Xinhua News Agency, Reykjavik, January 20th. On the 20th, the Chinese team defeated the Icelandic team 5:2 in the fourth round of Group B of the 2023 U20 Men's World Ice Championships held in Reykjavik, Iceland. , and achieved four consecutive victories.
Previously, the Chinese team defeated the Belgian team, the Mexican team and the Serbian team respectively.
According to the rules of the competition, only the top-ranked team can be promoted, so the next two games are very critical for the Chinese team.
In the first quarter of the game, Liu Zihao and Wei Ziyao each scored a goal, giving the Chinese team a 2:0 lead.
Less than a minute after the start of the second quarter, the Chinese team made another effort, and Huang Tenghe scored with the assist of Lu Zhiyi.
Subsequently, the Chinese team made a foul and allowed the opponent to seize the opportunity to score more goals, and the score was rewritten to 3:1.
With the Chinese team defending 4 and 5, Li Mingshenhao scored the fourth goal of the game.
Halfway through the third quarter, the Iceland team seized the opportunity to score successfully, and the Chinese team continued to strengthen their offense. Huang Tenghe responded with a goal assisted by Wei Ziyao, and the score was finally fixed at 5:2.
After the game, Jin Jilang, who won the title of "Best Athlete" in the game, said that the game played very smoothly at the beginning, and the tactical intentions of the coaching staff were well implemented.
Although it took a long time to defend less and defend more in the second quarter, the players encouraged each other and adjusted their mentality in time.
At present, the Chinese team, which has won four consecutive victories, temporarily ranks first in the standings with 11 points. The Belgian team ranks second with a difference of one point, followed by Serbia with 9 points.
The remaining round of the game is particularly critical. If the Chinese team can defeat their opponents, they will be promoted to Group A of the second division with a record of victory.
On the 22nd, the Chinese team will play against the Chinese Taipei team.