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Latvian men's ice hockey team suffers exhibition loss to the Czechs

JINDRICHUV HRADEC (Czech Republic), April 4  - On Wednesday, in preparation for next month's Ice Hockey World Championships, the Latvian national men's ice hockey team lost an exhibition game to the Czech Republic 3:4.

The Czechs were able to score the winner two minutes before the end of regulation.

Miks Indrasis scored two goals for Latvia, with Lauris Bajaruns scoring the third. Meanwhile, Petr Vrana scored two goals for the Czechs.

These two teams will play another exhibition match this evening.

The Latvian squad will play its next two exhibition game on April 7 and 8 against Sweden at ''Arena Riga''.

The 2013 Ice Hockey World Championships will kick off in Helsinki and Stockholm on May 3, with the final being played on May 19.

Latvia will play its group's games in Helsinki against Russia, Finland, Slovakia, Germany, France, Austria and the United States.

The top four teams in each of the two groups will qualify for the tournament's quarterfinals.

(LETA)
04-04-2013
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