2014 IIHF World Championships - Day 6
Four Oilers will be representing their country at the annual tournament as we provide daily updates on their progress
We will have daily updates on the games involving Oilers players, highlights, stats and more so be sure to check edmontonoilers.com regularly!
We will also provide updates on high-ranked 2014 NHL Draft prospect Leon Draisaitl, who is playing for Germany.
Top 2014 draft prospect Leon Draisaitl played just under 12 minutes in Germany’s 3-2 loss to Switzerland at the 2014 IIHF World Championships.
Switzerland’s Damien Brunner scored at 12:17 of the opening period to take the 1-0 lead. But Germany responded quickly as Thomas Oppenheimer netted the equalizer just 1:40 later.
Switzerland followed up with two-straight goals in the second period which made it 3-1. A second goal by Oppenheimer at 18:52 of the middle frame wouldn’t be enough to mount a comeback for Germany as they dropped the 3-2 decision at Minsk Arena.
The win was Switzerland’s first of the tournament.
Next up for Germany is a game against Belarus on Saturday at 7:45 a.m. MT.
SLOVAKIA 5 - NORWAY 2
Edmonton Oilers defenceman Martin Marincin registered in assist as Slovakia downed Norway 5-2.
Tomas Tatar opened the scoring at 1:06 of the first period. Then the two teams traded goals and entered the second tied at two. Slovakia would pull away in the middle frame.
Slovakia ticked off three-unanswered goals starting at 19:42 of the second period with Ladislav Nagy’s first goal of the game. Nagy scored again 7:47 into the third period and Michel Miklik capped off the scoring at 8:33.
Marincin’s assist came on Nagy’s first goal of the game. He finished the game with 16:36 of ice time and two penalty minutes.
Slovakia plays Italy next on Saturday at 11:45 a.m. MT.
-- Chris Wescott, edmontonoilers.com