Korean women’s ice hockey beats Italy in first match of World Championships
The Korean women’s ice hockey team sounded the ball of victory in the first round of the World Championship held at home.
The national team, led by head coach Kim Do-yoon, scored the sudden death goal of Kim Hee-won in overtime against Italy in the first round of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Women’s World Championship Division 1 Group B (3rd division) held at the ice rink at the Gwanggyo Complex Sports Center in Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 17th. and won 2-1.
The winning team of this competition, which is played in a ’round robin’ format in which all teams rotate once, gets a promotion ticket to the second division (Division 1 Group A).
Korea, ranked 19th in the world, won its first match against Italy, which is two places higher in the ranking.
The remaining schedules are Poland (20th) on the 18th, Slovenia (22nd) on the 20th, England (23rd) on the 22nd, and Kazakhstan (21st) on the 23rd, all of which are teams with lower world rankings than us.
If Korean women’s ice hockey wins this tournament, it will be promoted to the second division for the first time in history.
In the first period, Korea did not give a point even in the power play where three players were sent off for two minutes due to fouls.
Korean goalie Heo Eun-bi saved the goal by blocking all six shots on target.
After successfully passing the first period, Korea took the lead with Lee Eun-ji’s goal at 2 minutes and 49 seconds of the second period.
Lee Eun-ji beat the two Italian defenders and created a one-on-one situation with the goalie, then lightly kicked the puck into the corner of the goal.
It was a technical goal by Lee Eun-ji, who was born in 2005 and is emerging as the future of Korean women’s ice hockey.
After scoring, Eunji Lee expressed her joy by jumping on the fence outside her rink and bumping her body against it.
However, South Korea allowed an equalizer to Chelsea Ferani 1 minute 35 seconds after scoring.
Ferani was centered by Mathilde Pantin and passed the puck between the legs of Korean goalie Heo Eun-bi.
The third period was, in effect, Italy’s ‘half-court’ game.
Korean goalie Heo Eun-bi blocked 20 effective shots in the third period alone and played an important role in leading the game to overtime. 카지노사이트
With 36 seconds left at the end of the third period, Korea obtained a power play (2 minutes numerical superiority) due to an opponent’s foul, and continued its numerical superiority in overtime.
Unlike regular time games, where each team has 5 players, 3 players each in overtime.
An overtime power play adds one player to the opposing team instead of removing one player from the offending team.
Korea went into overtime with a score of 4-3, and in 1 minute and 16 seconds, Kim Hee-won’s golden goal with Lee Eun-ji’s help put an end to the game.
Korean goalie Heo Eun-bi, who blocked 39 out of a total of 40 shots on target (SOG), became the number one contributor to the victory.