Good game so far! Liking the Latvian effort so far, even though Russia looks a bit... "typically russian" in their play, very spectacular individual efforts, but the defensive and team efforts aren't quite there. Still early in the tournament though.
I don't know but a French fan posted on the Ticket price thread that it was so much that a lot of French fans decided not to come.
That's a shame. It can't be that fun for the players to play for a half full building. Nor for the fans either.
Christer Englund talked about this before this game when he was interviewed, he said that they were working on it. Christer is the President of the Swedish ice hockey association, for those who not knows.
Remember when Roberts Bukarts played a tournament in my home town some years ago. When he played for Saga Riga. If they were under a couple of goals you could always see him circling around in the neutral zone the last minutes. He could play the last 10 if he had too. He was always up there in the stats. Think they were here 2 or 3 years in a row. The last year they attended they were sent home just half way through the tournament due to some incidents.