sunday was played between Switzerland and Czechia. From the beginning to the end the game was very equal. Both #30 Pascal Meier and #74 Lukas Bauer as the goalies of their teams presented impressive saves during the whole game and guaranteed a chance to their teams to fight for a win.
The game remained long in a situation of 2-2 until #61 Jan Zaugg (SUI) scored to 2-3 at the time 57:29. Czechia fought hard at the end of the game trying to square the game but Switzerland succeeded to make one more goal to the empty net only 15 seconds before the end.
Listen here what #25 Tom Ondrusek, the captain of team Czechia, tells about his team and how #11 Manuel Maurer (SUI) described the exciting match:
Czechia – Switzerland 2-4 (2-1, 0-1, 0-3)