All four quarter-finals will be played on Thursday in Zug, Switzerland. Finland meets Slovakia at 14:30 and the struggle will be a separate story. This article follows the matches between Sweden and the Czech Republic, Canada and Switzerland, and the United States and Germany.
Sweden−Czech Republic 2−4
The leading European hockey nations clashed in a battle that started at ten in the morning local time, where our western neighbor made the initial moves, but the opponent stood up and passed and controlled the game. In the end, the Czech Republic managed to keep the tournament in their hands and beat last year's silver medalist with 4−2.
Sweden took the lead at the end of the opening set Isabelle Lejonhelm Pass the buck Anetta Sengovan. Czech star striker Adela Sabovalyova However, the pound leveled below the unit of time. The talented number one scored one more before the chain set break Teresa Blosova attacked
The second set was scoreless, but the Czech Republic took the match to the finals Maja Helken Protected by Swedish blood ice. After two sets, shots on goal were 25−15 in favor of the Czech Republic. Blue and yellow were present even in the beginning of the third period By Ella Hellman At the finish line.
In the end, the Czech Republic's final was a celebration. Shapovalivova led the team in her second game Linda Vosetkova Already increased the lead to two goals. Despite persistent efforts, Sweden did not succeed in closing the gap. In the last minute of the match, emotions ran high and two players from each team received two-minute suspensions for violence.