In spite of expectations before the tournament, Team Latvia was relegated to next year's WJC Division 1, Group A tournament. Icing what was considered their best roster in recent years wasn't enough, however, as the deciding game against Team Germany finished with a 5-2 score.
In the game preceding the relegation round loss, Latvia lost to Team Slovakia 5-3, a loss that was not unexpected.
To better analyze the WJC aftermath for Latvia, Hockey's Future talked with Didzis Rudmanis, a journalist for the popular website, Sportacentrs.com.
“I think the Germans were way more talented than the Danish team last year”, Rudmanis said.… read more