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Canada gets its fourth victory – the United States struggles against Austria

The Austrians have held out against it for a long time – the United States is finally celebrating.Photo: Cornerstone

Group B

Canada 5-1 Kazakhstan

Canada remains undefeated at the Ice Hockey World Championships. Ahead of the match against Switzerland on Saturday, the record world champions also won their fourth match 5-1 against Kazakhstan. The Canadians made the difference in the Sovereign victory, with four goals in the first third. Just 19 seconds later, MacKenzie Weegar made it 1-0 in favor of the heavy favorite. Lawson Krause made things clear early on with goals in the sixth and eighth minutes.

If Switzerland also wins their fourth match against Slovakia on Thursday (7.20pm), the two undefeated teams in Pool B will meet Canada on Saturday afternoon (3.20pm).

Canada 5-1 Kazakhstan (4-1, 0-0, 1-0).
1. Weegar 1-0. 6. Krause 2-0. 8. Krause 3-0. 10. Bekitaev 3: 1. 20. Felino 4: 1. 42. Bliss 5: 1.

Latvia – Norway 2: 1

39 seconds brought the decision in favor of Latvia in this match. Rodrigo Apollos and Thomas Anderson scored in the third for the hosts against Norway. Although the Scandinavians managed to get the goal back before the break through Ludwig Hoff, it was the Latvians, who were the more active and dangerous team, held their lead by a narrow margin until the end.

For Latvia, who can count on Lausanne’s Ronald Keenens and Kloten’s Denis Smirnov as well as a trio of NHL stars, it is the second success in a row after a surprising overtime victory against the Czech Republic.

Latvia 2-1 Norway (0-0, 2-1, 0-0).
24. Eliminates (power play) 1: 0. 24. Anderson 2-0. 35. Hope 2:1.

Group A

USA – Austria 4: 1

The USA also won the fourth game in the World Cup. Ultimately after a 4-1 win over Finland, the host and defending champions, the team is one of the all-time favorites to win the World Cup title. Against Germany, David Quinn’s team struggles against Austria. Although the United States has never been behind in this World Cup, it wasn’t until the 28th minute that Rocco Grimaldi scored the first goal of the match.

Ten minutes later, Thomas Rafel equalized for the Austrians before the USA took a comfortable lead through Carter Mazur just before and Lynn Hutson a few minutes into the second break. Ampress Dominik Zwerger could have caused a tense penalty, but he missed Calvin Pietersen’s effort from the Los Angeles Kings’ Kevin Vialas.

While the United States is on its way to winning its group, the risk of Austria being relegated is increasing. In order to prevent this, Swiss coach Roger Bader’s team will likely have to beat Hungary in the last group match.

USA – Austria 4: 1 (0: 0, 2: 1, 2: 0).
28. Grimaldi 1-0. 38. Ravel (power play) 1: 1. 39. Mazur 2: 1. 44. Hatsune 3: 1. 58. Perbix (at an empty goal) 4: 1.

Finland – France 5: 3

World and Olympic champions Finland do not yet know how to impress at this World Cup. The home team, packed with NHL and National League stars, also struggled in game four and only beat France 5-3. The last goal came just before the end with a shot into the empty net.

France even took the lead after 64 seconds through Florian Takiachvili before Langnau’s Harri Bessonen equalized three and a half minutes later. Cacciashvili also featured two National League players, Lausanne’s Tim Bozon and former ZSC player Alexandre Texier. Despite attacking well, the Finns were never able to withdraw. Five minutes into Finland’s 2-1 victory, the French equalized again when Swiss champions Servette’s Timo Hartikainen made it 4-2 in the final third with less than five minutes to go.

So Finland had to shudder until Hartikainen’s Geneva teammate, Sakari Manninen, found the empty net. This was Finland’s second win in four matches, while France failed to score for the first time in a World Cup.

Finland 5-3 France (1-1, 2-1, 2-1).
2. Sakyashvili 0-1. 5. Al-Nas 1: 1. 24- Oksanin 2-1. 29. Adamu 2: 2. 32. Antilla 3: 2. 46 – Hartikainen 4: 2. 50 – Bertrand 4: 3. 59. Maninen (to the empty goal) 5: 3.

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