Canada wins Men’s Ice Hockey World Championship for 28th time; Latvia is bronze

Canada won this Sunday (28) the title of the Men’s Ice Hockey World Cup, played in Finland and Latvia.

In the final, played in Tampere (FIN), the Canadians faced the dangers of Germany, who had broken the unbeaten record of the United States in the semi-finals.

The Germans took the lead with Peterka in the first half, but Canada reacted in the same period by drawing with Blais.

The second period was tied, with Fischbuch giving Germany the lead and Crouse equalizing again for the Canadians.

The last period was dominated by Canada. With Blais, Toffoli and Laughton scoring and solidifying the Canadians’ 5-2 win.

It was Canada’s 28th world title. Assume isolated leadership when overtaking Russia, which has 5 titles as Russia and 22 as the Soviet Union.

Latvia takes bronze

Latvia came back to surprise and won bronze after beating the United States. The Latvians took the lead with Bukarts, but the Americans drew with Grimaldi.

Also in the first half, Jaks put Latvia in front, and Grimaldi came back to equalise. Coronato turned things around for USA in the third period and with just over 5 minutes left in the game, Rubins equalized, closing the score at 3-3 and forcing extra time.

In added time with a golden goal, Rubins again scored the goal, which this time gave third place for the 3rd time to one of the hosts of the competition.

The Latvians also won the World MVP award, along with Arturs Silovs.

Benjamin Allen

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