Kazakhstan surprises Switzerland in shootout at worlds

May 7, 2016

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) Switzerland had a surprise 3-2 shootout loss to Kazakhstan at the world championship on Saturday.

Despite leading 51-27 on shots, the Swiss struggled to beat Kazakh goaltender Vitaly Kolesnik before Canada-born wing Nigel Dawes secured the win for Kazakhstan in the shootout.

Also, Slovakia won 4-1 against Hungary. The Hungarian team is in the top level of the world championship for only the second time since 1939 and plays Canada on Sunday.

Hungary's coach Rich Chernomaz, a former world championship bronze medalist as a player with Canada, wants his team to cut out mistakes, saying that ''if you don't bring or translate the trust and belief in what you have to work with, then you're dead before you get started.''