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Sports Day: A merciless catch-up showdown: USA suffers shock World Cup defeat

Sports Day: A merciless catch-up showdown: USA suffers shock World Cup defeat

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Catch-up has been mercilessly confronted: the USA suffers a shock defeat in the World Cup

Slovakia is setting its sights on reaching the quarter-finals again at the World Ice Hockey Championship in the Czech Republic with a surprise victory over the United States of America. The Olympic bronze medalist, who lost 4:6 to the German team at the start, won 5:4 (2:0, 2:1, 0:3, 1:0) after overtime and recorded his second victory of the tournament. The third match of Group B

In a heated confrontation that witnessed many physical confrontations, the Slovaks advanced 2-0 with two goals scored by Milos Kelemen (fourth) and Libor Hodasek (twelfth) in the first third. Matt Boldy (25th) pulled one back, but Simon Nemec (28th) and Patrick Koch (29th) made it 4-1.

American coach John Hynes then replaced NHL goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic with college goaltender Trey Augustine. Shane Pinto (45), Brady Tkachuk (54) and Luke Hughes (57) forced overtime. Kelemen (64) made the decision. The Americans, who have the strongest World Cup squad in years, have just one win to their name so far, a 6-1 win over Germany.

In the first group, Olympic champion Finland gave Norway no chance with a score of 4:1 (2:0, 2:1, 0:0). The four-time world champion is on the right track with seven points from three matches.