• 13/06/2024 16:46

Total destruction: the Ukrainian national hockey team won a third consecutive victory at the 2024 World Cup

ByИван Дунаев

Apr 30, 2024

 Total destruction: the Ukrainian national hockey team won a third consecutive victory at the 2024 World Cup

"Blue and Yellow" abandoned nine “dry” goals against the Chinese.

The Ukrainian national ice hockey team defeated the Chinese team in the third round match of the 2024 World Championship strong> in Division IB with a score of 9:0.

In the first period, the “blue-yellows” scored four times in the opponent’s goal – goals were scored by Igor Merezhko, Alexander Peresunko, Philipp Pangelov -Yuldashev and Alexey Vorona.

In the second 20 minutes, Dmitry Khristich's team increased its advantage to six goals through the efforts of Vitaliy Lyalka and Peresunko, who scored a double.

The third period also ended in triumph for the Ukrainians, who scored three more goals – accurate shots were struck by Lyalka and Merezhko, thus making duplicates. Andrey Deniskin scored another goal.

For the Ukrainian team, this is the third consecutive victory at the 2024 World Cup, which is being held in Lithuania. In the opening match, our team defeatedEstonia (8:0), and in the second round beat The Netherlands (4:0).

After three matches played, the “blue-yellows” continue to lead the Division standings with 9 points IB, three points ahead of Lithuania (with a match in hand) and China. The Netherlands, Spain and Estonia have not yet scored points.

The Ukrainians will play their next match on Wednesday, May 1, against Spain. Starts at 12:30 Kyiv time.

In the final match of the 2024 World Cup, the Ukrainian team will compete with Lithuania on Friday, May 3. Starts at 19:30 Kyiv time.

Note that the Ukrainian national team is playing in the third strongest division of the world hockey championship for the fifth time in a row. The winner of the division will receive a ticket to the second division (IA) of the World Championship next year. The team that takes last place will be relegated to the fourth division (IIA).

We would like to remind you that last year the “blue-yellows” until the very end were in contention for promotion to division IA, but in the decisive match for promotionlostto Japan.


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