Riga, Latvia (Associated Press) – Andrew Mangyappan scored two goals and two assists to advance to the game for fourth place in Group B after beating Canada 7–1 in the Ice Hockey World Championship on Sunday.
Canada won three in a row after losing in the top three. They end the preliminary round against Finland on Tuesday, going into the top four quarter-finals of each group.
And Andre Heinrich provided a goal and two assists, with Maxim Komtois, Troy Stitcher, Brandon Perry and Cole Perfetti, and Connor Brown adding four assists. Edin Hill made 13 saves and allowed only Angelo Miselli to score.
In the second Group B game, Anton Lundel scored Finland’s 3–2 win over Latvia four seconds before extra time expired. Finland topped the group with 15 points, three points behind the US. Kazakhstan is in third place at 10th, while Canada, Germany and Latvia each have nine.
The USA will again play against Germany on Monday and end with a group game against Italy on Tuesday.
In the first set, Viktor Olofsson helped Sweden defeat Slovakia 3–1 in a strong game before 8:22, and Joel Vermin scored two goals and one assist in Switzerland’s 6–0 win over Belarus. .
Slovakia, Russia and Switzerland lead the group with 12 points. Sweden is ranked ninth.
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