Video: 2012 World Junior Championship – Kristians Pelss and Kristers Gudlevskis,

By Ken McKenna

Winning the 2012 World Junior Championship was a tall order for the Latvian squad coming into the event.  But, after two days of the tournament, their road has become even more difficult following their 3-1 loss to Slovakia, their second in as many days.  Still, while no one expected this team to contend for a medal, Latvia has put forth a good effort and has for the most part looked respectable against stronger competition.

Edmonton Oilers prospect Kristians Pelss and Latvia’s starting goaltender, Kristers Gudlevskis, talked to the media following their loss to Slovakia.