INTRODUCTION The B Class ice hockey championships continue in Tokyo, with nine nations fighting for a title which will enable the winner to join the major A Class ice hockey nations in the world championships next year.
INTRODUCTION The B Class ice hockey championships continue in Tokyo, with nine nations fighting for a title which will enable the winner to join the major A Class ice hockey nations in the world championships next year. Yesterday (Tuesday March 15) the game was between Poland and East Germany.
SYNOPSIS: The East Germans had gone ahead by two to nil by the end of the first period. Here, in the second, Poland (in the light shirts) mounted an early attack, but were soon forced back on the defensive.
The Poles held out under this attack and their goalminder makes a brilliant save. From the breakaway, East Germany return to the offensive, and score.
Poland one...East Germany two... and it's still anybody's game. At this stage the Poles were in with a good chance against the more experienced East Germans, but they failed to make the most of their opportunities.
And it was the East Germans, with yet another breakaway attack, who went even further ahead just before the end of the second period.
The scoreboard tells the story...East Germany poised to increase their lead. Early in the third period, they scored their fourth and fifth goals and now, as the period goes on, their superiority becomes more evident.
It's a superiority reflected in yet another attacking ??? and a fine shot finally put into the net for East Germany's sixth goal.
The Japanese crowd thoroughly enjoyed the game, even though there was now only one team in the contest...the East Germans, now going for their seventh and last goal.
The final score...Poland one, East Germany seven.