Group B – Ondrej Nepla Arena, Bratislava

For the Czech Republic it is in the game against Austria for the placement for the quarter-finals. With a victory, the chances of remaining in Bratislava are not bad.

IIHF World Championship Top Division 2019 Austria vs Czech Republic #60 Lukas Herzog, #93 Jakub Voracek, #28 Martin Schumnig. Ondrej Nepela Arena, Bratislava ©Puckfans.at/Andreas Robanser

The Austrians relinquished the entire 1st line, these players were spared for the game against Italy. At the beginning they also tried hard to open the game, but the pressure of the Czechs kept growing. This resulted in the opening goal, Faksa scored the 1-0 for the Czechs (7.). Half of the period Austria came to a power play and the Czechs to a chance. Zohorna caught the puck in the Austrian game and drove alone on goalie Duke. He waited a long time and prevented a short-handed goal. The Czechs were in the flow of the game and Kubalik scored a few minutes before the break the 2-0 (15.). Only ten seconds later Voracek has bad luck with his shot, the puck goes into the outer net.

After the break, the Austrians had to accept after 41 seconds the next goal, Simon scored the 3-0. After that, Austria had two power-play opportunities and could not score. The Czechs are different. The first power play for Czech was still without a goal, but the second was used. Repik scored the 4-0 (31.). In the same second Peter had to take place because of cross-checking on the penalty bench, and it was the next goal for the Czech Republic. After a shot from Gulas the puck goes to the pole. Goalie Herzog misses the puck, which jumps back into the field and Frolik dusted off to 5-0 (31.).

IIHF World Championship Top Division 2019 Austria vs Czech Republic. #89 Raphael Herburger, #60 Lukas Herzog, #81 Dominik Kubalík. Ondrej Nepela Arena, Bratislava ©Puckfans.at/Andreas Robanser

In the final third, the Czechs played their game. They tried many moves and Repik hits 6-0 (43.). It went on brightly with the 7-0 by Kolar (45.) and only a minute later Vrana meets 8-0 (46.). Only then did the Czechs feel sorry for the Austrians, who showed little resistance. Although they had twice the possibility of a power play, but it was denied the Austrian team a goal.

Photo Galerie AUT vs CZE

Team Austria vs Team Czech Republic 0-8 (0-2, 0-3, 0-3)

Group A – Steel Arena, Kosice

Germany was brought back to the bottom of reality after 1-8 against Canada yesterday. The Germans are fix in the quarterfinals and the USA with a victory just under the top four.

In Kosice Germany had the first power play, survived this without a goal. Shortly after halftime of the period Germany went through Tiffels with 1-0 in the lead (12.). The response of the US team came only two minutes later, Van Riemsdyk scored the equalizer to 1-1 (14.).

After a goalless middle period, goals came only in the final period. Larkin scored the half-time period of the leaders to 2-1 (51.). The Germans then had too many players on the ice and the USA a power play. Shortly before the expiration of the penalty Eichel meets to 3-1 (57.). Although Germany still had a power play, but a miracle as against Slovakia did not arrive. With this result, the USA are also qualified for the quarter-finals.

Team Germany vs Team Team USA 1-1 (1-1, 0-0, 0-2)