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After Great Britain, Poland was pushed back

After Great Britain, Poland was pushed back

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Bitter! Poland missed a chance to push

Poland was knocked out of the first division of the Ice Hockey World Cup for the tenth time. Great Britain also has no chance of staying in the league.

On the floor: Polish goalkeeper John Murray
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Both promoted teams were relegated again: after Great Britain, Poland also had to make a bitter transition to the second division at the Ice Hockey World Cup in the Czech Republic – for the tenth time in total. The Poles lost a decisive final group game against Kazakhstan 1:3 (1:1, 0:0, 0:2) and finished last in Group B in Ostrava.

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By late afternoon, the British had already lost their last chance to stay in the league. The team led by future Berliner Liam Kirk suffered their sixth defeat against Norway in the sixth preliminary round match 2:5 (0:3, 1:1, 1:1) and was eliminated for the fifth time after 1951, 1962, 1994. and 2022. Tuesday's final game against Austria in Prague (12.20pm) means nothing.

Four-time world champions Finland retained their place in the quarter-finals with a 3-1 (0-0, 0-0, 3-1) win over Denmark in Group A in Prague. Arch-rivals Sweden beat France 3-1 (0-0, 1-1, 2-0) early in Ostrava.