2013 U18 WJC Preview: Latvia hoping to match solid showing at last year's tournament
Last year, Latvia participated in the U18 World Junior Championship for the first time since getting promoted from Division I in 2011. Many experts and journalists expected the Baltic state to fight to keep themselves in the elite group, but Latvians took their mission to another level.
Managing to record the sixth-best defensive effort of all teams competing at the tournament, they ended their preliminary round journey with the same number of points as Russia and Germany, only falling down to the relegation group because of a lesser total score. Then, the team avoided relegation entering the group as the team with the most points from the preliminary round.… read more