Estonia take home a decisive 1-12 win over Japan despite the Japanese putting in a good effort, not least in the second period.
After about five minutes Estonia’s Kermo Uue sets the pace, scoring 0-1 on the power play. Estonia then dominate play and come out of the first period with a 0-4 lead. But Japan do have their chances in the first and are able to score through Yuta Saito, 12 seconds into the second. The fact is Estonia are only able to score two in the second period giving us 1-6 going into the third.
Japan battle valiantly in front of an enthusiastic crowd but have a hard time matching the Estonians play. And in the third the Estonia team gear up again and Simon Georg Mahla finishes the scoring and Estonia win by 1-12.
Players of the game
Japan: Kazushi Harada
Estonia: Simon Georg Mahla