With a devastating victory, Latvian hockey players secure a place in the semifinals of the European Youth Olympics

With a devastating victory, Latvian hockey players secure a place in the semifinals of the European Youth Olympics
With a devastating victory, Latvian hockey players secure a place in the semifinals of the European Youth Olympics

Latvia’s national hockey team won a convincing success at the European Youth Olympics on Tuesday. The team led by Raimonds Wilcoit defeated their Italian peers with a score of 7:1 (2:1, 1:0, 4:0).

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Antons Macijevskis and Markus Sieradzkis stood out for the Latvian national team with 1+3, while Krists Retanais, Kristers Ansons, Bruno Petrovičs and Linards Zemnitskis scored 1+1.

Hari Cjunski’s post-match comment: “We managed to win convincingly. We made a lot of shots and played much better than against Switzerland. The head coach of the team also said after the match that we played individually in the first match, but against Italy we were as a team.”

Therefore, in the semi-finals, the Latvian youth team will compete with the German team, which won both of its subgroup games. This match will start on Wednesday at 16:30 Latvian time.

A total of six national teams, divided into two subgroups, will participate in the Youth Olympic hockey tournament. Latvia played against Switzerland and Italy in subgroup B. Finland, Germany and Slovakia are in group A.

The two best teams of each subgroup will enter the semi-finals, while the teams in third place will play for fifth and sixth place.

The Latvian youth hockey team lost 1:5 to the Swiss team in the first match of the Olympics.


The article is in Latvian

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