Opening the final stage of the long stage of preparations for the 2022 Ice Hockey World Cup in Finland for the Italian national team. The Blues were on stage tonight in Coventry (where they will stay until Wednesday 11 May, before leaving for Helsinki) for their first two friendlies against Great Britain.
The team coached by Grid Ireland achieved success with a score of 3-1, confirming the good indicators seen from recent editions, especially from the test against France.
Great Britain 1-3 Italy: The match opened in the name of balance, but it is Italy that opens the score thanks to Magnapusco’s goal in the 15:42 minute for the 1-0 match which also ends the first half. In the second half, the hosts tied with Venus in the 26:02 minute in powerplay, but the Blues immediately responded with Trivellato who, again in powerplay, scored 2-1 in the 27:25 minute. We arrived for the third time and Italy extended with a 3-1 goal, which Hanoun scored in the 53:23 minute. The friendly match ends here with the Azzurri who take success with merit.
The second game is scheduled for Tuesday 10 May, again against the British hosts, but it will take place at the Skydome in Coventry.
Photo: Carola Cimino
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