At the start of the championship, the Latvian ice hockey players suffered defeat against Canada, while the Slovak team– against the Czechs. As a result, both Latvian and Slovak national teams need a win in a mutual game to increase their chances of entering the quarter-finals.
The Latvian team will play against the Czech Republic on Monday, and with Norway, Slovenia, Kazakhstan and Switzerland later. The group's four most powerful teams will enter the quarter-finals.
Latvian national team games in the group stage
May 12 at 20.10 Latvia - Canada (LTV7 Hockey Studio at 19.30)
May 13 at 20.10 Latvia - Slovakia (LTV7 Hockey Studio at 19.30)
May 15 at 20.10 Latvia - Czech Republic (LTV7 Hockey Studio at 19.30)
May 17 at 16.10 Latvia - Norway (LTV7 Hockey studio at 15.30)
May 19 at 16.10 Latvia - Slovenia (LTV7 Hockey Studio at 15.30)
May 20 at 20.10 Latvia - Kazakhstan (LTV7 Hockey Studio at 19.30)
May 23 at 20.10 Latvia - Switzerland (LTV7 Hockey studio at 19.30)