(Prague) Finland scored its first victory at the World Hockey Championship on Sunday, winning 8-0 over Great Britain.

Oliver Kapanen scored a hat trick and Mikael Granlund provided four assists in Group A.

The Finns were beaten 1-0 by the Czechs in their first match.

Emil Larmi blocked 14 shots. Finland will play again on Monday, against Norway.

The British lost a second time in a row, including a 4-2 loss to Canada.

The Slovaks also obtained a first victory, 6-2 at the expense of Kazakhstan, in group B.

Slovakia will be in action again on Monday, against the United States.

Last year’s bronze medalists, Latvia beat France 3-2 in overtime, thanks to a goal from captain Kaspars Daugavins.

Later Sunday, Nico Hischier broke the deadlock with just 51 seconds remaining in the match, giving Switzerland a 6-5 victory over Austria.

Hischier concluded the game with a hat trick and an assist. Roman Josi collected two goals and two assists for the Swiss.

Clemens Unterweger led Austria’s attack with a goal and two assists. Lukas Haudum added two goals.

Finally, Erik Karlsson scored two goals to help Sweden beat Poland 5-1.

Andre Burakovsky and Marcus Johansson both had a goal and an assist for the Swedes. Lucas Raymond also threaded the needle in victory.

Alan Lyszczarczyk denied Filip Gustavsson a shutout in the third period.