Looking forward to Day 3 of IHWC Div I B in Sapporo
Posted by simon c on 2008 April 16日 Wednesday
4/16 (Wed) Day 3 Games
13:00 Croatia VS. Estonia
16:30 Ukraine VS. Lithuania
20:00 Hungary VS. Japan
Looking at this standings after day 2 makes it clear that this group has 3 strong and 3 weak teams.
The winner of Hungary vs Japan will gain the right to face Ukraine in the battle to win this tournament and earn a promotion to the top division. Japan has two straight shutouts, but of the 8 goals scored 7 have been on the power play, so I’m concerned about Japan’s ability to score on even strength. On the other hand Hungary surrendered 3 goals to Estonia, so we’ll see how super Szuper is today (ooh, that was a bad pun).
Croatia vs Estonia could be an interesting game, but I’m sure everyone involved expects the Ukraine – Lithuania tilt to be a bore, that’s too bad.