Canada Wins World Men’s Hockey Title in Overtime; USA wins bronze medal match
Posted On June 10, 2021
Nick paul scored in overtime on a 2-1 break with his Ottawa Senators teammate Connor brown and Canada won its 27th world hockey title by beating Finland 3-2 in Riga, Latvia on Sunday night.
Brown slid the puck towards Paul and he beat the goalie Jussi Olkinuora 6:26 in the supplemental image.
Maxime Comtois other Adam henrique Also scored for Canada, who looked depressed after losing their first three games in Riga before embarking on an unlikely race to the top of the podium.
Brown assisted on all three goals for Canada in the final to end the championship with a tournament-high 16 points (two goals, 14 assists).
André Mangiapane, whose arrival midway through the preliminaries provided a spark for Canada, who was named player of the tournament. The Calgary Flames forward has seven goals, including the winners of the quarterfinals and semi-finals of Canada, and four assists in seven games.
Darcy kuemper made 29 saves.
Earlier, the American men won bronze, beating Germany 6-1.
The Americans have won bronze for the fourth time in the last eight world championship tournaments dating back to 2013. Their last silver at a standalone world championship dates back to 1950. Their last gold at a world championship stand-alone dates back to 1933.
The United States were the top team in group play, going 6-1. After beating Slovakia 6-1 in the quarter-finals, they lost to Canada 4-2 in the semi-finals on Saturday.
The US roster included a player with Olympic experience, the 2018 Olympic forward Ryan donato, and a player who was on an all-star NHL team, attacking Brian boyle.
Captain Justin abdelkader missed the entire playoff round due to a lower body injury.
The Canadian team was also lacking all of its NHL superstars, some of whom are still in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The NHL did not compete in the 2018 Olympics, but is expected to send players to the Winter Games next year.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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