HockeyBird, the ocfficial mascot of the World Championships, poses with children ahead of the Group H game Belarus vs France in the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, on May
Caretaker coach of Bayer Leverkusen Sami Hyypiä attends his first training session in Leverkusen, on April 3, 2012. Leverkusen on April 1, 2012 sacked coach Robin Dutt in the wake of his team's 2-0 home defeat by Freiburg in the German league with ex-Liverpool defender Hyypia stepping in as caretaker coach.
Finland’s captain Mikko Koivu meets media in mixed zone after the Group H preliminary game Finland vs Canada in the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in Helsinki, Finland on May
Slovakia’s Miroslav Satan (L) tries to break through from Kazakhstan’s Dmitri Dudarev behind Vadim Krasnoslobodtsev during Group H game Slovakia vs Kazakhstan of the 2012 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, on May
Switzerland’s goalkeeper Reto Berra, right, saves the puck against Kazakhstan’s Yevgeni Bugamin, left, during the Ice Hockey World Championships preliminary round group match between Switzerland and Kazakhstan at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki