The Latvian ice hockey team won third place at the 2023 World Championship. In the fight for the bronze medal, the Baltic hockey players defeated the US team at the Nokia Arena stadium in Tampere, Finland.
In regular time, it was not possible to determine the winner. The score was equal – 3:3. The results of the meeting were determined in overtime.
The first three rounds ended in draws (2:2, 0:0, 1:1), but in the fourth game defender Kristan Rubins scored the winning goal against the opponents.
Also, the Latvian team scored Robert Bukarts and Janis Jaks. Rocco Grimaldi and Matt Coronato were the authors of the American national team.
These are the first medals of the world championship of the Latvian team. Prior to that, her best result was seventh place.
For the first and second places on an ice arena in Riga combined teams of Germany and Canada will converge. The Ice Hockey World Championship will end on Sunday, May 28.
Team Canada advanced to the finals of the Ice Hockey World Championship after defeating Latvia. The meeting in the semi-final ended with the score 4:2.