Olympic champions Finland have retaken prime spot in Group B after thrashing bottom-placed Britain 6-0 on the Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championship in Tampere.

Six completely different scorers for the Finns struck equally throughout the three durations with Niklas Friman and Juuso Hietanen opening the scoring.

Valtteri Filppula and Joel Armia adopted within the second interval earlier than Saku Mäenalanen and Toni Rajala rounded off the victory.

In the meantime, Latvia overcame Austria in a shoot-out following a 3-3 tie within the different Group B fixture.

After a goalless first interval, Benjamin Nißner of Austria and Rudolfs Balcers of Latvia scored for his or her groups.

Rihards Bukarts handed Latvia their first lead of the match earlier than Dominique Heinrich levelled.

Balcers restored Latvia’s benefit beneath 5 minutes until the break.

Thomas Raffl equalised but it surely led to useless as Bukarts netted the profitable try within the shoot-out.

In Group A, Germany crushed Italy 9-4 following a 4-0 jumpstart within the first interval.

Alexander Karachun, Kai Wissmann, Yasin Ehliz and Daniel Fischbuch had been on the scoresheet within the first interval.

Slovakia played out a thriller against Kazakhstan at the IIHF World Championship ©Getty Images
Slovakia performed out a thriller in opposition to Kazakhstan on the IIHF World Championship ©Getty Photos

Lukas Reichel added to Germany’s tally earlier than Tommaso Traversa obtained one again for the Italians.

Fischbuch obtained his second of the night time to finish the second interval.

Ehliz and Karachun made it 8-2 to the Germans moments after the break.

Italy’s Luca Frigo and Daniel Mantenuto netted comfort objectives.

Samuel Soramies scored Germany’s ninth.

Alex Petan was profitable in decreasing the deficit seconds from the top.

The ultimate match of the day noticed Slovakia defeat Kazakhstan 4-3.

Kirill Panyukov and Dmitri Shevchenko overturned an early Slovakian lead by way of Andrej Kollár.

Slovakia countered within the second interval due to objectives from Martin Fehérváry, Adam Liska and Juraj Slafkovský.

Panyukov introduced Kazakhstan again into the match quickly into the third interval however Slovakia had been in a position to shut out for the win.