The Finnish national team won the second victory at the home ice hockey world championship

MOSCOW, May 14 – The Finnish national team beat the Latvian team in the second round match of the group stage at the home ice hockey world championship.
Group B meeting in Tampere ended with the score 2:1 (0:1, 1:0, 1:0). The winners scored goals from Sakari Manninen (31st minute) and Mikael Granlund (58th). The only puck of the national team of Latvia on the account of Rudolfs Balzers (9).
In the Group A match, the German national team beat the Slovakian team in Helsinki with a score of 2:1 (0:0, 2:1, 0:0). The Germans were scored by Matthias Plachta (22) and Leonard Pföderl (27). The Slovaks have Christian Pospisil (32).
The Finns scored 6 points and single-handedly led group B, the Latvians (0) suffered their second defeat in the tournament and are the last. The Germans scored 3 points and moved up to the fourth position in group A, the Slovaks (3) are fifth.
The World Championship will last until May 29. The national teams of Russia and Belarus miss the tournament due to the sanctions of the International Ice Hockey Federation. The place of the Russian team was taken by the French team, the Belarusians were replaced by the Austrians.



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