Canada reached the World Hockey Championship final in Latvia on Sunday, defeating the United States 4-2 and defending Finland 2-1.
|Andrew Mangyapan (88) scored twice for the American goal (Photo: AFP)
Canada And that United States of America In this world championship, they played each other once in the group stage: on May 23, the Americans scored a 5-1 victory over the Canadians, who began the World Cup with three defeats in an unprecedented way.
Since then, the world order was “restored”, the Canadian team advanced from its group with a little German help, then defeated the Russians and moved to the top four. The Americans were the first to advance to the group knockout stage with a 6-1 victory over Slovakia in the first round.
The Americans have scored just nine goals in their eight games so far, but were soon behind in the semi-finals at the start of the third minute, they managed to equalize Colin Blackwell’s fourth goal at this year’s World Cup in the first third. Canada reclaimed the lead early in the second half with a hit from Andrew Mangyapan, one of the tournament’s best players, and at the start of the third quarter, the Calgary player brilliantly doubled the Maple Leaf advantage by deceiving the American goalkeeper. It was Mangiapane’s seventh hit in this World Cup, catching Britain’s Liam Kirko at the top of the list. Jamal the US national team after three minutes (2-3), but the goalkeeper’s goal blank in the last minute permanently sealed his fate. 2-4
Canada can play in the fifth of the last six World Cups.
|Finland’s Hannes Björninen made a fatal mistake by scoring a goal in the first third (Photo: AFP)
The defending champion in the second semi-final Finland With the surprise team in the tournament, reaching the top four for the first time since 2010 with Germany applauded. The Finns scored two goals from their five shots in the first quarter, but that did not discourage them, and in the second half they beautified Matthias Blacha with a great human advantage (2-1). In the last term, the Germans played in front, but no more goals were scored, but “in return” the match ended in the mood of Paprika: at 59:43 Markus Eisenschmid received a two-minute offer from the Germans and Ohtama came from the Finns.
Germany’s last chance would have come if, a little over ten seconds before the end, he had brought a puck after party into the Finnish third, but the northerners managed to free him and after that the Germans could no longer return to their gates. .
In the same way 2-1The Finnish success came as a result of a team match for the two teams a week ago.
Canada and Finland could compete against each other in the final for the fifth time in the history of the World Hockey Championship after 1994, 2007, 2016 and 2019; In the finals two years ago, the Finns stood 0-1 to 3-1.
World Hockey Championship, Riga
United States and Canada 2-4 (1–1, 0–1, 1-2)
Finland – Germany 2-1 (2–0, 0–1, 0–0)
June 6 (Sunday)
14.15: For third place, the United States and Germany
19.15: Final, Canada and Finland