The hockey players of the Russian national team lost to the Swiss team in the first match of the Eurochallenge. The game took place in the city of Biel at the Tissot Arena and ended with a score of 3: 1 in favor of the hosts.
The Swiss scored the first goal in the 17th minute. Distinguished by Jason Fuchs. Russian Evgeny Timkin equalized in the 29th minute. In the last ten minutes, the players of the Swiss national team Christoph Berczy and Inti Pestoni brought their team a victory with precise throws against the Russians.
Eurochallenge matches are held in preparation for the Ice Hockey World Championship. It will take place in Riga from May 21 to June 6.
Spectators will not be allowed to attend hockey matches. The Prime Minister of Latvia explained this by the difficult epidemiological situation in the country.