With their third consecutive win, Canada leveled points with the German national team at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Riga and thus kept their chance of reaching the quarter-finals.
The selection from the ice hockey homeland won 7:1 against Italy (4:0, 2:1, 1:0) and improved to fifth place in Group B – just behind the German team, which won 3:1 against the Canadians. Was. ,
Hosts Latvia also have nine points after defeating defending champions Finland, who have already qualified for the knockout stage, 2–3 (1–1, 0–1, 1–0, 0–1) after extra time. ). The Latvians are the last German opponents in the preliminary round on Tuesday (7:15 pm / Sport1).
Sweden remains in the race for the quarter-finals in Group A. The eleven-time world champion defeated Slovakia 3–1 (0–1, 1–0, 2–0) and climbed to fourth place. Switzerland took the lead after beating newly promoted Belarus 6–0 (2–0, 2–0, 2–0).
Anton Lundell scored the winning goal for Finland in overtime. Andrew Mangiapane scored two goals for Canada. Joel Vermin was also successful twice for the Swiss. Viktor Olofsson and Isaac Lundeström scored three points for Sweden in the last nine minutes.
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