Canada loses in overtime;  Finland wins gold

Canada loses in overtime; Finland wins gold

After the bronze medal earlier in the morning, a place for the gold medal.

For the occasion, Canada and Finland faced each other or if you want: Josh Anderson against Joel Armia.

In the end, Finland won.

The match was played with a lot of intensity and was very close. We had to wait until the second half to see the first goal.

The Canadians got on the scoreboard first thanks to a very good goal from Dylan Cozens. The Buffalo Sabers forward fired a catch on the power play to give his nation the lead.

Coincidentally, Cozens is at the top of the tournament scorers.

It was the first understaffing goal conceded of the tournament by the Finns.

At the beginning of the third period, Canada played with fire. He offered two 5 against three to the Finns, who did not take advantage of this gift at the first opportunity. But during the second, they made Claude Julien’s company pay.

Mikael Granlund tied the match.

However, Cole Sillinger’s sanction was undeserved. Miro Heiskanen was hit in the face with his stick…

In short, the score was tied 1-1 at the time. In Finland’s goal, Canadian goalkeeper Chris Driedger was injured and had to be replaced by Matt Tomkins, the team’s number three goalkeeper. He had not played since April 23 with Frolunda. Logan Thompson was injured earlier in the tournament.

Granlund added a few moments later to give the Blues the lead for the first time in the game.

Joel Armia then did a lot of damage to the Canadians with a perfect shot over the top. 3-1 Finland.

Strangely, Pierre Houde’s voice doesn’t rise when Armia scores a goal…

Five goals and three assists for him in the tournament.

With just over two minutes remaining in the game, Claude Julien decided to withdraw his goalkeeper. That decision paid off: Zach Whitecloud brought Canada back to life and closed the gap to one.

Josh Anderson picked up an assist on the goal.

Then, with just over a minute left in the game, Canada tied the game. Miracle, it’s 3-3!

Therefore, it is a three-on-three overtime session that will decide which nation will win the World Championship.

Last year, Nick Paul gave Canada the victory in overtime against these same Finns. Who will achieve the feat this time?

He is not a Canadian player…

On the power play (penalty on Thomas Chabot), Sakari Manninen gave Finland the win.

Final score: 4-3 Finland

The referees stole the show…

Here are the final standings:

1. Finland

2. Canada

3. the Czech Republic

4. the United States

5. Switzerland

6. Sweden

7. Germany

8. Slovakia

9. Denmark

10. Latvia

11. Austrian

12. France

13. Norway

14. Kazakhstan

15. Italy

16. the United Kingdom

A lot of

– What a match for our favorite despite everything.

– Nice gesture from both strikers.

– Message from Joe.

– Nick’s message.

– Gascon, Gaucher, and Roy were nominated for the Paul-Dumont Trophy.


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