Team Latvia hockey preview: Experience vast, but not enough

Sandis Ozolinsh

Team Latvia hockey has had some famous players do damage on international ice. Arturs Irbe is easily the most famous player in national history. Latvian head coach and current Buffalo Sabres bench boss Ted Nolan has his work cut out for him as only five players have NHL experience.

The majority of Team Latvia plays in the Kontinental Hockey League for Dynamo Riga based in Latvia.


Sabres rookie Zemgus Girgensons is the most relevant player on the top lines. Kaspars Daugavins and Janis Sprukts have time in the NHL, but played character roles. [Read more…]