Germany v Slovakia | Highlights | Ostersund 2017
Germany 3-0 Slovakia
Germany entered day two a much different team, firing two quick goals in the first three minutes to set the tone for the rest of the game.
Veteran Udo Segreff set up youngster Felix Schrader for the first score.
The 44-year-old, who has competed in four World Championships, then made a textbook goal of his own; he took advantage of a two-on-one situation to rip one past Slovakian goalkeeper Eduard Lepacek and give Germany an unassailable 3-0 lead.
“We have to more hard games to play, and if we didn’t win this game, we have to win against Czech and we have to win against Sweden,” Segreff said. “So we have three points on the board and we will do everything to [qualify for PyeongChang].”
“We had a party on the ice for five minutes [after the win] but now it’s important to calm down to focus on the next game and hope we will do it. We won against the Czechs before.”
Lepacek kept Slovakia in the game, defending 14 shots on goal as Germany had 15.
Slovakian forward Martin Joppa said after two games, the key to the rest of the week is simple: “We need to score. That’s the only thing we need.”
The competition continues on Wednesday (11 October) with Sweden facing Slovakia, followed by Germany and the Czech Republic.
The Paralympic Winter Games Qualification Tournament is taking place from 9-14 October in Ostersund, Sweden. The Tournament is the last opportunity for teams to qualify for the PyeongChang 2018 Games, in which the top three finishers will advance.
All games from Ostersund 2017 are being streamed live on the official event website and live statistics and results are also available.
Photos will be made available for media to download throughout the tournament on the IPC’s Flickr account.
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