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Hundreds gather to welcome Latvian hockey team at Riga Airport

BC, Riga, 18.05.2017.Print version

Hundreds of hockey fans gathered at Riga International Airport last night to greet the Latvian hockey team arriving back from the Ice Hockey World Championships in Germany, LETA observed.

The merry fans greeted the players with songs and loud ovations.

The crowd also took pictures and got autographs from the players, with head coach Bob Hartley and Buffalo Sabres forward Zemgus Girgensons taking some extra time to meet with the fans.

Despite winning three games and playing well throughout the tournament, the Latvian ice hockey team failed to qualify for the tournament's quarterfinals by a single point.

The Latvian squad has not qualified for the quarterfinals of the World Championships since 2009.

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