The Danish tournament has started well.
Denmark continued their winning streak at the Men’s Ice Hockey World Cup with a 6-2 victory over Austria in Tampere.
Denmark, which plays in the same preliminary Group A as Finland, has opened its World Cup career with victories over Hungary, France and Austria. The win over France came in overtime, so Denmark has eight points. Austria have secured one point from their three matches.
Denmark led Tuesday’s match 3–2 midway through the third period, scoring three additional hits in the final ten minutes.
Denmark’s power player was Niklas Andersen, who collected 1+2 points. Nikolaj Ehlers (1+1), Jesper Jensen Abo (1+1) and Mikael Aagaard (0+2) got to the Dane’s two power points. Peter Schneider (1+1) and Thomas Raffle scored for Austria.
In the evening game of Group A, Hungary defeated France 3–2 in overtime. France has four points and Hungary has two points.
In Group B played in Riga, Latvia, Norway beat Slovenia 1-0 with a goal from Thomas Berg-Poulsen. Norway has four points and Slovenia zero points from their three matches.
In the evening game of Group B, Switzerland crushed Kazakhstan 5-0. Switzerland topped the group by winning all three matches. Kazakhstan has two points.