Mike Kunzle had a two goal day for Team Switzerland. Mandatory Credit - gcklions.ch

#WJC2013 - Switzerland 7, Latvia 2

Six different skaters scored goals for Team Switzerland as they soundly defeated Team Latvia by a score of 7-2.

Switzerland’s Mike Kunzle had a two goal performance, while Tanner Richard tallied three assists.

  • Team Latvia made it interesting early on (it was 1-0 Latvia, then 3-2 Switzerland at one point), but the gap grew wide fast.  Switzerland was able to put up a combined 39 shots on the Latvian tandem of Elvis Merzlikins and Ivars Punnenovs.  Team Latvia served up 23 shots on Swiss netminder Luca Boltshauser.
  • UGLY START:  It’s been just two games, but Team Latvia needs to channel their inner Arturs Irbe.  Latvia has been outscored by a margin of 12-3.  As bad as that looks, it’s not quite as bad of a two-game set as Team Germany (17-3).
  • Two goals for Switzerland’s Mike Kunzle, single goals scored by Christof Bertschy,  Lucas Balmelli, Alessio Bertaggia, Sandro Zangger and Sven Andrighetto
  • Latvia’s goals were scored by Nikolajs Jelisejevs (he had one yesterday) and  Arturs Sevcenko.
  • Team Switzerland (1-0) takes on Team Sweden on Friday at 5:00 AM (7 Eastern) while Team Latvia (0-2) looks for the win column against Team Sweden on Saturday at 5:00 AM (7 Eastern).

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