Olympic thriller in the quarterfinals
DEB-Schreck Slovakia also destroys the United States
2/16/2022, 4:29 p.m.
The Russian national ice hockey team can continue to dream of “defending the title” at the Olympics. On the way to the semifinals, Sbornaja knocked out Denmark’s surprise team. The United States also surprisingly exited the competition.
Slovakia reached its first Olympic medal after beating Germany in an ice hockey tournament in Beijing. The 2002 World Champions, who sent home the DEB selection 4-0 in the first knockout round, defeated the United States 3-2 (1-1, 0-1, 1-1) in the quarterfinals. 0, 0: 0, 1: 0) After a penalty shootout. Denmark, on the other hand, were knocked out of the starting line-up by a surprise start from Switzerland and Canada.
Newcomers to the Denmark Olympics lost 1: 3 (0: 1, 1: 1, 0: 1) to Pyongyang Olympic champions Russia. The Strong Confederates, the reigning world champions in 2013 and 2018, lost 1: 5 (0: 2, 1: 1, 0: 2) to Finland. Sweden beat Canada 0: 2 (0: 0, 0: 0, 0: 2).
Slovakia is in the last four for the second time since 2010 and meets Finland. The Americans, who relied mainly on college players after the NHL cancellation, missed out on the semifinals as they did four years ago. Sbornaja, who competes under the name of the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), has now beaten Sweden to win the final against the German team 4-3 after extra time in 2018. The Finns are the only team yet to beat their gaze on the seventh Olympic medal since 1988.
17-year-old Juraj Slavkovsky scored his fifth goal of the match (12th) to give the Slovak team the lead. Nick Abruzzis (20th) and Sam Hendz (29th) turned the game in the Americans’ favor. But with 46 seconds left, Marek Hirwick forced extra time. Peter Chehlarik converted the decisive penalty. Vadim Shibachev (14th), Nikita Nestorov (35th) and Vyacheslav Vojnov (56th) scored for Russia. Berlin’s France Nielsen equalized for Denmark (23 ‘).
Miro Aldonen (9 ‘), Miko Lehdonen (11’) and Marco Antilla (24 ‘) gave the Finns a 3-0 lead. Swiss coach Patrick Fischer kicked goalkeeper out of the ice as Iro Pagarinen (56 ‘) and Tim Hardikinen (57’) scored.
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