We know all the semi-finalists of the Elite Ice Hockey World Championships. Canada and Latvia are in the top four in the tournament
In this knockout, the world runners-up Canadians beat the world champions Finns 4-1. But there was a surprise in Riga. Latvia beat Sweden 3-1 to reach the semi-finals for the first time. Previously, hockey players from the USA and Germany won promotion.
The last two matches of the World Cup quarter-finals were played on Thursday night. The hosts of the tournament: Latvia and Finland were waiting for these matches. The Latvians faced the Swedish national team, and the Olympic champions and defending champions faced the Canadians.
The Latvian national team finished the group stage in third place, behind Switzerland and Canada. On the other hand, the Three Crowns team finished second behind the USA and ahead of Finland. In the 13th minute of the game, the 19-year-old was thrilled in the stands Dans Locmelis. The hosts enjoyed the lead until the tenth minute of the second half. NHL player – Timothy Lillgren led to an equation. Performed “miracles” against Latvia Arthur Silovs. It was to him that his colleagues would be grateful for the positive result. Save almost 40 rounds! In the third period, to the delight of the home crowd, he pucked into the net Andraces mix. The hosts followed suit. Historic victory stamp Janice Jack. After winning 3:1, Latvia qualified for the semi-finals for the first time in history. After the Swedes scored more than 30 shots in the match, they ended up in the quarter-finals.
Two teams from Finland and Canada went on the ice opposite each other. Of all the quarter-final matches, this showdown stirred up the most emotions. The Olympic and world champion faced the world runner-up. Hockey players from the country of the maple leaf entered the meeting better. In the eighth minute of the first period, a Buffalo Sabers player ran into the scoring net – Jack Quinn. Use the app Lawson Krause. The first group ended up leading the guests, although it was very even. In the second period, as in the previous period, the Canadians were more specific in their offensive actions. He scored a goal for the Vice World Champions in the 11th minute of the match Samuel Bliss. Three goals were scored in the third quarter. The Canadian scored the first goal of the period Michael Carcon. Timo Hartikainen Scored an honorable goal late in the game. Finishing work has been completed Tyler Tufoli. Thus, Canada wins 4: 1, and Finland prematurely leaves the tournament. Failure means that this year we will meet a new gold medalist.
On Saturday, Canada will play Latvia and Germany will play the United States.