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SportFinland upsets Canada to win gold at World Championship for 3rd time

00:15  27 may  2019
00:15  27 may  2019 Source:   thescore.com

Kakko scores 3 as Finland beats Slovakia; Czechs rout Norway

Kakko scores 3 as Finland beats Slovakia; Czechs rout Norway Kaapo Kakko scored a hat trick to lift Finland to a 4-2 win over host Slovakia at the ice hockey world championship on Saturday. Kakko, who led Finland with two goals in an upset 3-1 win over Canada on Friday, netted his first with 3:49 to go in the first period for a 2-1 lead. Martin Marincin equalized for Slovakia in the second before Kakko scored midway through third in Group A in Kosice. He added his third into an empty net with 15 seconds remaining. The 18-year-old Kakko is considered a possible first pick in the NHL draft. Finland next plays the United States on Monday.

With this, Canada has now won two of the four Under 19 tournaments that have been held since 2009. Early in the third, Morand found Rocheleau again, this time on a 67 yard play action pass to widen the lead to 21-3. Blanchard kicked a 40 yard field goal for Canada and Fagg kicked a 27 yarder

Finland upset Team USA with a 3-2 win in the gold medal game on Saturday night in Vancouver. It's Finland 's first gold at the tournament since 2016 Quarters: Canada stunned by Finland in OT. The opening day of the elimination round featured two stunning upsets , but the biggest one came when

Finland upsets Canada to win gold at World Championship for 3rd time© JOE KLAMAR / AFP / Getty

Finland upset Canada on Sunday to take gold at the 2019 IIHF World Championship, winning 3-1.

It's the third time the Finns have won the event, and their first victory since 2011. The resilient group faced a major uphill battle during the tournament, going head to head with powerhouses Sweden, Russia, and Canada in the medal round this year.

Defenseman Henri Jokiharju was the only player on Finland's roster with NHL experience. The 19-year-old split the 2018-19 season between the Chicago Blackhawks and the AHL's Rockford IceHogs.

Canada started strong in Sunday's game, with blue-liner Shea Theodore opening the scoring midway through the first period. Marko Antilla then tied it up for Finland in the middle frame. He didn't record a point during the preliminary stage of the tournament, but the Finnish captain bagged a goal in each of his country's elimination games.

Dylan Larkin lifts US to 3-2 OT win over Finland at worlds

Dylan Larkin lifts US to 3-2 OT win over Finland at worlds Dylan Larkin scored with 1:13 left in overtime and Cory Schneider stopped 24 shots, lifting the United States to a 3-2 win over Finland on Monday at the world hockey championship.Larkin ended the 3-on-3 overtime, carrying the puck inside the right circle and scoring on a wrist shot that got past Veini Vehvilainen's blocker. The Finns complained about an open-ice hit that wasn't ruled a penalty against the U.S. shortly before Larkin scored the game-winning goal.Brady Skjei scored in the opening minute and Johnny Gaudreau put the Americans up 2-0 midway through the third period.

ESPOO, Finland (AP) — Noora Raty made 43 saves as Finland handed heavily favored Canada its first loss in a semifinal at the women's world hockey championship , winning 4-2 on Saturday to advance to the gold -medal game. Ronja Savolainen scored twice, including the empty-netter to seal it

Finland is taking home gold from this year's World Junior Hockey Championship after beating the For the first time in history, Team Canada failed to medal in a World Junior Championship on home soil. Switzerland defeated top-ranked Sweden 2-0 Wednesday in a quarterfinal upset at the world

Antilla added another goal in the third to put Finland up by one, and Harri Pesonen netted the dagger with five minutes remaining after goaltender Kevin Lankinen weathered Team Canada's furious push.

Next year's tournament takes place in Zurich and Lausanne, Switzerland.

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