The Austrian under-20 ice hockey team suffered their third major World Cup defeat in Canada in their third game.
ÖEHV’s selection had to concede defeat to defending champions Canada by 0:11 in Halifax on Thursday.
After the disaster against Sweden (0:11) and the Czech Republic (0:9), the home team was, as expected, a very large size. The Austrian youth players did not score a goal in the third match either.
“The team can be proud of performing against a team where almost every player in the NHL is drafted. We fought back, of course we made mistakes that the Canadians took advantage of. We have a huge step back as a group the fact that we only conceded one shot on goal against this team in the first 14 minutes of the third.” The former is great and speaks for our team,” explains Coach Kirk Fury and continues:
“We have to get over this match immediately, filter out the positive things and focus fully on the Germany game!”
Duel with Germany
To wrap up Group A, Team Fury will meet Germany, who lost 11-2 to Canada, at the Scotiabank Center on Friday (10:30pm CET).
The first red-white-red victory in the U-20 World Cup, if successful in regular time, will bring the first league and entry to the quarter-finals.
In the event of defeat, Austria has a second chance to stay in the relegation zone on 2 and 4 January and if necessary on 5 January in a “best-of-three” series against the last team in Group B.
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