Latvia and Norway – pictured are team captains Ole-Kristian Tollefsen and Kaspars Daugavins during the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship – are among the hosts together with Belarus for the Final Olympic Qualification. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
MINSK/OSLO/RIGA – Ready, steady, go! The hunt is on for the last three remaining spots at the Olympic men’s ice hockey tournament in PyeongChang 2018. 12 team battle in the Final Olympic Qualification in Minsk, Riga and Oslo.
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Zemgus Girgensons (middle) celebrates a goal with his Latvian teammates and fans during an IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. This week he hopes to celebrate on home ice in Riga at the Final Olympic Qualification. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
RIGA – There’s no secret about Zemgus Girgensons’ strong bond with Latvia. That’s where the Buffalo Sabres forward comes from and where he got so many votes from to be lifted to...