SUCCESSFUL DAY AT YOUTH OLYMPICS

From Team GB website

Mirren Foy and Amy Robery are both well in contention to reach the last four of the mixed country 3-on-3 ice hockey event after another successful day on the ice at Lausanne 2020 on Sunday.

Foy (Team Blue) and Robery (Team Black) are involved in a three-way tie at the top of the women’s standings alongside Team Yellow, all with a record of four wins and one loss from their five matches. Fifteen-year-old Foy suffered her first taste of defeat during this evening’s session, after going down 8-5 against fellow contenders Team Yellow, while Robery’s Team Black are the current form team, winning both of their matches against Team Yellow (7-2) and Team Orange (7-3).

Jessie Taylor’s Team Green currently occupy the fourth and final qualification position, helped greatly by their most recent 9-4 victory against Team Grey, but are also involved in a three-way fight with Team Grey and Team Brown to secure that semi-final berth. Elsewhere, Abby Rowbotham’s Team Red recorded their first victory of the competition with an 11-7 triumph over Team Brown.

Evan Nauth’s Team Brown are sitting nicely in third place in the men’s standings despite a mixed day of competition. They started the day with a convincing 14-5 victory over Team Orange, but then suffered an 11-5 defeat at the hands of teammate Mack Stewart’s Team Red. Stewart himself sits in fifth position, just outside the all-important top four qualification spots after back to back victories, so will hope to capitalise on any opportunity that opens on day four.

Carter Hamill’s Team Blue continue to struggle in the men’s competition and are still left searching for their first victory, following defeats to Team Green (11-6) and Team Yellow (13-8) today.

The seven Team GB athletes head back to the Vaudoise Arena for the last two preliminary matches tomorrow, before the semi-finals on January 14.