With their third consecutive win, Canada have equaled the German national team on points at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Riga, thus retaining their chance for the quarter-finals.
The selection from the ice hockey homeland won 7: 1 (4: 0, 2: 1, 1: 0) against Italy and improved to fifth in the table in Group B – just behind the German team, 3: 1 against the Canadians. Won.
Host Latvia also has nine points after extra time against defending champions Finland, 2: 3 (1: 1, 0: 1, 1: 0, 0: 1), who have already qualified for the knockout round. . The Latvian players are the last German rivals in the preliminary round on Tuesday (7.15 pm).
Sweden remains in the running
Sweden remain in 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 led the championship after a sovereign 6: 0 (2: 0, 2: 0, 2: 0) against newly promoted Belarus.
Antan Lundel scored the winning goal in overtime for Finland. Andrew Mangiapne scored two goals for Canada. Along with the Swiss, Joel Vermin was also twice successful. Viktor Olofsson and Isak Lundestrom secured Sweden by three in the final nine minutes.
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