2013 IIHF U18 World Championship in Sochi, Russia (April 18-28)
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04-21-2013, 10:27 PM
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This was a good game for our team, honestly they can't really do better vs such an opposition. Last time we played USA it was 2007 and we lost 0:8 with 59 shots on our goal. This is a good, normal result for Latvia vs a team like USA, 0:7 vs Finns and more so Czechs (with 15 shots on goal) shouldn't be.
Anyway, as you said- these are the players that should and are standing out. Bukarts and Egle are among the few who have decent weight/muscle for their height. It is really difficult to say what would be better for these kids- to play in Division IA vs Denmark, Norway, Belarus maybe and be happy about wins (cause the team has won vs any of Division IA rivals, Belarus played 3 times against this team and collected total goal difference 2:16!!! but the gap between us and Denmark that has about the same strength team probably and won Division IA this year vs USA, Russia etc. is just mind boggling)
But hope the team progresses more, has a good game vs Russia (with a goal scored or two), let's say not letting in more than the usual 7 and then prepare to play against a team we should have a chance at beating in relegation.
Well, if we manage not to relegate, next year it should be alot better with 96`s comming in who are IMO way more talented than 95.
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