This is what happened in Division A on U19 WFC Day 1 | Recap, highlights & standings

The U19 WFC has started and day 1 brought us many surprising twists, clashes and results. The winner of Division A will be crowned World Champions this Sunday. The opening day saw already the biggest favorites battle each other with surprising results. Here you can find everything that you missed.

Group A

Latvia – Norway 6-2 (highlights)
Latvia dominated the whole game and did not give away the comfortable 6-0 victory the team had at the start of the final period. Klavs Jansons, with experience from the 2018 WFC, stood for two important goals and was awarded the MVP-award for his team.

Finland – Switzerland 6-4 (highlights)
The second clash in group A was between title favorites Finland and Switzerland. Although the talent was clearly present in both teams, it was Finland that had the best start after overwhelming Switzerland in the first period. After a balanced second period, Switzerland made every effort to take the game in the final twenty, but Finland won the game after a liberating 6-4 empty net goal.

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Group B

Sweden – Czech Republic 1-5 (highlights)
The biggest stunt of the day came from the Czech talents. After a furious start, which resulted in a 2-0 lead after only 4 minutes playing time, many expected the Swedes to come back in the second period. However, it was Filip Forman who put the 3-0 away with a penalty shot, after which all the pressure fell on the Swedish teens. With clever defensive work on the side of the Czechs, which only Swedish Falun player Malte Lundmark managed to penetrate, combined with physical attacking play, the Czechs managed to get a resounding 5-1 victory.

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Denmark – Slovakia 2-8 (highlights)
Slovakia was a size too big for the Danes. In an attractive race we saw Slovakia grabbing the Danes by the throat and not letting them down their grip on the victory. Both teams will have their hands full with the resistance of the next few days, when they will each meet Sweden and the Czech Republic.


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