Estonia wins the last game 9-1 after 0-1 defeat by Romania and celebrates deserved promotion.
In the final match between Estonia and Romania, Romania was in third place. In a victory over the Estonians, who are fixed climbers, Romania can overtake Great Britain and finish third. Estonia wanted to say goodbye to the local fans with a victory.
The Romanian team also produced quite a lot of pressure and came with good pressing very fast before the Estonian goal. It was almost six minutes played, and Romania again with a lot of pressure. Savenkov tries to get the puck out of his own zone, but plays directly to the vacant Casaneanu. This does not think long and scored the lead to 1-0 for Romania (6.). Estonia took a few minutes to get into the game. After a break – the gang was damaged – it went on. Estonia came to a power play. After an attempt by Kiik Goalie defends Adorjan from too short and Lodeikin exploits the rebound to 1-1 (11.). No sooner had the fans died down than the next goal fell – Jogi wins the bully, the puck arrives at Laosma, who takes over directly and puts Estonia 2-1 up front (12.). Estonia was in the game and Kiik still had a very good chance, but he fails at the Romanian goalie from close range.
The first opportunity after the break had Romania, Vasile fails from close range at the Estonian Goalie. Then it went back and forth, both teams searched the way to the gate. The next goal came in a surprise game for Estonia – Lodeikin scored the 3-1 (31.) with his second goal this evening. This gate woke the Estonians even more and they played very fast and sophisticated hockey. Fabian Hast tried a solo, but failed with the conclusion of the Romanian goalie (34.). Romania also came to a playful majority. The Estonians were on the defensive so good that the Romanians could not give a single shot on goal – on the contrary, Estonia even left out the possibility for another goal. Romania also came to a playful majority. The Estonians were on the defensive so good that the Romanians could not give a single shot on goal – on the contrary, Estonia even left out the possibility for another goal. A few moments before the break Lodeikin twice had the opportunity to score another goal, but Adorjan defended both times safely.
Estonia also showed its strength in the last third, Romania was playfully barely existent. after a quick push by Slessarevski at the side, he plays for Puzakrov, who is waiting in the middle, and 4-1 (44.). Estonia played like well and Novikov scored the 5-1 (45.) The Romanian team were beaten now and made little resistance – Nevzorov on hurry and it was 6-1 (47.). After this goal went Romania’s goalie Adorjan from the ice and it came Szopos. But he did not fare better. Only two minutes later – Estonia in a power play – Kuznetsov scored after a pass from Slessarevski – to 7-1 (49.). Estonia conceded a penalty and Romania came to a power play. But the Romanian defender Nagy Galaczi was on the border of Jurgens take the puck, and this scored after a solo via Shorthander to 8-1 – while he debuted Goalie Szopos with a loop (51.). Estonia still did not have enough. Just two minutes before the end, Jogi scored the 9-1 (59.). That was also the last goal in this game, Romania prevented a double-digit result. Estonia wins in impressive style and celebrates the deserved promotion to Div IA.
Estonia U20 vs Romania U20 9-1 (2-1 1-0, 6-0)
Final and best Players:
- Estonia 5 4 1 0 0 25 : 7 14 – Best Player: #7 Saveli NOVIKOV (D)
- Lithuania 5 3 0 2 0 22 : 12 11 – Best Player: #1 Laurynas LUBYS (G)
- Great Britain 5 3 0 0 2 30 : 16 9 – Best Player: #14 Liam KIRK (F)
- Romania 5 1 2 0 2 13 : 20 7
- Spain 5 1 0 0 4 8 : 18 3
- South Korea 5 0 0 1 4 7 : 32 1