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Sweden beats Latvia 5-1 at junior hockey worlds

Sweden beats Latvia 5-1 at junior hockey worlds

Viktor Arvidsson scored twice Saturday as Sweden beat Latvia 5-1 at the junior ice hockey world championships to secure a spot in the knockout round.
Sweden dominated the match but struggled to find a way past goalkeeper Ivars Punnenovs, until Emil Molin gave the Swedes the lead with 50 seconds left in the first period. Teodors Blugers equalized for the winless Latvians, but Sebastian Collberg restored the lead before the interval and Sweden added three late goals to wrap up the win.
Arvidsson scored two quick goals midway through the third and Alexander Wennberg added the fifth with less than a minute to play.
Sweden tops Group A with eight points from three games, while Latvia is last with zero points. Russia played Germany later Saturday in Group B,


Updated : 2020-12-04 11:02 GMT+08:00