There were six games on the docket for day three of E-Box. All six of the games were won by a margin of victory of at least four. We also saw a few big blowouts as well. While the scoreline may not reflect it, there was a lot of great play in just about every game today.
After today’s games, Canada U-20, Netherlands, Israel, and Ireland are the only teams that have yet to lose a game this weekend.
Switzerland 11, Scotland 7
It what was the closest game of the day in terms of final score, Switzerland was able to take down Scotland. While Scotland was able to comeback a bit, Switzerland’s success early on was too much to overcome. Switzerland got out to a 5-2 lead at the end of the first and pushed it to an 8-3 lead at the end of the second. Scotland started to pick up the pace late in the game, but Switzerland wouldn’t be stopped as they walked away 11-7 victors in this one.
Lukas Heri helped lead Switzerland on offense, scoring four goals in the win. For Scotland, Ian Vickars had four goals to help lead the way. Dylan Cowman made 35 saves for Scotland while Alexander Meier made 14 saves as the starter for Switzerland. Playing the second half of the game, Kevin Stauffer made 16 saves for Scotland as well.
Canada U-20 19, Germany 7
As expected, Canada U-20 secured another dominating win as they took down Germany by a score of 19-7. While things were more back-and-forth early on, Canada U-20 soon exploded as they took a 6-3 lead at the end of the first. They continued to dominate in all facets of the game as they took a 9-4 lead at the end of the second and then led 14-6 at the end of the third. Canada U-20 walked away victorious as they captured their third win of the tournament.
Tanner Buck helped lead Canada U-20, scoring five goals in the win. Germany was led by Gustav Weber and Marc Brandenburger who each had two goals on the day. In goal for Germany, Tilo Fuchs started and made 24 saves while just playing in the first half. Brody Harris made 12 saves as the starter for Canada U-20, playing just the first half.
Ireland 14, Austria 8
In a game of runs Ireland was able to come out on top as they took over late in the second and through the third quarter to help lift themselves to victory. It started as a back-and-forth game before Austria went on a run to take the 4-2 lead heading into the second. From there on out Ireland took over as they used a few big runs to get ahead and eventually secure the win.
Ireland was led by Brendan Boyle who scored four goals in the win. Austria was led by Kraus Hauer who had three goals on the day. Sean Murphy made 18 saves as he got the start for Ireland, playing in the first and third quarters. Austria played three goalies with Patrick Falb leading the way, making 11 saves while playing in just the third.
Netherlands 18, Hong Kong 11
This was a pretty one sided affair for most of the game. Netherlands started off hot out of the gate and would continue all game. After trailing 13-5 after the first two quarters, Hong Kong was able to put together a pretty good run in the third quarter. That would be the best they could do in this one as Netherlands soon got back on track and finished it off with the 18-11 victory.
Ross Parson led Netherlands as he scored seven goals in the win. For Hong Kong, Geoffrey Ling led the way with three goals in the game. Playing the second half, Andrew Gallant made 15 saves for Netherlands while Wilson Wong and Ernie Choy each made 7 saves for Hong Kong.
Israel 17, England 9
A dominating first half of play for Israel helped them get ahead and eventually secure the 17-9 win in dominating fashion. While England was able to get something going late in the game, it was too late and the deficit was too big. Israel was just the better team today as they seemed to dominate in every facet of the game.
Utting Douglas helped lead Israel as he had four goals in the win. Sam Clare led England with four goals. In goal, Jerryd Jensen made 32 saves for Israel while Eliot Pugh made 39 saves for England.
Sweden 13, Norway 7
In a nordic battle, Sweden was able to over come a strong start from Norway and secure the win with a big second quarter performance. While Sweden led 9-5 at the end of the second Norway was able to get at least a little offense going again in the third. The fourth was very defensive heavy as Norway scored the only goal of the quarter to make it a 13-7 win.
Sweden was led by Charlie Lesage who had five goals in the win while Sondre Glimsdal led Norway with three goals in the game.
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