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World championship: Latvia wins against Kazakhstan

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUThis Tuesday, march 13th, Latvian ice hockey team managed to win against Kazakhstan in a fierce and incredibly intense match with a sore of 5:4 (1:2, 3:2, 1:0).

Artūrs Kulda scored twice for Latvia. Miks Indrašis, Miķelis Rēdlihs and Juris Štāls each contributed as well.

This was the second victory for Latvia, which allows for hope that the team will be able to qualify for quarter-finals.

Although the team had promised their coach to begin the game very actively, the Kazakh team performed several attempts to score in Latvia’s gates in the first minute. However, Latvians managed to score on the 75th second of the match, when Miks Indrašis used an opportunity score following a successful pass from Juris Štals.

This did not break morale among Kazakh players, however. They continued to make attempt at Latvian gates, scoring 1:1 on the 5th minute of the match with a successful shot by Talgat Zhailauov.

Just when it seemed the result would remain the same in the first period, Yevgeny Rimarev took the opportunity and put his team in the lead 16 seconds before the end of the first term with a score of 2:1. Latvian team performed a total of four shots at the opponent’s gates, which is three times lower than the number of attempts of the Kazakh team on Latvia’s gates.

Kazakh players continued their fierce offensive in the beginning of the second period. However, Latvians managed to even the score (2:2) on the fourth minute. Artūrs Kulda scored a second time for his team with a powerful shot from the blue zone, making the score 3:2 in Latvia’s favour. Following a couple of attacks by Kazakh players, the advantage of Latvia’s team became more apparent.

With the game becoming more and more intense, both teams had to play three on three for a while, and Latvia successfully used this – after coming back to the game from the penalty box, Miķelis Rēdlihs received a long pass and was one on one with Kazakh goalie Vitaly Jeremeyev. Their short stand-off ended with the former scoring in Latvia’s favour, making the score 4:2.

When it seemed Latvia would conclude the second period in the lead, the team suffered two penalties and the team remained three on five for 80 seconds. 49 seconds before the end of the match, Kazakh players took advantage of this and their captain, Nikolai Antropov, managed to score for his team. This was not all the team had to say, and five seconds prior to the end of the second period the score quickly changed to 4:4.

After intense fighting in the second period, Latvia once again managed to take the lead on the 44th minute (5:4) – Kazakh team was caught off-guard following changes in the team.

The last time Latvia’s team faced Kazakhstan and lost was 2006 – during the Olympic Games in Turin. Latvia managed to win against Kazakhstan in last year’s Sochi Olympic Games.

The world championship’s 16 teams are divided into two sub-groups – eight teams each. Four of the best teams from the two sub-groups will qualify for the quarter-finals.

The championship will continue in Minsk until May 25th.


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