GAME 3 versus NEW ZEALAND
A very close game all the way through, with New Zealand leading 1-0 at the end of the first. Patrik Keyes was able to tie the game up mid way through the second before New Zealand scored to quick goals to put them in the driving seat. A late goal from Alec Young wasn't enough to claw the game back. Great effort from the entire team yesterday, a much improved performance from the Namibia game. The loss leaves Ireland battling for 17-20th; not what their target is but they will play to the end to finish as highly as possible.
We caught up with Flying Ducks' Daniel Connolly to get his thoughts on yesterday's game.
Placement at 2018 World Championships: 18th
Results so far:
Spain 39-0 Loss
Switzerland 21-0 Loss
Chinese Taipei 29-0 Loss
Despite the poor results for China so far, Ireland can not underestimate them and must go out and play their game for 40 minutes.
LI YANGDONG (NM)
QU JINGXIA (NM)
HOW TO FOLLOW
Where: CEM Horta
Face-off time: 10:30 AM local (9:30 AM Irish)
Unfortunately there looks to be no stream of the early rounds in the Junior Men competition, if this change we will of course share.
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