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Austria begins its World Cup campaign by defeating France 2-1

Austria begins its World Cup campaign by defeating France 2-1

“We have made a big step in the tournament,” he said, beaming. “We could not have hoped for a better start.” Coach Mario Bellina After the end of the match. In a match that was difficult at times, Austria shined with a unified team performance. Carla Kronberger was also at her best in goal and kept her team from conceding goals with a few big saves.

They stuck to the game plan constantly and tried to keep putting the puck in front of the goal and thus creating chances. In the 19th minute, Isabelle Friis gave the team the lead they deserved after preparation work from Hanna Danninger and Valentina Brossen.

The middle third was very open, with an advantage or two for the French. But Carla Kronberger kept the score at 0 for her team and Anna Bella brought more calm to the Austrians' match with her goal that made it 2-0 in the final period.

But this silence lasted less than 60 seconds. In the 48th minute, Kronberger had to concede defeat for the first time, reducing France to 1:2. The French team threw everything on the ice again. In the final stage, the two teams had to overcome the deficit again, and Austria succeeded in achieving the result over time and thus obtained the first three points in the tournament.

Coach Mario Bellina: “It was a great battle from the girls. They executed everything we had trained and discussed previously. This win is well deserved, even if the 2-0 score was a bit lucky. Karla Kronberger also played a great game and stopped us a little.” times per match. There are still little things to talk about in the match against Italy. But overall the team's performance was strong. The players followed the instructions well. You could see everyone's relief at the end of the match.”

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2024 IIHF Women's U18 Ice Hockey World Championship Division I-A

6 January 2024 – 12 January 2024, Newmarket/Agna (Italy)
participant: Japan, Italy, France, Hungary, Austria, Denmark

Austria vs France 2:1 (1:0, 0:0, 1:1)
Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 12:30 pm
Austria top scorers: Isabelle Freis (19), Anna Bella (47)
France goal: Armel Chabert (48th place).

Italy vs. Austria
Sunday, January 7, 2024 at 4:00 pm

Japan vs. Austria
Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 4:00 pm

Hungary vs. Austria
Wednesday, January 10, 2024 at 12:30 pm

Austria vs Denmark
Friday, January 12, 2024 at 12:30 pm