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Ice Hockey World Championship rolls out in Kyiv

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Hungarian fans pose for a picture before Ukraine vs. Hungary game at Palace of Sports in Kyiv during the Ice Hockey World Championship on April 22.
Photo by Volodymyr Petrov

On April 22, Ukraine suffered a defeat in an opening day game against Hungary at the International Ice Hockey Federation World Championship Division 1A in Kyiv.

Team Ukraine made a strong start at Kyiv’s Palace of Sports when Serhiy Kuzmik scored the first goal on the 13th minute of the first period. However, the team was unable to prevent a Hungary comeback in the second and third period of the Group A contest.

Ukraine held the first period with the score standing at 1-1, while team’s forward Nikita Butsenko saw Ukraine move into a 3-2 lead.

Hungary’s Andrew Sarauer, Keegan Dansereau and Janos Hari helped their team to win 5-3.

Oleksandr Savitsky, Ukraine’s head coach, praised the team’s efforts after the game. “We did our best, the teams battled like soldiers, but we lacked patience which resulted in some mistakes.”

Watch the next Team Ukraine games in Kyiv’s Palace of Sports:

April 23rd 8:30 p.m. Ukraine vs. Poland

April 25th 8:30 p.m. Ukraine vs. Austria

April 26th 8:30 p.m. Ukraine vs. Kazakhstan

April 28th 8:30 p.m. Ukraine vs. South Korea

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Great event. Ukraine lost game two 2-1 although outshooting Poland. They need some luck now along with some bounces their way.

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