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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