Ice Hockey World Cup: Austria also surprised Finland

Austria continues to make waves at the Ice Hockey World Championship in the Czech Republic. After a mad comeback against defending champions Canada, the foreigner beat Finland 3-2 (0-2, 1-0, 2-0) on Thursday to earn their first win of the tournament. Canada and the United States did not disclose themselves.

The Austrians converted 1:6 to 6:6 in overtime against the Canadians in the final third on Wednesday. It was 0-2 against the Finns, then Mario Huber (24th), Timo Nickel (50th) and Benjamin Baumgartner (60th) converted the game. Bragg’s finish came just one second before the final siren. Austria have never beaten the Finns in a World Cup.

“I can’t even describe it,” Baumgartner said: “Finland is a good ice hockey country. The fact that we can beat them at the World Cup is, in my opinion, the best thing that has happened to Austrian ice hockey. We’ve been proud of our team for a long time.

Canada beat Norway 4-1 (1-0, 1-0, 2-1) and are unbeaten in the Group A table ahead of Switzerland (11) with the same number of points. Austria (4) are fifth in the quarter-final race, three points behind Finland (7).


In German Group B, the USA defeated France 5-0 (4-0, 0-0, 1-0). Leaders Sweden beat Kazakhstan 3-1 (1-0, 1-0, 1-1) and did not drop a point as they did in their previous three games. Tre Kroner (12 points) leads Slovakia (8), USA, Latvia (both 7) and runner-up Germany (6).

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