Hosts Poland continued their domination at the International Hockey Federation’s Hockey Series Open in Gniezno today.
Poland maintained their unbeaten streak at the tournament by winning 2-0 against the Czech Republic.
Goals from Pawel Bratkowski and Dominik Kotulski proved enough to hand Poland victory.
Bratkowski opened the scoring after 11 minutes and Kotulski, now second on the top scorers standings, doubled Poland’s lead after 53 minutes.
The Czech Republic were unable to find the net but as Poland, ranked seven places higher than the Czechs, held on.
Elsewhere, Seven goals from Viacheslav Paziuk helped Ukraine to hammer Cyprus 21-0.
Vitalii Kalinchuk also scored four goals to secure Ukraine’s dominant win over Cyprus, ranked at 60 in the world.
Italy also kept a clean sheet against Lithuania, with Thomas Keenan scoring a hat-trick in a thumping 10-0 win.
Poland will face Ukraine in the penultimate match of the tournament, while Lithuania take on the Czech Republic and Italy face Cyprus.
Ranked 21st in the world, Poland will look to qualify for one of the three Hockey Series Finals which leads to a possible World Cup place.