Lithuania is now tied with South Korea in the standings after three games following a 5-1 victory on Wednesday.

The Koreans put up a good fight at the start, not allowing a single goal in a scoreless first period. It was the second period, however, that everything fell apart. Seven minutes into the second, Domantas Cypas got Lithuania on the board with a power-play goal, making it 1-0. Just two minutes later, Ju Young Mun got Korea their only goal of the game to give the team some life, tying it at one apiece.

But that’s when the joy turned to sadness. With eight minutes to go in the middle frame, Danielius Nomanovas got his second of four points with a goal of his own, a penalty shot deke that Yeon Seung Lee didn’t have much chance of stopping. The worst part appeared to be over for the Koreans, but that was until Simonas Gorelis and Ugnius Cizas scored twenty seconds apart in the final minute of the period that the game was out of reach for Korea. Nomanovas added a second goal for good measure in the final minute of the game to secure the 5-1 lead, tying them with Korea for second place in the U20 Division IIB tournament with five points after three games.

In the late game, the Netherlands had no issue with Estonia, taking home the 7-0 victory.

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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