The fourth and final dat of E-Box was just as exciting as the rest. We saw four games to cap off a great event, and while the score line may not show it, the games were pretty much all competitive for the most part. At the conclusion of the 2019 E-Box tournament, Canada U-20, Israel, and Netherlands were the only three teams that did not lose a single game through the four-day event.
Scotland 11, Norway 4
It was a slow start for both of these squads as it was just a 1-1 game at the end of the first. In the second and third Scotland started to pick up the pace as their offense was moving the ball well and firing on all cylinders. Norway just didn’t have much of an answer as far as defense goes. Scotland really exploded in the fourth as they rode that momentum to an 11-4 win.
Matthew Hill helped lead Scotland with four goals in the win. Norway saw four different goal scorers as Sondre Glimsdal led the way with 1 goal and 1 assist. In goal, Max Erikson made 38 saves for Norway while Dylan Cowman made 21 saves for Scotland.
Israel 13, Ireland 4
In this one Israel got out early and never really looked back. After taking a 4-2 lead at the end of the first, Israel stretched the lead to 6-4 at the end of the second. While Ireland was able to get a little something going in the second they would be held scoreless in both the third and fourth quarters. Israel took it to Ireland on both ends of the floor as they were the much better team today, walking away with the win.
Israel was led by Drew Lazar who had three goals in the win, among others who heavily contributed as well. For Ireland, they saw Sean Gibson lead the way with 2 goals in the game. In goal, Jon McMillan made 45 saves for Ireland and Jerryd Jensen made 27 saves for Israel.
Canada U-20 24, Switzerland 2
This one was never close as Canada U-20 dominated Switzerland from the opening faceoff. Switzerland only scored in the first and the third as they were held scoreless in both the second and fourth quarters of the game. Canada U-20 flexed their muscle ran straight to victory in this one.
Switzerland saw Lukas Heri score both of their goals while Luke Pilcher tallied six goals in the win for Canada U-20. Laine Hruska made 19 saves as the starter for Canada U-20 while Alexander Meier made 31 saves for Switzerland.
Hong Kong 12, Sweden 11
In the only real close game of the day, Hong Kong secured the one-goal win over Sweden. A strong start for Hong Kong helped them get out to an early lead before Sweden came roaring back in the second quarter. After leading just 6-5 at the end of the second Hong Kong put together a strong third to take the lead 11-7 heading into the fourth. While Sweden played very well in the fourth, Hong Kong was able to hang on for the win.
Geoffrey Ling helped lead Hong Kong with three goals in the win, amongst many other contributors. For Sweden, Charlie Lesage helped lead the way with two goals. Wilson Wong made 8 saves in goal fro Hong Kong while the starter Janssen Chow made 7 saves. Richard Zeidlitz made 33 saves in goal for Sweden as the starter.
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