RIGA - When the Latvian men’s hockey team begin their 2012 IIHF World Championships campaign against Russia in Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday night, it will signal the beginning of what is shaping up to be one of Latvia’s best results in recent memory. With new coach Canadian Ted Nolan at the helm, early signs are promising for Latvia as the maroon-and-whites completed a successful build-up month with back-to-back victories over France on Monday and Tuesday.Bolstered by the arrival in the past days of Oskars Bartulis and Kaspars Daugavins, who both joined the squad followin...
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