Ice Hockey-Latvia beat U.S. to claim historic World Championship bronze

  • Hockey
  • Monday, 29 May 2023

Ice Hockey - IIHF World Ice Hockey Championship 2023 - Bronze Medal - United States v Latvia - Nokia Arena, Tampere, Finland - May 28, 2023 Latvia's Kristians Rubins celebrates scoring their third goal with teammates JUSSI NUKARI/Lehtikuva via REUTERS

TAMPERE, Finland (Reuters) - Latvia won their first ice hockey World Championship medal on Sunday after holding on for a 4-3 win over the United States in Tampere to claim bronze.

Kristians Rubins was Latvia's hero, scoring a late equaliser and a sudden-death winner to complete a turnaround in front of a packed Nokia Arena.

The United States' 90-year title drought continued after they last won the tournament in 1933.

Canada and Germany will play in the final later on Sunday.

(Reporting by Tommy Lund in Gdansk; Editing by Toby Davis)

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