Slovakia pounds Germany: world juniors
Finland powers past Norway
Slovakia 9, Germany 2
Milan Kolena and Marko Dano had two goals and an assist apiece as Slovakia trounced Germany 9-2 in preliminary round action at the IIHF World Junior Championship on Friday.
Martin Reway and David Griger both recorded four points with a goal and three assists each. Mario Lunter, Daniel Gachulinec and Stanislav Horansky also scored for Slovakia (1-0).
Dominik Kahun had both goals for Germany (0-2), who lost its opening match to Canada 7-2 on Thursday. Leon Draisasitl added two assists.
German goaltender Marvin Cupper started but was replaced by Patrick Klein after giving up six goals on 19 shots through just over 30 minutes of play. Klein made six saves on nine shots.
Slovakian goaltender Richard Sabol made 19 saves for the win.
Slovakia scored three goals in each period, and was 2-for-2 on the power play. Germany was 0-for-3 with the man advantage.
Finland 5, Norway 1
Saku Maenalanen had two goals and an assist to power Finland past Norway 5-1 on Friday in preliminary round action at the world junior hockey tournament.
Artturi Lehkonen, Joni Nikko and Ville Leskinen had the other goals for Finland (1-0) while Juuse Saros stopped 28 shots.
Tim Robin Johnsgard had the lone goal for Norway (0-2). Joachim Svendsen made 43 saves.
Finland led the Group B contest 1-0 after the first period and 3-0 heading into the third.
Lehkonen had the lone goal of the opening period, scoring on the power play at 19:13.
Maenalanen scored both of his goals in the second, at 2:57 and 14:19, respectively, before Nikko put Finland ahead 4-0 at 15:18.