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Second OT loss for Belarus at IIHF U20 Ice Hockey World Championship

Sport 13.12.2019 | 09:15

MINSK, 13 December (BelTA) - Belarus lost 2-3 to Norway in overtime on the third day of the 2020 IIHF U20 Ice Hockey World Championship Division I in Minsk on 12 December, BelTA has learned.

Norway opened the score seven minutes into the game and extended its advantage late in the first period.

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Belarus' goalkeeper Nikita Tolopilo was replaced by Aleksei Kolosov in the second period. Belarusians produced a number of offensive moves which resulted in a goal from Vitaly Pinchuk, 1-2.

In the end of the final stanza Belarusians pulled the goalie for an extra player on the ice and leveled off the game 40 seconds left to play.

Norway, however, left no chances to Belarus, grabbing a win in the second minute of extra time.

Belarus beat Austria 4-3 in the opener and lost 2-3 in overtime to Latvia in the second match.

The team which places first is promoted to the top division.

Photos by Andrei Pokumeiko

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