Hosts Finland beat Canada to complete ‘Incredible’ series with World Hockey Championship

Tampere, Finland – Sakari Maninen scored in a solid 6m 42sec of 3v3 overtime as Finland beat Canada 4-3 on Sunday to claim their fourth World Hockey Championship title.

Host Finland completed the Olympic world double after winning in China in February, joining Sweden in 2006 as the only countries to win Olympic and world titles in the same year.

“It’s unbelievable,” said Finnish coach Jukka Jalonen. “You can’t even understand what happened. Maybe in the summer we can find out what really happened. But three months and two gold medals – it’s incredible!”

Ottawa Senators Defensemen Thomas Chabot He was kicked out for fixation, setting up the winning power play. With a 4-on-3 advantage, Manninen scored one timer from the right circle from a pass from the Nashville Predators center. Michael Granlund.

“I think it’s pretty obvious the guy threw himself, but at the end of the day, my stick was there and I put myself in this situation, so it’s a hockey call and things happen fast,” Chabot said. “But I think everyone can agree that it was kind of a dive, I think.”

Canadian Center has been added Pierre Luc DuboisWinnipeg Jets striker: “You work hard and for that to be decided that’s bad. We know when we come to these tournaments, it’s different rules, but that’s not the point. It’s frustrating. You don’t” I don’t know Even the rule book anymore.”

The two countries met for the third time in a row in the finals. Finland beat Canada in 2019 in Slovakia, and Canada topped the Finns last year in Latvia. 2020 event has been cancelled.

Granlund scored two goals and the Montreal Canadiens striker Joel Jeremiah Added a goal for Finland. Jussi Olkinuora made 19 saves.

Dylan CousinsAnd the Zack Whitecloud And the Max Comtowethe Anaheim Ducks striker, scored for Canada, with Whitecloud and Comtois calling in late in the third half with goalkeeper Matt Tomkins suspended as an additional striker.

“It was crazy,” said Granlund, who joined the team after eliminating the Predators in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. “It was great! What an end to the match. They tied in the third game, but we found a way in the end and that’s great.”

White Cloud, the defending man for the Vegas Golden Knights, managed to push Canada one distance with 2:12 remaining and Comtoua tied them at 1:24.

“It’s the battle for our team,” said the Canada striker. Cole Selinger, who just finished the junior season with the Columbus Blue Jackets. “We never give up. We pushed them to the end, a pity there was another penalty in overtime and they benefited. They played a great hockey game, congratulations.”

The Cozens, a center for the Buffalo Sabers, opened the scoring for Canada in a power game early in the second half. But Granlund tied early for third place with a 5v3 advantage with Canada Noah Gregor (Tumbling) and Sillinger (High Stickiness) serve penalties.

Canadian goalkeeper Chris Dredger, who had just finished his first season with the Seattle Kraken, was injured while playing and was replaced by Tomkins, who quickly succumbed to the power-playing second goal for Backlund. Armia made it 3-1 with 5:56 left in regulation on a wrist shot through traffic.

In the third-place match, the Boston Bruins star David Pasternak He has a hat-trick against his teammate in the National Hockey League Jeremy SwaymanThe goalkeeper of the USA and the Czech Republic won 8-4.

Swayman, who shared a trailing lag with the Americans after the Bruins’ first-round season ended earlier this month, was 3-0 in the weekend’s head-to-head tournament, only to lose to Finland and the Czech Republic on back-to-back days.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.