This morning, Denmark beat the Czech Republic by a score of 3-2 thanks to a strong performance. The Danish women’s national hockey team is making its maiden Olympic debut and has performed admirably thus far.
Denmark Vs Czech Republic
They started off the Olympics with a pair of losses, falling to China (1-3) and Japan (6-2). They nearly won their first game against China, but two goals in the final minute gave China the victory.
China defeated Japan in a 2-1 shootout Friday morning, making them the first team to do so at the 2022 Winter Games.
Now, the tables have turned as the Danish national team defeated the Czech Republic in a nail-biting contest that left them in second place in Group B. There were no winners after either of the first two quarters, which ended 1-1 and 2-2, respectively.
Both 20-minute periods were contested back and forth between the two sides, with neither side managing to gain a decisive advantage.
Danish defender/forward Silke Lave Glud, age 25, was the game’s unsung hero. Denmark kept the Czechs scoreless for the rest of the game and won their first game 3-2 thanks to her GWG-winning one-timer 49 seconds into the third period while on the power play.
For the Danish women’s hockey team, this is not just their first Olympic victory, but their first Olympic victory ever. The last few years have seen a meteoric rise in the popularity of women’s hockey in Denmark, making these events historic.
In 2014, only 406 of their players were officially registered with the IIHF; by 2020, that number had increased to 702. This might be the beginning of a huge women’s hockey boom in Denmark, as they are competing in their first Olympics.
In today’s Denmark, young people can see that people from their local hometowns are succeeding on the national stage. In terms of hockey’s development, it’s ideal. They haven’t eliminated all of their rivals, but they’ve managed to keep two of the largest ones at bay while narrowly prevailing over the third.
For the first time ever! I hope the Danes can keep it up against Sweden in their final exhibition game tomorrow morning. On February 8 at 7:10AM CT, don’t miss the matchup. I promise to wake up with a spring in my step and report the latest. Go, Denmark! Thanks for reading our article Denmark Vs Czech Republic Women’s Hockey.