Korea lost its fourth consecutive game at the men’s ice hockey world championship in Herning, Denmark, on Wednesday. The men’s hockey team are going through an unlucky streak. But they need to get out of it, soon.
The 18th-ranked Korea lost to world No. 7 Germany 6-1 in Group B action at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship.
Canadian-born forward Brock Radunske scored Korea’s lone goal in the third period – the country’s second of the tournament – but it was way too little, too late against Germany at Jyske Bank Boxen. The shots were 42-26 in favor of Germany.
Germany entered this game with two shoot-out losses and one regulation loss, ahead only of Korea in the eight-nation Group B, and claimed its first win thanks to three power-play goals against the worst penalty-killing team in the tournament.
Men’s Hockey Team Keeps Losing
Korea, the lowest-ranked participant, earlier lost to Finland 8-1, to Canada 10-0 and to Latvia 5-0. The losses the men’s hockey team are facing is painful to watch. The games’s scores are not close enough to be exciting. You could see the frustration of the players, but it is not converted into better performances from them.
Korea has now given up a tournament-high eight power-play goals and no country has had to kill off more power plays than Korea’s 24. The numbers are not good. Even the odds are bad. They are underdogs, but most are kind of expecting them to lose anyway. No one knows what is happening to the team. But they are currently at the bottom in the rankings. Unfortunately, they may stay there for some time.