Latvia had never beaten the Czech team before in world championships.
The goals were scored by Rihards Bukarts, Mārtiņš Dzierkals, Oskars Cibuļskis and Oskars Batņa.
At the start of the championship, the Latvian ice hockey players suffered defeat against Canada and Slovakia, while the Czech won both Slovakia and Kazakhstan in the first two games. Victory for Latvia's national unit over the Czech Republic would increase the prospect of entering the quarter-finals.
The Latvian team will play against Norway on Wednesday, but will also meet with 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)
For more details you can refer to LTV's dedicated ice hockey section and the official website of the championship.