Poland 4, Italy 1
MERIBEL, France (AP) _ Poland, outscored 37-6 in losing all six of its previous games, beat Italy 4-1 Thursday and finished 11th in the 12-team Olympic hockey tournament. Italy came in last.
Both teams were 1-6.
Italy began the tournament as the eighth seed and beat Poland, the 12th seed, 7-1 in preliminary-round play.
But on Thursday, Poland scored three times in the first nine minutes against goalie David Delfino and never was threatened. The scorers were Janusz Adamiec, Miroslaw Tomasik and Mariusz Puzio.
Italy’s Giuseppe Foglietta got a shorthanded goal in the second period, and Adamiec scored for Poland 5:31 into the third.