International Ice Hockey Federation

Widening the appeal

Lithuania aims to capitalize on success

Published 01.05.2018 07:19 GMT+3 | Author Henrik Manninen
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Petras Nauseda watches a game at the 2018 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Division I Group B on home ice in Kaunas, Lithuania. Photo: Sarunas Mazeika
With an average of 7,368 watching its home favourites win gold in Div. IB, the host city of Kaunas is now in sharp focus as Lithuanian hockey targets growth.


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Lithuania moving up

Next stop: Division IA

Published 29.04.2018 11:45 GMT+3 | Author Henrik Manninen
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Joy for Lithuania as they celebrate winning Division 1B / Photo: Sarunas Mazeika
In front of 10,170 ecstatic home fans, Lithuania celebrates winning gold in Division IB after downing Estonia, 4-1.


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Japan routs Ukraine

Final day win secures medal

Published 28.04.2018 21:00 GMT+3 | Author Henrik Manninen
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Japan's Ryo Hashimito (centre) scored twice in their victory against Ukraine./ Photo: Sarunas Mazeika
Japan was in command from start to finish as they strolled to brush aside Ukraine 7-1 in their final game of Division IB.


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