Logan Ip took over for Hong Kong, China’s offense in a must-win game against Scotland, totaling four goals and an assist in a 9-7 win.
Ryan Richters poured in a Herculean performance for Latvia in a double overtime loss to an undefeated Ireland team. Richters made 16 saves on 24 shots on goal, including two saves in overtime.
Shinya Tateishi returns to the top performer list after another masterful performance, undoing Wales with three goals and three assists in a 14-1 win. His 21 total points through three games are six more than anyone else in San Diego (with his teammate Hiroki Kanaya at 15 points.)
Jeff Teat helped Canada get back on track in a 12-3 win against Australia, sharing the ball with four assists to go with a goal in a strong offensive team performance.
Will Cabrera’s heroics powered Mexico to its first win in the championship, with four goals against Austria. He now has 10 goals, tied for the ninth most in the tournament.
Kieran McArdle answered the call for the United States when they faced a stern test from the Haudenosaunee, and he poured in a team-high five points with three goals and two assists, including two fourth quarter goals after the Haudenosaunee had cut the lead to one.
The action continues tomorrow with day five of pool play.