In the match of subgroup A, Finland prevailed over Germany with a score of 4:3 (1:1, 2:2, 1:0).
In the middle of the first period, Yoels Armija put the Finns in the lead, but by the end of the third period, Marcels Nöbels made it 1:1. Kai Wisman’s goal in the 33rd minute gave the Germans the lead, in the continuation of the period Sakari Manninen scored two goals with a difference of 107 seconds, but 19 seconds before going into the break, Jon Peterka equalized the score at 3:3.
The Finnish hockey players scored the winning goal seven minutes before the end of regular time, when Miko Lehtonen made it 4:3 with a lightning shot.
Before that, in this subgroup, France beat Austria 2:1 (1:0, 0:0, 0:1, 1:0) in extra time, and Denmark beat Austria 3:1 (1:0, 1:0, 1:1 ) defeated Hungary.
In subgroup A, after the first two days of matches, the USA, Denmark, Sweden and Finland have three points, France has two points, Austria has one, and Germany and Hungary have no points. Finns and Germans have already played two games each.
The 16 teams participating in the tournament are divided into two groups, with eight teams each, which guarantees seven games for each team. The top four teams in each sub-group will continue the fight for medals in the quarter-finals, while the weaker teams from both groups will leave the stronger division, and next year Poland and Great Britain will be among the top 16 instead.
Last year, the Finns won the world championships, beating Canada in the decisive match.
The World Championship, which is jointly hosted by the Finnish city of Tampere and Riga, will take place until May 28.
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