Ice Hockey World Cup
Switzerland retains their preferred role and wins against Great Britain 6: 3
In the last group match, Switzerland defeated Great Britain 6: 3. They lived up to their role as favorites and the British had no chance of winning the whole game.
Switzerland went into the game against Great Britain without any pressure. She bought the ticket because Russia bought her quarterfinal ticket on Monday. Nevertheless, the Swiss did not give up.
Not surprisingly, Patrick Fisher’s team dominated from the start. Swiss top scorer Gregory Hoffman replaces Enzo Corvey, who was able to advance to the opposite zone. Half a minute later the assistant made a mistake and as 1-0, Kirk grabbed the buck and equalized. With that, the two top scorers in the World Cup met in the opening three of the game.
Romain Lofel created an interesting scene three and a half minutes before the end of the third. He exited the neutral zone, but did not catch the buck as desired. Conclusion: The disk moved towards the target with an arc. SRF commentator John Pilleter described the victory most accurately: “Like Roberto Carlos’ free kick.”
The Swiss clearly dominate
The second third had the defining figure of the British Liam Kirk. The 21-year-old striker wanted to re-focus himself on his last World Cup match — and nominate himself for the NHL. The young talent succeeded in doing this because he finished 2-2 on the World Cup high-scoring list.
The Swiss showed their superiority from the middle third. With two goals in 13 seconds, they increased the score to 4-2. Santori Aladdin and Christoph Bertzky scored on the scoreboard. Four minutes before the end of the third, Perbishi again deflected a hard pass from Rafael Diaz to make it 5-2. Nico Hisier was able to close the Swiss Dorfest, with Philip Khurashev scoring the final 6: 2 along with the British defensive line.
The quarter-final opponent is not yet known
There was little competition in the final third of this game. Fisher mixed his lines a little, trying different things. Brandon Connolly scored again in six minutes, the third goal of the game for the British. And Liam Kirk had his fingers in the game as an assistant with this goal. However, the Swiss are no longer in trouble.
Switzerland’s quarterfinal opponent is not yet known as there are still a few games to play in Group B. After tonight’s games between Germany – Latvia and Russia – Belarus, there will be clarity about that. The quarterfinals will take place on Thursday.
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