|February 21st, 2012|
|8||Pool A||4:00pm||POL - ITA||7 - 2 (4 - 2)||Final||x 4|
After their loss on opening day to France, Poland were on the momentum of their last second win over Canada, while Italy were still to collect their first point of the competition. Poland did not lose time to make their intentions clear: Miroslaw JUSZCZAK scored a penalty-corner in the 6th minute and Szymon HUTEK added a penalty-stroke soon after.
Italy pulled one goal back, but Poland re-established their 2-goal lead when Szymon OSZYJCCZYK ran through the defense, dodged the Italian goal-keeper and slotted the ball in goal from a difficult angle. The score see-sawed once more, with Daniele MALTA scoring on a penalty-corner and Miroslaw JUSZCZAK responding in similar fashion at the other end, for a half-time score of 4-2.
Poland managed to score once more half way through the second period, but were having a difficult time controlling play against a very hard working Italian team. Italy missed a golden opportunity to close the gap when Agustin NUNEZ failed to score on a penalty-stroke well saved by Arkadiusz MATUSZAK in the Polish goal.
Poland scored two more goals for a final score of 7-2, earning their second win of the competition and a total of 6 points in the standings.
Player of the Match was Miroslaw JUSZCZAK of Poland.