Latvia: 2015 U18 World Championship Preview: Latvia among candidates for relegation round

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    [​IMG]Photo: Team Latvia will bring another group of hard-working players to the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship, but will be challenged to avoid the relegation round (courtesy of ALEXANDER NEMENOV/AFP/Getty Images)


    </p>After a promotion following their first-place showing at last year’s U18 World Championship Divsion I Group A*tournament held in Nice, France, Team Latvia will fight for survival in Switzerland at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 World Championship to avoid relegation back to that lower level.

    It’s hard to imagine that the Latvians will have a different outcome than playing in the relegation round, but competing against teams like Germany and Slovakia might provide a better chance at staying with the top group than Latvia would have against Finland or host Switzerland.… read more

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