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Russia’s Moscow Region Fenix wins 2014 Elbag International Sledge Hockey Tourney

Sledge hockey players on the ice Moscow Region Fenix after winning the tournament. Image credit: International Sledge Hockey Tourney

Earlier today in in Elbag, Poland, Russia’s Moscow Region Fenix won the 2014 Elbag International Sledge Hockey Tourney after defeating Germany’s Bremen Pirates 6 – 1.  Russia scored a goal in the first period, and then put in 5 in the second period.  Germany’s only goal was also in the second period.  The third period was scoreless.

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Sweden’s Malmo Sledgehammers finished the tournament in third after beating the Slovaks in a hard third-fourth place match that ended 1 – 1 in regulation time, and needed to go to OT. Poland’s national team finished fifth, Austria’s national team finished sixth and Finland’s Helsinki Karhu-Kissat finished last.

 

Russia qualified for the final after beating the Slovaks, while the German’s defeated Austria in qualification before beating the Swedes. The team’s in the last three positions played a round robin to determine placement. Poland beat Finland 3 – 0, and beat Austria 2 – 0, while Austria drew 0 – 0 with Finland. The placement was based on goal difference.

 

The tournament was hosted by the Polish team, and wrapped up its ninth edition of the competition.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees.

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