IIHF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP UPDATE – MAY 15TH
Medicine Hat, AB — The Tigers have two alumni participating in the 2017 IIHF World Championship with defenseman Tomas Kundratek representing the Czech Republic and forward Yannic Seidenberg representing Germany alongside his brother Dennis. Germany won their only game of the weekend on Saturday against Italy 4-1, while the Czech’s played Sunday night taking on the hosts France in a 5-2 victory.
GERMANY 4, ITALY 1
Seidenberg got just over 14 minutes of ice time in the 4-1 victory recording a 2 point game scoring the Germans 3rd goal of the game in the second period. Yannic would assist on the Germans 4th goal just 3 minutes later in the same period to give Germany a 4-1 lead, the eventual final score.
Germany currently sits 5th in Group A with 9 points and their final preliminary round game comes on Tuesday against Latvia.
CZECH REPUBLIC 5, FRANCE 2
Kundratek saw over 14 minutes of ice in the victory, seeing the 2nd most ice time among all Czech blueliners in the third period with a 6:12 mark. Tomas would record an assist midway through the second period on the Czech second goal of the game to make it a 2-1 hockey game. The Czech Republic would score twice in the third period including an empty net for their 3rd win in regulation of the tournament.
The Czech Republic have one more preliminary Round game on Tuesday night as they battle the Swiss, a team chasing them by just 1 point for 2nd in Group B.
You can find all the statistics and information for the entire IIHF World Championships by visiting their webpage.