Sweden made their defense in the opening round of the Ice Hockey World Championship in Riga. “Trey Cronor” defeated Slovakia 3–1.
- Sweden celebrated an important victory at the World Hockey Championship.
- Result 3–1 win against Slovakia, quarter final chance still intact
The Swiss may be planning a knockout round in Group A, though not yet decided. The Swiss celebrated their fourth win against Belarus in the preliminary round with 6: 0 (2: 0, 2: 0, 2: 0). Sweden retained their chance for the quarter-finals with 3–1 (0–1, 1–0, 2–0) against Slovakia in the evening. The former world champion’s final opponent in the preliminary round is Russia on Monday.
Germany has made progress in its hands
After Latvia’s 2: 3 (1: 1, 0: 1, 1: 0) against Finland after extra time, Germany needed a win against the USA on Monday after 60 minutes, and Kazakhstan were again beaten by Norway. Have to lose. If this does not happen, the German team will still have to reach the knockout round at their hands: on Tuesday, Group B will face a direct fight against host Latvia.
Canada holds a small quarter-final chance
The 26-time world champion Canada held her short quarterfinal chance against Italy with a still 7: 1 (4: 0, 2: 1, 1: 0) still uncompetitive and pointless. For the young Canadians, this was their third consecutive win after three defeats at the start of the World Cup. To reach the quarter-finals, the Canadian team will need to hope for help by winning over defending champions Finland on Tuesday.
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