LATVIA UPSETS SWITZERLAND TO REACH QUARTERS IN MEN’S HOCKEY

Latvia has just one win at the Sochi Games. But somehow it is still alive to win a medal in the men’s hockey tournament.

After going winless in Group C play, Latvia advanced to the quarter-finals on Tuesday and exacted a measure of revenge against Switzerland, as Lauris Darzins scored twice to help eliminate the Swiss with a 3-1 upset win.

Edgars Masalskis stopped 32-of-33 shots for Latvia, which will now play heavily-favoured Canada in Wednesday’s quarter-finals.

Swiss goaltender Jonas Hiller, who came into this game having not allowed a goal with two shutouts, including one over Latvia, surrendered two first-period goals and ended the game with 19 saves.

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