Hockey: Nedved goal key in Czech win over Latvia

Veteran Czech hockey player Petr Nedved helped the national squad overcome Latvia in their group stage match at the Ice Hockey World Championship on Thursday, scoring a crucial go-ahead goal in the third period to solidify Czech chances of securing a quarterfinal berth. The Czech Republic beat Latvia 3:1 in what proved to be a tough match in which both sides were long even. With the win, the Czech Republic moved to third spot in their group with 8 points, just behind Sweden and Russia who have 12 apiece.