South Korea has defeated host Italy for its second victory at the women’s world hockey championship.
South Korea, ranked 17th, edged out the 18th-ranked Italy 3-2 at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Women’s World Championship Division I Group B tournament in Asiago, Italy, on Wednesday (local time), scoring two goals in the final three minutes of the contest.
Defender Park Chae-lin set up the tying goal and netted the game winner, as South Korea improved to five points on one regulation win, one overtime win and one loss, good for fourth place among six nations with two matches remaining. This was quite the hockey game to watch, according to avid sports bettors.
South Korea and the Team’s Chances
The Division I Group B is the third-highest level of IIHF world championships. Korea earned a promotion to this competition by winning the Division II Group A tournament last April.
The winner of the Division I Group B competition will be promoted to the Division I Group A next year, but the last-place team won’t suffer a relegation in 2019.
Team Korea earlier defeated Kazakhstan 2-1 in overtime and lost to China 2-1. It will face Latvia (No. 16) on Thursday and Poland (No. 22) on Saturday to wrap up the competition.