Despite taking an early 2-0 lead against a very physical Czech Republic team, Latvia wound up on the wrong end of the result, losing 3-6.
The loss means that while Latvia still has a theoretical chance of qualifying for the knock-out stages of the tournament, it will require a string of sensational victories against some of the top teams in the qualifying group. Latvia has now won two and lost two matches and the next promises to be another memorable occasion when the team takes on Russia on May 18.
After Day 7, @russiahockey_en and @SwissIceHockey remain on top of Group B, but @narodnitym and @Trekronorse moved one step closer at #IIHFWorlds— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) May 17, 2019
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