Russia were far too strong for Germany ©IPC Sledge Hockey/Twitter

Paralympic silver medallists Russia recorded another thumping win at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Ice Sledge Hockey European Championships and maintained their 100 per cent record.

The runners-up from Sochi 2014 hammered Germany 17-0 at Sweden's Östersund Arena, a day after they beat the hosts 16-1.

Evgenii Petrov scored four times in the rout, while Konstantin Shikhov netted a hat-trick.

There were doubles for Dmitry Lisov and Nikolai Terentev, while Andrey Sokolov, Ilia Volkov, Maksim Kuzminykh, Alexey Amosov,Vadim Selyukin and Sergei Panfilov also registered.

Russia are leading the competition on goal difference
Russia are leading the competition on goal difference ©IPC Sledge Hockey/Twitter

All six teams at the tournament will play each other once in a round-robin, with the Russians currently leading the way on goal difference.

Defending champions Italy also boast an unbeaten record though, after seeing off a Norway side who had also won their opening two matches before the start of play.

Italy were to triumph 1-0 in an extremely tight affair.

Florian Planker scored the only goal for the Italians, who look like they will be the Russians' main rivals, in the first period.

Czech Republic recorded their first win of the tournament by beating home side Sweden 1-0.

The hosts have lost every match so far so are still looking for something to cheer about in front of their fans.