Goals for the Latvian national team were scored by strikers Markus Kristiāns Sieradzkis, Linards Hugo Zemņickis, Antons Macijevskis in the majority, Kristers Ansons, as well as defenders Harijs Cjunskis in the majority, Bruno Petrovičs and Krists Retenais. Matias Pardacher stood out in the opposing team.
Switzerland won the group with six points, Latvia got three points, and Italy finished last without any points. In Group A, Germany earned five points, Finland four, and Slovakia finished without points. It has already been reported that in the first match, Latvia lost 1:5 to the young Swiss hockey players. The two best teams of each group enter the semi-finals, while the teams in third place will fight for the fifth place in the tournament.
The European Youth Winter Olympic Games, in which young athletes compete in 13 sports, will be held in the Italian region of Friuli-Venezia Giulia until January 28. Latvia is represented at the European Youth Winter Olympics by 59 athletes in eight sports – freestyle, alpine skiing, cross-country skiing, biathlon, curling, figure skating, short track and hockey.
Athletes between the ages of 14 and 18 can compete in the European Youth Winter Olympics.
Latvia’s youth national team for the start of the European Youth Olympic Festival:
Goalkeepers: Mikus Vecvanags (“Flemingsbergs IK”, Sweden), Oskars Gusev (HS “Riga”);
defenders: Oskars Nils Briedis, Krists Retenais, Alex Simanovič, Artūrs Koch (all – HS “Riga”), Bruno Petrovičs (Vasas “Sport”, Finland), Harijs Cjunskis (Lugano, Switzerland);
forwards: Antons Macijevskis, Sandis Auziņš, Aleksandrs Zaprivoda, Dmitrijs Diļevka, Kristers Ansons, Roberts Jānis Polis (all – HS “Rīga”), Edvīns Bērziņš (DLSS/”Dinaburga”), Maksims Kharitoncevs (“Flemingsbergs IK”, Sweden), Markus Kristians Sieradzkis (“Stromsbro IF”, Sweden), Edvards Eglitis (“Vasas “Sport”, Finland), Toms Trotskis (“KooKoo”, Finland), Linards Hugo Zemnickis (Kaufbeiren ESV, Germany)