- The Czech Republic (against Great Britain) and Slovakia (against Denmark) won Group A at the Ice Hockey World Championships in Riga.
- Despite a good performance, Switzerland is defeated by Russia 1: 4.
- Thanks to their 2-1 win against Germany, Finland is the first to take part in the quarter-finals.
- The USA beat Norway with the same result.
Slovakia 2-0 Denmark: Thanks to a 2-0 win against Denmark, Slovakia catch up with leader Russia again. You had to wait a long time for goals in the game. It was only in the 48th minute that Peter Cehlarik broke the spell and took the lead. 5 minutes later Slovakia doubled in the person of Adam Janosik.
Czech Republic – Great Britain 6-1: Thanks to an easy win against Great Britain, the Czech Republic remains on the quarter-finals course in the “Swiss” Group A and moves up to fourth place. The Czechs were already 4-0 up at half of the game and subsequently left nothing to be desired. A total of 7 different players could be entered in the scorer list.
Germany 1-2 Finland: After 3 victories at the start of the World Cup, Germany suffered the second defeat in a row. The 2018 Olympic runners-up were defeated 1: 2 against Finland. Arttu Ruotsalainen scored the game winning goal for the reigning world champion in the 52nd minute. Finland is in Group B with 13 points from 5 games as the first quarter-final participant.
Norway 1-2 USA: The USA came in their 5th group game to their 4th victory. Against Norway, the Americans lived up to their role as favorites and won 2-1. Because the Scandinavians hit the next goal in the 56th minute, the USA had to tremble about 3 points until the end. With only 5 points from 6 games, Norway has no chance of qualifying for the quarter-finals.
Italy – Kazakhstan 3:11: The strong climber Kazakhstan caused the next exclamation mark at the World Cup. The team from the former Soviet republic celebrated their 4th victory in the 6th game with 11: 3 against Italy and overtook Germany with 10 points in Group B and temporarily occupied 3rd place. Only in the last third (2: 8) fell overall 10 goals.