Switzerland recovered from a gradual begin to beat France as they saved their excellent report at this yr’s Worldwide Ice Hockey Federation World Championship intact in Finland.

Targets from Alexandre Texier and Valentin Claireaux put France 2-0 in entrance inside the primary 13 minutes on the Helsinki Ice Corridor.

Switzerland had all of it to do however they responded in positive trend as Nico Hischier struck twice and Damien Riat and Dean Kukan grabbed the opposite to finish a 5-2 comeback triumph.

The victory retains Switzerland on the high of Group A with six wins from six, three factors forward of nearest rivals Germany.

“We weren’t as prepared as we should always have been to start out,” stated Swiss ahead Philipp Kurashev.

“I believe we had been struggling a little bit bit.

“They got here out flying.

“They had been quick at the beginning, however I believe we responded very well within the second and third and bought the win.

“We created quite a lot of probabilities within the first however we had been a little bit too cute and attempting to do an excessive amount of, over-passing.

“On the finish, we scored sufficient to win, and that is all that issues.”

Germany additionally got here by a tricky take a look at to stay on Switzerland’s coattails as they battled to a 5-4 win over Kazakhstan.

There have been 5 objectives in a frantic first interval with Daniel Fischbuch giving Germany a 3-2 lead after Jonas Muller and Leonhard Pfoderl additionally hit the goal.

Roman Starchenko and Yegor Petukhov had put Kazakhstan in entrance on two events however they discovered themselves dealing with a two-goal deficit at the beginning of the second interval.

Lukas Reichel scored to make it 4-2 to Germany earlier than Pavel Akolzin reduce the deficit to 1 aim for Kazakhstan.

Nikita Mikhailis levelled just for Yasin Ehliz to attain what proved to be the winner.

Sweden have moved inside one level of Group B leaders Finland after thrashing Norway 7-1 on the Nokia Enviornment in Tampere.

Rasmus Asplund and Jacob Peterson each bagged braces, whereas Max Friberg, Williams Nylander and Lucas Wallmark netted the others to finish the rout.

Within the different Group B conflict, Latvia got here from 3-1 behind to beat Britain 4-3.

Brett Perlini and Cade Neilson put Britain 2-0 forward earlier than Oskars Batna hit again for Latvia.

Britain created a two-goal cushion once more when Lewis Hook scored earlier than Latvia got here charging again.

Janis Jaks reduce the deficit earlier than Rihards Bukarts levelled issues and Andris Dzerins bagged the winner.