Ice hockey: The women's national team also lost to Japan in Amiens

Ice hockey: The women’s national team also lost to Japan in Amiens

The Hungarian women’s ice hockey team, which is preparing for the Elite World Championships in Canada in April, suffered a 3-2 defeat against the Japanese national team, also in the first division, in the second round of the international tournament in Amiens on Friday.

Anikó Németh (right) defended well, but couldn’t prevent defeat (Photo: Micheller Szilvia/Nemzeti Sport)

The Hungarian girls got off to a good start in the match against a Far Eastern opponent, who turned the second man’s advantage into a goal – Zsofia Pázmandi Took the Japanese gate. At the end of the third opening Kinga Jokai Szilaga He almost doubled our lead, but couldn’t beat the Japanese goalkeeper from close range.

The second half started with a Japanese equaliser. Kawaguchi He was efficient – then there were chances for both sides, but no more goals were scored in this third.

In the concluding chapter Kawaguchi It proved untenable, and he scored two goals for it Mira Serigili Pat Cortina’s side were still able to respond but it was only a cosmetic patch, Japan won 3-2.

The Hungarian women’s ice hockey team wrapped up the tournament against host nation France on Saturday night.

Women’s International Championship, AMIENS
Round 2
Japan-Hungary 3-2
(0–1, 1–0, 2–1)

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