Elite World Championship, quarter-finals
Canada – Finland 4-1 (1–0, 1–0, 2–1)
Sweden-Latvia 1-3 (0-1, 1-0, 0-2)
Unlike the previous three World Championships, the European and overseas superpowers in the sport did not meet each other in the finals this time, and the fact that they met so early this time was mainly due to the Canadians' slightly weaker performance in the group stage. Because of the beating.
However, it proved once again that top teams do not deserve to be written off: Canada scored a goal against the Finns in all three periods, who, on the other hand, used their shots very ineffectively, trailing only 3-0. Tyler Toffelli The three-goal difference was restored with a clean goal. 4-1
Sweden and Latvia
In the last match of the evening, the Latvian national team, in the presence of nearly ten thousand local spectators, achieved a miracle, causing a huge surprise and defeating Sweden. In vain, the yellow team fired 41 shots at goal, succeeding only once – as was the case with the Finns. On the other hand, Latvia only had 15 shots on goal, of which Janis Jaxes conceded more than half of them in the first half.
In the middle of the first third, the Swedish team made a great effort, but they only succeeded in achieving an equalizer in the middle of the second 20th minute, and despite the fact that the last five minutes of the third Martin Dzirkals Because of his recent exhibition, the Latvians spent time with a disadvantage, and the Swedes failed to gain the lead. This was not the case in the final third for the Latvians, who only had one shot on target in the middle of the second half, but in the final period they tried six more times, of which they scored two goals. Mix Andrasses Right after that Yak that I put 3-1The final result represented a local victory.
Become a joy
There is no doubt that the Latvian ice hockey national team has achieved the greatest success in its history, by reaching the semi-finals of the World Cup for the first time, where it will face Canada on Saturday.
Switzerland – Germany 1-3 (0-1, 1-2, 0-0)
USA – Czech Republic 3-0 (1–0, 1–0, 1–0)