when? The Tri Kronor vs Czech Republic match kicks off at 19.15 pm Thursday
Where? All World Cup matches are played in the Latvian capital, Riga.
The match will be shown in full on SVT2.
Can the Czech Republic bear the pressure?
Before the tournament, the Czech national team was raised as one of the absolute medal contenders. Several skilled players with NHL’s Zadina, Vrana, Chytil and Kubalik will lead the attack. But so far, the team has only scored two points in three matches.
Can Tre Kronor Get Others Right?
Two fatal losses were followed by a victory in Tuesday’s meeting with Switzerland. On that, the team also achieved a big victory with a full 7-0 score. The question is whether the effort was a one-off event or whether Garpenlöv’s team found their way onto the seriously winning path.
Adam Redburn is the security himself
The goalkeeper’s side was a controversial topic for Trey Kronor. Victor Fast shot four pucks against Denmark, but then Adam Reedborn conceded only one goal in two matches, against Belarus and Switzerland. It is not clear who will face the Czech Republic, but after Reideborn’s zero goal the last time, he can get the chance again.
The attack may have rebounded
As many as seven goals were scored when Tre Kronor got a true ice breaker against Switzerland. Among others, Victor Olofsson and Adrienne Kimbe scored a goal, but it was Jisper Froden who starred. The debutante scored two goals. The question is whether it was the effect of ketchup that started the attack of the Swedes.
A new player will appear for the first time
Carl Klingberg had to return home before the match against Switzerland. During the same period, Niels Lundqvist was forced to retire due to a lower body injury. On Wednesday, Tre Kronor management then announced that Lundkvist had been forced to leave WC. Thus, a Cliffe Albert Johansson or Jessper Silgren could make his World Cup debut in his place.
Group A: The Russian Ice Hockey Federation national teams, Sweden, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, Slovakia, Denmark, Belarus, Great Britain.
Other World Cup matches are on Thursday
15.15 USA – Latvia, 15.15 Switzerland – Slovakia, 19.15 Finland – Italy