The Americans won with a score of 4:1. In another game of the tournament, the Slovakian team beat the French with a score of 4:2
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The US ice hockey team defeated Latvia 4-1 in the opening game of the World Championships in Finland.
Riley Barber (8th minute), Seth Jones (11th), Thomas Bordelo (12th) and Sam Lafferty (21st) scored as the winners. The losers scored Andris Dzherinsh (42nd).
Teams are in Group B along with Finland, Czech Republic, Sweden, Norway, Great Britain and Austria.
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In the parallel match of group A, the Slovakian team beat the French team with a score of 4:2.
The World Championship takes place from 13 to 29 May in Tampere and Helsinki. The national teams of Russia and Belarus were suspended from participation in the tournament.