Archive for the Category ‘Ice Hockey’

America’s best coming to Riga this fall

America’s best coming to Riga this fall

RIGA ─ Dinamo Riga’s preseason schedule is suddenly looking altogether tougher. In something of a coup for the club, management have succeeded is luring NHL team Phoenix Coyotes to Riga for a preseason game on Oct. 6. Since the inception of the KHL, curiosity has been rife as to how the Eastern Europe teams would […]

Latvia returns home disappointed

Latvia returns home disappointed

RIGA ─ Latvia has returned home from the IIHF world championships without the results they had been hoping for. In a tournament that produced more upsets than expected results, Latvia could not make an upset of their own, or in fact win games which were realistically within their capabilities. Recording just the two wins over […]

Czechs boot Latvia from IIHF championship

Czechs boot Latvia from IIHF championship

MANNHEIM, Germany — Although buoyed by Sunday’s win against Norway, Latvia lost 3-1 to the Czech Republic Monday evening and are out of the International Ice Hockey Foundation championship. It was Latvia’s third-straight top-12 performance in the IIHF, an alright showing but a disappointment for the the hockey-mad but tiny country that made it to […]

Latvians claim first IIHF win

Latvians claim first IIHF win

MANNHEIM, Germany — Latvia have finally got their world championship campaign off the ground, defeating Italy 5-2 in the 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) championship. The game got off to the best possible start for the Latvian side when Kaspars Daugaviņš had his sides first goal from a face-off in the 50th second, giving […]

Canadians blow out Latvia

Canadians blow out Latvia

MANNHEIM, Germany— Latvia was mauled by Canada on Monday evening, going down 6-1 in the world championship encounter. While Latvia overcome an early setback to look like they would be able to match it with the Canadians, a mediocre second period by the Latvians put the game beyond doubt for the Canadians. Canada opened the […]

Latvians disappoint first up

Latvians disappoint first up

MANNHEIM, Germany — Latvia have suffered a disappointing 3-1 loss to Switzerland in their opening game of the 2010 International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) championship. Playing in front of a buoyant crowd on Saturday evening, Latvia had fancied their chances against a Swiss team ranked two places above them in the world rankings. Their confidence […]

Latvia full of confidence ahead of world championships

Latvia full of confidence ahead of world championships

RIGA — The Latvian hockey team is teeming with confidence ahead of the  International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Championships, beginning later this week in Germany. Latvia have had one of their best build ups in recent memory to the annual world championships with 2-0 series wins over France and Belarus and a 1-1 shared series […]

Latvia looks to win IIHF

Latvia looks to win IIHF

RIGA — Latvia has began its build-up to the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) world championships with a successful campaign against France. France traveled to Latvia last week for the two match series which acted as a warm-up for both teams ahead of next months world champs in — This is a paid article. To […]

Lithuanian IIHF run spins out

Lithuanian IIHF run spins out

TILBURG, The Netherlands — Lithuania will return home disappointed after claiming just the solitary victory at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) division I group A championships. Lithuania will be extremely disappointed in their showing at the tournament, finishing fifth out of six teams. If world rankings are anything to go by, this is a […]

Estonia catching up on neighbors

Estonia catching up on neighbors

NARVA, Estonia — Estonia have swept aside all opposition at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) division II group B championships in Estonia. Estonia have always been the weaker of three Baltic states at ice hockey with Latvia sitting comfortably in the Elite division whilst Lithuania moves between Division 1 group A and B regularly. […]

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