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Hockey: Canada, who started with three defeats, becomes world champion

Hockey: Canada, who started with three defeats, becomes world champion

Canada, which started the World Cup with three defeats, defeated Finland in the final of the World Hockey Championship in Riga and won the gold medal for the 27th time.

Canada wins the 2021 World Hockey Championship (Photo: AFP)


Canada, who leads the 27th World Cup, and Finland, the fourth country to hold the throne, defended Finland for the fifth time in the World Cup final. In 1994, 2007 and 2016, North America, and in 2019, Northern Europe, won a gold-medal match.

The two teams had already clashed with each other in the final round of the group stage, and the Finns defeated the Canadians after extra time.

The first half of the final was also perfectly balanced, with both teams scoring eight times, but while Josie Olkenora defended flawlessly, Darcy Quimper’s problem recovered. Mikael Ruhuma Attempt. The Canadians tied in the second third Maxime Comtoi Then it seemed that Adam Henrique was translating into this part of the game. However, after filming, it turned out that the goal was scored under irregular conditions, so the teams were waiting 1-1 with the final third.

In the sixth minute of the last period, the Canadians faced a huge situation in front of the empty Finnish goal, but seconds later the European players were happy. Petrie Lindbaum Goal. Seven minutes later Henrique Now he scored a regular goal, which was enough to equalize and fight in overtime.

After 2–2, the extra 20 minutes came with three matches. Despite the exhaustion, the match, which had not been slow until then, accelerated even more, and in the seventh minute, the Canadians jumped two on one. Conor Brown, who scored his third goal in the final Nick Bolal He played together, and Olkinuora had no chance.

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Canada, who started the World Cup with three defeats, responded to their defeat in the group lap and won the world title for the 27th time. In terms of normal playing time, Finland was undefeated in Championship A 2019-ho After his victory, silver returned again – for the eighth time.

World Hockey Championship, Riga
Finland – Canada 2-3 (1–0, 0–1, 1–1, 0–1) – after extension
g: Ruhama (9), Lindbaum (46), Illness. Comtoa (25), Henrique (53 – human advantage), Paul (67)

for third place

The United States and Germany 6-1

World Championship Final Driving
1. Canada
2. Finland
3. United States
4. Germany
5. The Russian team
6. Switzerland
7. Czech Republic
8. Slovakia
9. Sweden
10. Kazakhstan
11. Latvia
12. Denmark
13. Norway
14. Great Britain
15. Belarus *
16. Italy *
* As no world championships are held at the divisional level, the Belarusian and Italian teams will be in the elite category next year as well.

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