Today matches ended in the second division of the World Championship – the teams were fighting to play next year with Canada, Russia, Sweden and the rest of the top teams at the 2019 World Cup.
Two vouchers for the World Cup were wrested from Britain and Italy – the Italians even took part in the funniest episode of the day.
A minute before the end of the match Slovenia – Italy the score was 3: 3. Both teams have 6 points, Kazakhstan and England have 9 each. That is, both the Slovenes and the Italians needed a victory in the regular time to take the second place.
As a result, it came to ridiculous: at the very end, both teams were on the ice six times without goalkeepers, so they wanted to score. In this lottery, Italy won.
WHAT A GAME! Both Slovenia and Italy needed regulation time win, BOTH teams pulled their goalie in the end! Diego Kostner scored game-winner with 2.3 sec left. But the race for promotion is still completely open before the last game! More: https://t.co/pKeduJR13Y @fisg_it @lovehokej pic.twitter.com/IxzmBLoiEK Retweet
– IIHF (@IIHFHockey) on April 28, 2018