The ice hockey world championship in Division 1B of the national team of Ukraine played the first match. And lost against Japan.
Ukraine – Japan 2:3 (1:2, 1:1, 0:0)
Washer: 4:43 – Hirano (Sato, Teruo) – 0:1, 8:16 – Lalka (Mikhnov) – 1:1, 12:52 – Sato (Hirano) – 1:2, 17:42 – Saito (Nagasaki , Sato) – 1:3, 19:46 – Angelov-Yuldashev – 2:3
The national teams of Ukraine and Japan at the start of the first period and exchanged goals – shot Hirano Ukrainians answered the realized moment Skein. But the Japanese subsequently took the lead again scored with Sato.
In the second period, the teams could not score goals. The Ukrainians were never able to implement the game bolshinstve. Therefore, one of the important events was the injury to defender Daniel Skripacha. During the attack, the opponent hit him with a stick in the face. But not even received a fine. Ukrainian with a bloody face left the area.
And two more goals the team has scored in the second period. Initially the Japanese scored the third goal. And just before the break, Ukraine again reduced the gap to one accurate shot. But apply it for the entire third period team and failed.
Ukraine will start world Cup with a defeat. The next opponent of the “blue-yellow” will be the national team of Poland. The match will take place on Monday, April 29. Also in the group against Ukraine Estonia, Romania and the Netherlands.