Unlike last year, defending champions Canada are still on their way to success at the Ice Hockey World Championships from the beginning. America lost to Finland.
The 5–1 (1–1, 2–0, 2–0) win over Slovakia was Canada’s third win in three matches in the German group in Helsinki. Adam Lowry (1 1.), Pierre Luc Dubois (27th, 38th) with his tournament goals three and four, cole silinger (42.) and morgan geeky (52nd), in NHL teammate of DEB goalkeeper Philipp Grubauer Seattle Kraken, scored goals for the 27-time Canadian champion. Samuel Tak (13th) leveled the number goal for Slovakia, which suffered their first loss in a 2-1 draw against the German Ice Hockey Federation on Saturday.
Winning the title would make Canada the only record world champion
At the 2021 World Cup in Riga, the Canadians surprisingly lost the first three preliminary round games, but were crowned world champions at the end of the tournament. If the second in the world ranking wins again in Finland, the nation will rise ahead of Russia with 28 titles to become the only record world champion. Like Belarus, Russia’s attack on Ukraine resulted in the Russian hockey team being banned from the tournament.
Germany defeated France 3-2 to reach the quarter-finals. However, there are fears that offensive hope Tim Stutzl will fail after a check against his knee.
Finland clearly beat the USA
In Group B, Finland easily defeated the USA 4:1 (1:0, 3:0, 0:1), the first loss for the Americans. Latvia defeated Norway 3–2 (1–1, 2–0, 0–1) in Tampere and got the first three-pointer.
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