After the victory over Estonia, the Ukrainian team was the second “obstacle” of the Polish ice hockey team to the World Championships of the FIVB division in Tychy. The fact that hockey players in a country oppressed by Russian military aggression have joined the tournament at all can be considered glorious.
However, the Ukrainians were not satisfied with the participation itself, but they also remained a formidable opponent and were calculated in the fight for promotion to the rear of the world elite. The fact that they will not be an easy competitor is proven even in the first minutes of the competition.
The Hockey Eagles showed a quick hockey game, but didn’t “get away with it” when you had to play hard on teams. In the 13th minute, Poland opened the scoring thanks to Dominic Pasio, but the mood was quickly spoiled by the double suspension, when goalkeeper John Murray and striker Jakub Bukowski scored two penalties during one substitution.
In a double, Ukraine outnumbered a 1-1 tie, and the goal of “Sperna” was scored by Yevgeny Fadeev. Coach Robert Calaber’s accusations were dismissed before the break. Everything was fine in their work.
A good transfer to the right side of the ring to Patryk Wronka, his excellent speed and handling of the disc with the opponent on his back made him into Pasia’s attack and second hit for this player with a nice kick against the bar at 2 -1.
In the second trimester, the result did not change. The third was a real challenge for the Polish team – Camille Gurney mistook the puck quickly after I started and during the first pass across the defensive blue line, Camille Gurney misfired. Mikhail Simchuk intercepted the rubber and rushed out on his own, taking advantage of the situation. The score was 2-2.
Time passed and the Poles looked a little “confused” and less fit than the Ukrainians. It was the competitors who most often grabbed the disc in the attacking area. The kicks of the Polish hockey players at the end of the regular match time helped to slightly rebuild their confidence, but in the following “strength play” matches, the goal was not a victory.
The 60-minute hockey standoff was inconclusive, so there was an additional five minutes in the form of “sudden death” to play. The dynamic start to extra time made Ukraine foul again. Once again, the Poles did not take advantage of their numerical advantage, although Basso came close to achieving a hat-trick in one position.
In the last seconds of extra time it was Ukraine, after the penalty kick imposed on Patrick Wronka, who had the opportunity to play in the “five for four”. John Murray was in tatters, but he managed to get through the tough times and resulted in penalty shootouts.
The Ukraine team started a series of alternating attacks on goals, but Murray was the winner. Philip Komorsky successfully started with the Poles, and later Yakub Bukowski also hit – Ukraine retaliated, but it was not enough and the precious victory went to the expense of the Poles.
Objectives: 1-0 Dominic Bach (13), 1-1 Yevgeny Fadeev (16), 2-1 Dominic Bash (18), 2-2 Mikhailo Simchuk (45)
The decisive penalty kick: 3-2 Jacob Bukowski
Poland: Murray – Ciura, Bryk, Zygmunt, Pas, Wronka – Górny, Kostek, Dziubiński, yszczarczyk, Wałęga – Wajda, Kruczek, Komorski, Jeziorski, Michalski, Jaśkiewicz, Bukowski, Star Gozyńciniec,
Ukraine: Kubryćky – Tołtuszko, Mereżko, Perusenko, Mazur, Michnow – Panchełow-Yuldaszew, Matusewycz, Lalka, Fadiejew, Korenczuk – Lytwynow, Andrejkiw, Błagoj, Nimenko, Morozov – Grebenikants, Worona
Penalty kicks: 10 – 10 minutes
Japan – Estonia 7-5 – Read the report from this meeting
1. Japan – 6 points
2. Poland – 5 points
3. Ukraine – 4 points
4. Estonia – 0 points
5. Serbia – 0 points
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