Poland moves on to the ranking game for 13th spot after beating Japan in a relatively one-sided battle. Japan faces Singapore tomorrow, with the 15th spot at stake.
Poland has only won one game so far, so this second victory was a welcome one. After the first period, the team had already taken a 3-0 lead through goals from Filip Lukaszewski, Jakub Lyskawa and Maciej Sienko. Halfway, Japan’s captain Ichiro Ueda scored after a quick counter, but the Poles didn’t panic and slowly kept on increasing their lead again. Lukasz Chlebda and Karol Pelczarski put the score at 5-1 before Michal Sienko scored Poland’s final game (powerplay). Eiji Takizawa scored the final goal of the game. With nine seconds left, he brought the final result at 6-2.
Goals in time order:
|1 – 0||09.05||6. Filip Lukaszewski||16. Daniel Widurski||POL M|
|2 – 0||13.12||77. Jakub Lyskawa||20. Jakub Sujkowski||POL M|
|3 – 0||14.00||17. Maciej Sienko||52. Lukasz Chlebda||POL M|
|3 – 1||31.59||8. Ichiro Ueda||14. Naoki Shiba||JPN M|
|4 – 1||36.04||52. Lukasz Chlebda||13. Karol Pelczarski||POL M|
|5 – 1||40.47||13. Karol Pelczarski||11. Michal Sienko||POL M|
|6 – 1 pp.||56.23||11. Michal Sienko||13. Karol Pelczarski||POL M|
|6 – 2||59.51||9. Eiji Takizawa||12. Shin Kato||JPN M|