EDMONTON — Aku Raty, Henri Nikkanen, and Topi Niemela every had a purpose and an help to assist Finland beat short-handed Germany 5-3 on Friday evening on the earth junior hockey championship.
America opened round-robin play later Friday,
Lacking 9 gamers due to the coronavirus, Germany had solely 14 skaters — 9 forwards and 5 defencemen. Three gamers can return to the event Sunday and one other 5 Tuesday, barring extra constructive assessments.
Anton Lundell and Mikael Pyyhtia additionally scored for Finland within the Group A sport. Tim Stuetzle and Florian Elias every had a purpose and help for Germany, and Samuel Dube additionally scored.
Finland outshot Germany 18-4 within the first interval and 50-22 total.
Earlier in Group A, Slovakia beat Switzerland 1-0 on Roman Religion’s purpose with 5:43 left. Simon Latkoczy made 28 saves, stopping Inaki Baragano together with his glove on a late energy play.
On Saturday, america will face Austria, and Sweden will play the Czech Republic in Group B, and Canada will open its title defence towards Germany in Group A.