The Slovakian hockey players lost for the first time at the World Championships in Riga. They caught a 1: 8 defeat from the Switzerland, which caused a huge loss to the Swedes (0: 7). The result could help the Czech team and its chances of improvement could continue despite the loss to Sweden. The United States defeated Latvia 4: 2 in Group B. In the evening, in addition to the Czech tournament, Finland and Italy also enter the event. You can watch all the matches in the online report on the ISport.cz website.
Like the leader of Group A Russia, the Swiss and Slovaks have nine points each. Gregory Hoffman scored five goals, four fours and two passes for the Swiss in overtime.
37-year-old Swiss striker Andres Ambol started his 111th match at the World Championships. He is second on the historic standings, just ahead of former German defender Udo Keesling with 119 starts.
The Slovaks entered the match well, they clearly won the first third scene of the match with a score of 12: 4, and three minutes later it was not long before Jernad sent them into the lead. But at the end of the seventh minute a turning point came. He was fined five minutes after the unwanted attack and had to hurry until the match in the cabins was over.
The Swiss did not shine in the power play and collected themselves when goalkeeper Perra made a mistake behind the goal. Lika gave the buck to Suke in front of a blank goal, but the buck slipped from the stick. The sentence did not take long. Dias opened the scoring when his attempt first broke the Studenic staff and then changed direction completely.
From the second period, it became more and more clear how the Swiss with the leading goal gained solid ground at their feet. While Andriceto took advantage of goalkeeper Hoodek’s hidden vision, the power play helped them considerably after 25 seconds of mid action.
Hrivag could only return to the game after a moment when both sides of the Slovaks were playing on fours, but at the end of a good midfield he ended up from the ring to throw only on Perrin’s right stick. In the 26th minute, he pushed another shot through the Lofel screen.
Halfway through the match, when playing four to four again, Landosi did not take advantage of the promising opportunity. Hoodick caught Hishiar, but Hoffman caught him in a close post in the 37th minute.
Slovakia’s weakness from the end of the second half ended in 40:38, with Mier scoring another goal. Khrushchev scored in the 45th minute, losing Christoph Perra on a clean sheet after 38 seconds. The Slovaks’ mistake, however, signaled another penalty until the end of the match, which Rosandic received. Hoffman and Lofel added their second interventions today during a five-minute advantage.
Home: 09:47. Diaz, 8:25 p.m. Andriceto, 25:17. Lofel, 36:11. Hoffman, 40:38. Mayor, 44:34. Khurashev, 52:39. Hoffman, 54:03. Spoon
Home: Ferra (Genoni) – Dias (C), Geiser, Andersander, Moser, Lofel, Seigentler, Aladdin – Hoffman, Simeon, Corvey – Ambol (A), Hisier (A), Krashev – Meyer, Vermin, Andricetto – Sherwi, Percy – Mottet.
Guests: J. Hudek (Haska) – Jernad, Rosandik (A), Nemek, Saloka (C), Genok, Koko, Ivan, Kachulinek – Landosi, Hriwak (A), Sehlerik – Kryotof, Pospil, Holemenki, Skolik,
Latvians for the first time without a point
Latvia’s home team lost to the United States 2: 4, coming out empty-handed for the first time in the fourth match of the tournament. The Americans won the same number of matches for the third time. After a goal and assist, Trevor Moore and Brian Boyle scored, while Connor Garland scored two assists.
The Americans took the lead after 66 seconds of play. Goalkeeper Kivlenix won from the blue line defender Dennison. With the exception of Moore and Robinson, the Latvians had five-three power plays in the 5th minute as Indrasis waited for a better moment and hit the top right corner of Peterson’s goal.
In the 15th minute, Boyle gave the Americans the lead with a successful shot, which he used the vague vision of Kivlenix to look right in the top left corner. In 119 seconds, Grostenberg responded after Baton’s intrusion from the crash.
The Americans dominated the second three, winning 14: 4 shots and 2: 0. After a break, Givlenix’s Blackwell tried to push the ball past the goal from the right touchline, but 32 minutes later, after Carland’s pass, he hit Moore from that position. In 107 seconds, Latvian goalkeeper Beniars pushed from behind the goal, giving coach Jack Capuan a two-goal lead.
In the final act, he did not use much opportunity to increase Robertson’s lead as he missed the revealed goal. In the 54th minute, Dorcins may have dramatized his decision, but he was overshot. Whiteman still had a great chance for the Americans, but Kulda blocked the ball off the goal line.
Home: 01:06. Tennyson, 14:46. B. Boyle, 31:45. D. Moore, 33:32. Beniers
Guests: 05:00. Indras, 16:45. Grostenberg
Home: Peterson (Ottinger) – Roy (A), Volanin, Tennyson, Z Jones, Maggie, C.H. Whiteman, Helixon – Rooney, Kmelevsky, Robinson – Beniers, Donado, Trurie – D. Moore, Robertson, Garland – Blackwell (A), Labank, Abdelkader (C) – b. On the mat.
Guests: Kivlenix (Punnenovs) – Palinskis, Rubins, Chotniks, Sibulkis, Freebergs, a. Grostenberg, Marinis, Patna – Digergals.
Heikinen, Wickman – Nikulinen, Sormunen (všichni FIN)
Home: 06:50. Sund, 8:20. Swedish
Home: Cederi (Juvenen) – Chund, Kovisto, Matte, Kaski, Boca, Ohtama (A), Nous Sienen, Lindbom – Antilla (C), Bijarninen, Menalanen – Lundel, Ojamaki, Swedish – Innola, Mondolla (Pondola) .
Guests: Facio (Fatani) – Pietroniro, Triveldo, Clara, Sbornberger, Migliorence, Cassetti, Marchetti, Geos – Michele, Beaton (A), Frank (C) – Cantor, Bartholomew, Frico (A) – Hotsofler, Kilotte, Giotti .
Fronton (DEN), Nord (SWE) – Groer (DEN), Lundberg (SWE)