Defending champion Canada also won its third match in the World Hockey Championship in Finland after beating Slovakia 5-1 on the afternoon of the fifth day of the tournament, while Latvia beat Norway 3-2.
|Dubois, 80, received double congratulations from his teammates (Image: AFP)|
There was not much action at the ice rink in Helsinki, and from the first moments the audience witnessed a lively match, plenty of scoring opportunities and show defenses – in the last two types, both goalkeepers Adam Huska of Slovakia and Logan Thompson of Canada.
However, in the first third, they both had to get behind them at once: in the middle of the game Adam Lowry Hoska is dead, then Samuel Takac A lucky bouncing shot ended in Thompson’s cage, by the way, the Slovaks took advantage of their first human advantage in six seconds.
The second quarter started poorly for the Europeans: Mislav Rozandic’s hit caused a bleeding injury to Max Comtoa’s chin, so Beck sat on the penalty kick for 2+2 minutes. The first two minutes haven’t been defended yet, and the second isn’t anymore: Pierre Luc Dubois After the shot, the group hit the net next to the helpless Huska with the seven bats, Juraj Slavkovsky, who was named the best player of the Olympic tournament.
Dubois He arrived alone at the end of the third inning – in the evening dragging the bag between Huska’s legs – and then shortly after the break at the start of the final part of the game Cole Selinger Canada already scored 4-1 with its goal – and the puck hit the goal again after a counter-shot. The three-goal difference discouraged the Slovaks somewhat, especially after they had left another human advantage untapped. Eight minutes before the end, he came to the Battle of the Seattle Kraken, morgan jake, And with a nice solo 5-1He changed his job to .
The fact that the two teams scored a total of 79 goals: Canada 44 times and Slovakia 35 times says a lot about the intensity of the match. With his victory, Canada remains flawless, winning all three matches so far.
The other afternoon match was even tighter: Latvia Defeated with one goal Norway. In the first quarter, the Latvian team advanced thanks to Rodrigo Apolles, and a minute and a half before the end of the third half, Al Shamal tied with Mats Rosselli. In the middle, the Baltic scored two goals with Nikolays Jelesiejevs in the lead and then Roberts Bokartes with an equal number of goals. In the final third, the Norwegians only made it through with a makeover through Max Krugdahl, so the Latvians took their first win and moved away from last place in Group B.
World Championship, Finland
Group A (Helsinki)
Slovakia-Canada 1-5 (1-1, 0-2, 0-2)
19.20: France and Germany
Group Two (Tampere)
Latvia and Norway 3-2 (1-1, 2-0, 0-1)
19.20: Finland – United States (TV: Sports 2)
|3. United States||2||1||1||–||–||7-3||+4||5|
|4. Czech Republic||2||1||–||–||1||8-6||+2||3|
|8. Great Britain||2||–||–||1||1||4-9||–5||1|
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