The United States takes on Latvia in hockey today, and many are wondering who will come out on top. Will the USA’s strong team be too much for Latvia, or can Latvia pull off the upset?
Hockey is a sport that is enjoyed by many people around the world. The USA vs. Latvia hockey game is one that will be sure to bring excitement to those who enjoy watching hockey. While both teams are skilled, there are a few factors that can help us predict which team is more likely to win the game.
Captain – Zach Parise, New Jersey Devils
Alternate captains – Dustin Brown, Los Angeles Kings Ryan Callahan, New York Rangers
David Backes, St. Louis Blues
Patrick Kane Chicago Blackhawks
Ryan Kesler, Vancouver Canucks
Phil Kessel, Toronto Maple Leafs
TJ Oshie, St. Louis Blues
Max Pacioretty, Montreal Canadiens
Derek Stepan, New York Rangers
James van Riemsdyk, Toronto Maple Leafs
Latvia’s roster is set for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, and it’s a talented group. Forwards Zemgus Girgensons and Alexander Skrilevs are the stars of the team, but there are plenty of other talented players. Latvia will have a tough time getting past the United States but with a solid roster, they have a chance to make some noise in Sochi.
The United States men’s national ice Hockey Team is set to compete in the 2021 IIHF World Championship in Latvia. The team will face off against Latvia, Russia, Slovakia, and Germany in the preliminary round.
The United States has had success in recent years at the World Championship winning gold in 2013 and 2015. They will look to continue their success this year with a roster that includes NHL stars like Patrick Kane and Jack Eichel
Latvia, on the other hand, is a relative unknown in the Hockey World The team has never won a medal at the World Championship and their best finish was seventh place in 2014. However, Latvia does have home-ice advantage in this year’s tournament, which could give them an advantage over the United States
Only time will tell who will come out on top in this matchup between two of the world’s best hockey nations.
May 12: Latvia vs. Kazakhstan (Won 4-1)
May 13: Latvia vs. Switzerland (Lost 1-2 in Overtime)
May 15: Latvia vs. Slovakia (Won 3-1)
Latvia is coming off a Big Win against Kazakhstan and will be looking to build on that momentum against the USA. However, the USA is also a very tough opponent and will be looking to exact revenge after losing to Latvia in the 2014 World Championships
The United States has a strong team this year and is expected to do well in the tournament. They have a good record against Latvia, having won 7 out of 8 games played between the two countries. Additionally, the USA has won 9 out of 11 Games Played in the World Championships.
In the world of hockey, there are a few powerhouse nations that always seem to make it to the top. Canada, Russia, and the USA are typically the teams to beat. However, in recent years Latvia has been making a name for themselves in the Hockey World So, can they make a run for the gold at the next big tournament? Let’s take a look at Latvia’s recent record to see if they have what it takes to compete with the big countries.
Since 2010, Latvia has participated in 22 international tournaments. They have won 7 of those tournaments and made it to the semifinals 12 times. In terms of Olympic Games play, Latvia has fared well too. At the 2014 Sochi Olympics, Latvia made it all the way to the quarterfinals before losing to Canada (who went on to win gold).
Looking at these numbers, it’s clear that Latvia is a team to watch out for in future international competitions. With their recent track record of success, they could definitely give some of the more established hockey powers a run for their money.
USA’s Previous Meetings with Latvia
The USA has met Latvia in hockey seven times previously, with the USA winning five of those meetings. The most recent meeting between the two teams was in 2013, when the USA won 5-3. Latvia’s last win against the USA was in 2006, when they won 3-2 in a shoot-out.
Latvia’s Previous Meetings with USA
In its history, Latvia has played the United States in men’s hockey 11 times. Latvia has won three of those games, with the most recent victory coming in the quarterfinals of the 2014 Sochi Olympics. In that game, Latvia upset the heavily-favored United States team, winning 3-2 in overtime.
It is hard to say who will win the game between USA and Latvia. Both teams are strong and have good players. USA has more experience, but Latvia has home advantage. It will be an exciting and close game