Latvia: 2016 U18 World Championship Preview: Inexperienced Latvia squad hard-pressed to avoid

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    [​IMG]Image: Team Latvia will send a mostly internationally inexperienced team to the 2016 IIHF World Championship, where they hope to avoid relegation to D-1.


    </p>After making their way up from Division I in 2014, the Latvians played a wonderful tournament in Switzerland at the 2015 IIHF U18 World Championship. Things started off with a wild 11-6 loss to Canada, but the team showed that it would not back down and would find ways to be dangerous.

    Despite some tight contests in the preliminary round, including a couple of one-goal losses, the team found itself in the relegation round against Germany. There, however, the Latvians showed they belonged.… read more

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