Peter Sehlaric was the lone scorer in the session to give his country victory.
The Slovaks worked hard throughout this meeting. When 17-year-old striker Juraj Slafkovsky missed the alertness of American goalkeeper Strauss-Mann, in the middle of the first period, they scored first. This is the youngest player’s fifth goal in the tournament.
Nick Abruzes, however, allowed the Americans to return to the game with a goal at the end of the first period to equalize the score. The second half saw United United take the lead with a goal from Sam Huntz.
Despite three shorthandings, the Slovak players moved forward relentlessly in the third period. Marek Hriwick sent everyone to Square One with just 44 seconds left.
It was a stressful moment for us to be penalized in the third period! This is what worries us the mostThe head coach of Craig Ramsay has admitted the formation of Slovak.
I’m not proud of the players, they have given their all in the last two games. I don’t think anyone can do more than this. We get some rest and we go back.
Slovak goalkeeper Patrick Ryber created a sensation with 33 saves, but especially 5 saves during the shootout.
We have players giving performances all over Europe and we literally have a day when they play together. This is a difficult task. Everyone wants to play their own system and we must insist that we play our way. We believe in the work we do. It’s hard, but the players have found a way to work hard …