Poland takes on Estonia on Day 4 of action at the Division Group B World Championships. Other matchups are Japan vs. Netherlands (6:00 U.S. EST) and Ukraine vs. Romania (9:30 U.S. EST).
Time: 1:00 U.S. EST/ 7:00 CEST
Stream: IIHF Youtube Channel
– Poland and Estonia have not faced off at the World Championships since 2013 when both teams were in Ukraine for the Division 1 Group B tournament. Poland won 5-3.
– Pawel Dronia made an instant impact on the score sheet in his first game with 2 assists. He also took a crucial penalty late in Overtime, which Romania would score the game-winning goal on. In an interview with hokej.net, he called it his worst performance with the national team.
– Damian Kapica scored his 6th goal of the tournament. He is only the 15th player in Poland history to score 6 or more goals in single World Championship. He is the first since Damian Slabon scored 6 in 2002-2003.
– Damian Kapica now has 8 points at the tournament. He is the first player to have 8 or more points since Pawel Dronia and Marcin Kolusz both had 8 in 2012-13
– Estonia comes into this game after a 5-2 defeat to Japan. They lost in overtime to start the tournament vs. Romania. They won their second game 4-1 against the Netherlands.
– Estonia goaltender, Villem-Henrik Koitmaa, ranks second in the tournament in save percentage with .907%.
Standings as of Day 2
- Romania 7 points
- Poland 7 points
- Japan 6 points
- Estonia 4 points
- Ukraine 3 points
- Netherlands 0 points
Romania currently holds the tiebreaker over Poland, after beating them in overtime 3-2.
Scoring Leaders as of Day 2
Top 5 Points
1. Damian Kapica (POL) 8 points
2. Andri Mikhnov (UKR) 7 points
3. Vitali Lyalka (UKR) 6 points
4. Bartłomiej Neupauer (POL) 5 points
5. Alan Lyszczarczyk (POL) 4 points
5. Andrei Markov (EST) 4 points
Goals Leader: Damian Kapica (POL) – 6
Assist Leader: Andri Mikhnov (UKR) – 3