Latvia loses – puts pressure on Canada. free Press

Latvia loses - puts pressure on Canada.  free Press

Riga (AP) – Host Latvia have to worry about making it to the quarter-finals after their third defeat in the fifth game of the Ice Hockey World Championship.

Latvian lost to Norway 3: 4 (2: 1, 0: 1, 1: 1) after the penalty shootout. Latvia are fourth in Group B with eight points, ahead of the final two preliminary round matches against defending champions Finland on Sunday and Germany on Tuesday (both at 7.15 pm).

But the 26-time World Champion Canada can pass on Sunday. After a historically poor start to the World Cup with three defeats, Canada battled for their second win against surprisingly strong promoted Kazakhstan on Friday afternoon in 4: 2 (1: 0, 1: 1, 2: 1). Fought.

The Kazakhs gave the German team their first defeat in the tournament on Wednesday. But for some time he missed the selection of national coach Tony Soderholm. Germany will take on Finland on Saturday (7.15 pm / Sport 1).

In the preliminary round of Group A, former world champion Sweden defeated the underdog Great Britain 4: 1 (1: 1, 2: 0, 1: 0) and secured their second win. Like Canada, Sweden will also have to tremble to make it to the quarter-finals. In the evening Denmark defeated outsiders Belarus 5: 2 (1: 1, 0: 1, 4: 0).

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