Historic Canadian defeat, huge surprises in the hockey hall

Canada, after losing to hosts Latvia on the opening day, lost 5-1 to the United States in the second round of the Ice Hockey World Championships in Riga.


The 26-time Canadian gold medalists started with two losses for the first time in World Cup history.

Canada also lost to the United StatesSource: Agence France-Presse / Giants Evoscans

The defending champion Finland lost to the Kazakh national team on penalties. However, the Swedes started the tournament worse: the Danes defeated them first, and now to Belarus.

Results, group stage, third day:
the group:
Switzerland – Denmark 1-0 (1-0, 0-0, 0-0)
Belarus-Sweden 1-0 (0-0, 0-0, 1-0)
Slovakia – Great Britain 2-1 (1-0, 1-1, 0-0)

Ranking after round two: 1. Russia 6 (11-4), 2. Slovakia 6 (7-3), 3. Switzerland 6 (6-2), 4. Denmark 3 (4-4), 5. Belarus 3 (3-5) 6. Sweden 0 (3-5), 7. Czech Republic 0 (5-9), 8. Great Britain 0 (2-9)

Group B:
US – Canada 5-1 (1-0, 3-0, 1-1)
Kazakhstan – Finland 2-1 (0-0, 1-1, 0-0, 0-0, 1-0) after a penalty shootout.
Norway-Italy 4-1 (1-0, 2-0, 1-1)

Ranking after round two: 1. Germany 6 points 2. Kazakhstan 4 (5-3), 3. Latvia 4 (4-3), 4. Finland 4 (3-3), 5. United States 3 (6-3), 6. Norway 3 (5-6), 7. Canada 0 (1-7), 8. Italy 0 (5-13).

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