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WFCQ 2016 EUR3: Day 2 – 04.02.2016

Team Germany got their first points and the home team Poland doubled theirs on the second day of WFCQ EUR 3.

Spain faced Germany in the first match of the day. Germany was the first to score at 7:15 and three minutes later they scored again and led the game 2-0. Spain was the underdog in the match, but they knew how to use it. They were challenging Germany with their counter attacks and only one minute after the last German goal, Spain’s Alejandro Gomez Lucas scored Spain’s first goal in the whole tournament. Spain tied the game at the end of the first period, when Germany’s Matthias Siede got a five minute penalty.
In the second period Germany took the lead by scoring two power play goals. Both goals were scored by Benjamin Borth. The rest of the game was really tight. Spain fought until the end and even tried to play without goalkeeper. Unfortunately for them it didn’t bear fruit. The match ended 2-4 and Germany got their first points.

Best players:
#10  Ramos Cuadrado Daniel (ESP)
#9 Borth Benjamin (GER)

Poland faced Great Britain in front of more than 1000 people.

Great Britain was having some first game jitters and Poland got a lot of scoring chances. Though their first goal was scored on power play at 8:40. Poland got two more power plays within the first 20 minutes, but failed to score. Great Britain also had chances to score on power play during the first period. They had a few close calls, but were unsuccessful. Poland was efficient in the last minute and scored two goals. After the first period Poland was leading Great Britain 4-0.
The eventful second period was dominated by the home team Poland. Poland scored five goals: three of them were power play goals and one was a shorthanded goal. At the start of the third period, Great Britain stepped upped their game and Taylor Staffan scored their first goal at 49:01. Otherwise the third period was really similar to the third period. Poland was controlling and scoring. Mateusz Antoniak was in charge of almost half the goals that Poland scored. The end result was 14-1 for Poland.

Best players:
#15 Antoniak Mateusz (POL)
#18 Taylor Staffan (GBR)

Photo: Marcin Chudzik