Canada have risen to the highest of Group A after taking part in out an exhilarating tie in opposition to bottom-placed Kazakhstan on the Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship in Tampere.

A hattrick from Dylan Cozens was the distinction maker within the match which ended 6-3 to Canada.

Canada led after a back-and-forth first interval with Cozens, Drake Batherson and Adam Lowry getting on the scoresheet.

Yegor Petukhov and Arkadi Shestakov had been the scorers for Kazakhstan.

Damon Severson prolonged Canada’s benefit within the second interval earlier than Kirill Savitsky lowered the deficit again to at least one within the third interval.

A double from Cozens after assured the factors for Canada which fires them to first within the standings.

In the meantime, Germany edged Denmark 1-0 due to a second interval strike from Marc Michaelis.

Germany are third and Denmark are one place under.

In Group B, Czech Republic thrashed Latvia 5-1.

5 totally different scorers contributed to the Czech’s beautiful first interval rout in opposition to Latvia.

Hynet Zohorna opened the scoring simply after 4 minutes on the clock earlier than Roman Červenka and Michael Spacek made it 3-0.

Tomáš Hertl added a fourth and David Pastrňák accomplished the frenzy.

Arturs Kulda acquired one again for Latvia nevertheless it did little to spur a late rally.

Czech Republic are fourth whereas Latvia are seventh.

The opposite Group B match noticed the USA stroll to a cushty 3-0 win in opposition to Britain.

A second interval objective from Ben Meyers and two from Kieffer Bellows within the third interval secured the victory.

The US are third as Britain stay on one level.