The start of the match clearly belonged to the Americans, who had significantly better movement as well as many great opportunities. In Highlights, he caught Finnish goalkeeper Ulknor Blackwell and Labank, just not enough of Robinson’s hit, which, to his relief, ended up only finishing first.
From the second part, the Finns improved significantly, which was also reflected in the evolution of the score. Ruotsalainen and Sund are unsuccessful yet, but then Ohtamaa tried his luck in the 27th minute and his intermittent attempt ended behind Petersen’s back.
In the 35th minute, the Northerners were unable to renumber four to one, on the other hand, Garland immediately got into solo, but his backhand trick read Olkinuor well. Baccarinen later increased with luck when Petersen unfortunately helped him in his shot attempt behind the goal line. The outside team regained the range of Robertson’s numerical advantage.
The first goal of the Finns in the match against the United States was scored by defender Uhtama (not pictured).
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Before the middle of the third part, he was about to give the Finns a two-goal lead, Antilla. However, the final champion of 2019 in Bratislava failed over Petersen. Robertson is arrested by Olkinuor. About 100 seconds before the end of base playing time, the Americans experimented with six skaters without a goalkeeper. Boyle had a balance on the stick at the last minute, but he didn’t.
|Riga World Hockey Championship – Group B (Arena Riga):|
|Finland-USA 2: 1 (0: 0, 2: 1, 0: 0)|
|Goals and records: 27. Ohtamaa (Mäenalanen, Anttila), 36. Pakarinen (Määttä, Pokka) – 39. Robertson (Wolanin). Referees: Stano (Republican), Jabk-Henk, Andralik (all CR). Exception: 2: 1. Usage: 0: 1. No spectators.|
|Finland: Olkinuora – Kaski, Ohtamaa, Pokka, Määttä, Sund, Lindbohm, Koivisto, Seppälä – J. Karjalainen, Ruotsalainen, Turunen – Innala, Kontiola, Pakarinen – Lundell, Ruohomaa, Sallinen – Anttila, Björninen, Mall. Coach: Jukka Gallonin.|
|United States of America: Petersen – Roy, Wolanin, Tennyson, Z. Jones, Clendening, Hellickson, Ch. Weidman-Robertson, T. More, Garland-Robinson, Blackwell, Labank-Donato, Rooney, T. Thompson-Benners, Boyle, Abdulkadir-Schmelefsky. Trainer: Jack Capuano.|