The Latvian hockey team defeated the US team in overtime in the bronze medal match of the World Championship (WCH). The Latvian hockey players took the third place of the World Cup for the first time.
The meeting in Finnish Tampere ended with the score 4:3 (2:2, 0:0, 1:1, 1:0). Pucks scored: Bukarts (8), Yaks (17), Rubins (55, 62) – Grimaldi (10, 20), Coronato (47).
Today, May 28, the teams of Canada and Germany will play in the World Cup final. In addition to Tampere, the World Cup is hosted by Riga.
It was supposed to be held in St. Petersburg, but after the start of the military operation, the tournament was decided to be postponed. Russians and Belarusians did not participate in the World Cup due to sanctions.