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WFCQ 2016 EUR2: Day 4 – 06.02.2016

The fourth day in the tournament was filled with two very intense and tight matches. Finland won the first game 19-1, however Netherlands put up a very good fight. In the second match Estonia won an important game against Denmark 7-2. Thus Finland and Estonia securing their place in the World Championships to played in Riga, Latvia in December 2016.

Denmark – Estonia  2-7

The deciding match of the day was extremely intense and started out very strong. The hall was full, the audience was fired up and cheering for the players full on. Estonia scored 4 times in the first period, leaving Denmark no chances. At the start of the second period, Estonia scored their fifth goal, which was followed by team Denmark scoring their first. Game continued at full speed and second period ended with the score 1-6.

The third period was very intense and both teams were visibly playing all in. Denmark scored their second goal in the 54th minute. Estonia did not let a chance go and scored their seventh goal in the last minute of the game. Estonia won the match 7-2 in front of the cheering home audience, and secured their place together with Finland in the World Championships.
Best players:
Denmark: #7 Kenneth Danielsen
Post match interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RvDU6p8uAHc
Estonia: #8 Patrik Kareliusson
Post match interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99Q6M6tIcsM&feature

Finland – Netherlands 19-1

This match had a shocking start for Finland, as Netherlands played an extremely good first period and scored their first goal at the second minute. In the next two minutes Finland woke up and scored two goals and took the lead, first period ending with the score 2-1.
Finland scored five goals in the second period, however team Netherland’s goalkeeper Dimitri Vermaat did an excellent job and saved 48 possible goals during the first two periods.
In the third period Netherlands gave a chance to one of their youngest team members and goalkeeper #88 Abram Berens. The team had played a very tough two periods after which they started to tire. Finland kept their game up and scored 12 times in the third period. The match ended with the score 19-1.

Best players:
Finland: #20 Nico Salo
Post match interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=01hVw044hAY
Netherlands: #1 Dimitri Vermaat
Post match interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BciPmgOhVHo

Photos: Aldis Toome