The semi-final match in Tampere witnessed a fierce battle from the first minutes, and although the Canadians had several shots on goal, they were unable to convert them into goals, unlike Latvia, who after eight good minutes. Dan Lukmelis They took the initiative by surprise.
But the second third came under great pressure from the North Americans, who eventually succeeded Sammy Blais They were able to equalize after more than 15 minutes, but Latvia responded with a goal after just one minute. Rudolfs Balsr during.
Canada is in third place Jack Quinn With his goal, he equalized after only 45 seconds, then remained in the lead, and a few minutes later Adam Fantelli After a beautiful series of tricks, the Maple Leaf team was able to take the lead for the first time, which was able to increase the difference in the last minute, when Scott Lawton Making the final score 4-2 with an empty net goal.
In the other semi-final match, the US team, which was unbeaten in the top four, took a lightning-fast lead with two goals, but the Germans responded with an equally quick brace in the first half, and after a full 16 minutes, the match ended at 2-2.
In the second trimester Michael Isimon Through it, the American team regained the advantage and for a long time seemed to seize it with the slightest advantage. But a minute and a half before the end of normal time Marcel Noebles Tie, and it could come to ten minutes extra time.
In this Frederick Teifels He decided on his goal, and Germany achieved its best World Cup result after winning World Cup silver medals in 1930 and 1953 (the latter as East Germany).
If he also beats Canada, which is seeking a 28th World Cup gold medal, he will become world champion in the sport for the first time. In 1930 they met Canada in the final and lost 6-1, while in 1953 they finished in the group stage behind Sweden in a four-team tournament from which Czechoslovakia was eliminated.
Last Sunday from 19.20 in Tampere.
Ice Hockey World Championship
Canada-Latvia 4-2 (0-1, 1-1, 3-0)
Germany – USA 4-3 (2–2, 0–1, 1–0, 1–0) – After extand
For third place
14.20: United States and Latvia