Finland defeats Canada in overtime (4-3) to become the new World champion

Finland won the World Cup that they were organizing in front of 11,000 people. In Tampere, against the (former) reigning champion Canada they become world champion for their 4th time (1995, 2011 and 2019). It was only during the extra time that Finnish players were able to score the winning goal thanks to Manninen.

At the beginning of the game, the Canadians dominated in the first period and opened the scoring with a long-range shot from Dylan Cozens. Finland’s Mikael Granlund took advantage of the two-minute power play to find the net twice (2-1). His teammate Joel Armia added to the score by taking advantage of the of the Canadian defense following (3-1). But the Canadians pulled out the overtime at the very end of the game by coming back to score with Zach Whitecloud (3-2), then Max Comtois (3-3).

Jussi Olkinuora named mvp of the tournament: Finnish goalkeeper Jussi Olkinuora stopped 19 shots and was named the tournament’s MVP by the journalists’ vote.

Valterri Filppula new member of the “Triple Gold Cup”: Captain Valtteri Filppula become the 30th member and the first Finnish in history to join the “Triple Gold Cup” (NHL-Olympics-World Cup).

Third place for the Czech Republic against USA: Earlier in the afternoon, the Czech Republic won the bronze medal against the United States (8-4).

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