The United States sustained its supremacy with another win on the sixth day of play-offs in the group-B World Ice Hockey Championships being held at Tokyo's Yoyogi National Stadium in Japan.
GV Poland attacking from left to right (in red and white) No. 4 Stopczyk scores goal. (2 SHOTS)
GV Second period. Goal scored by USA (in blue and red). No. 17 Logan scores goal. (2 SHOTS)
GV Number 16, Lawton, scores for the USA. (2 SHOTS)
GV Poland attack, but USA gain possession and score goal. No. 23 Harrington scores. (3 SHOTS)
GV USA attack and No.4 Wilson scores. (2 SHOTS)
GV Third period. Poland attack, and No.20 Piecko scores.(5 SHOTS)
SPORT: ICE HOCKEY
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: The United States sustained its supremacy with another win on the sixth day of play-offs in the group-B World Ice Hockey Championships being held at Tokyo's Yoyogi National Stadium in Japan. The side achieved its latest victory in a match against Poland, another top team, on March 28 defeating the Europeans 6-2. The Polish side led the game in the first period with Jan Stopczyk (No.4) shooting the rubber puck through the goal posts - the only point scored in the opening twenty minutes. With the score at one-nil against them the United States put up an aggressive and lively attack sending the puck skimming into the nets no less than six times. The first U.S. goal came from Jeff Logan (No. 17); that was followed closely by another from Bryan Lawton (No. 16). Poland decided it was time to take up the offensive and held the puck in an impressive display of tenacity but not for long. The dominant U.S. players soon regained possession enabling John Harrington (No. 23) to score another goal. On the attack once more, Ron Wilson (No. 4) put the puck through the posts yet again for the United States. By the end of the second period the United States held a 6-1 lead. In the third twenty-minute period, Poland retaliated. It seemed the United States players had burned themselves out with their second-period burst of speed and dexterity. Poland's Jan Piecko (No. 20) scored the final goal in the match bringing their total to two against the United States' six. Eight countries are competing in the B-group championships.