Despite keeping the score close for much of their game against Finland, Team Denmark was unable to earn their first point at the 2016 IIHF U18 World Championship after a 4-1 loss to the Finns. The loss sends the Danes into a Group B showdown on Monday with the Czech Republic that will likely decide which country will avoid the relegation round.
While the final score was close, the play between Denmark and Finland was mostly one-sided in Finland’s favor. Denmark was able to put just 10 shots on goal for the game while Finland fired 46 shots at Denmark goaltender Kasper Krog, with many other shots being blocked by Denmark players before reaching Krog.
The lone Denmark goal was scored by Christian Mathiasen-Wejse, who was also named Player of the Game for the Danes. But, were it not for Krog’s performance between the pipes, the outcome on the scoreboard would surely have been as lopsided as was the case in the earlier USA-Latvia contest.
Krog, who plays for Vojens IK in Denmark, spoke with Hockey’s Future folowing the loss to Finland, with his comments being captured in this HF video.
Game highlights from the Denmark-Finland match can be viewed below.
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