Canada will face Finland in the final of the Ice Hockey World Cup. The North Americans are reaching for a 27th world title, while Finland is the current world champion. In world cup final live ticker.
Finland-Canada, Sunday at 7.15pm15
- Canada and Finland will face each other in the final of the Ice Hockey World Championship.
- The Finns won against the German selection in the semi-finals, with Canada winning against the USA.
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RIGA/MUNICH – A historic comeback could make Canada’s title dreams come true. “Team of the Nameless” had a historically poor start ice hockey world cup, having lost the first three group games, only to then beat gold-seeking Russia 2–1 in the quarterfinals. The defending world champion Finland is waiting for the team that can do without the big stars of the NHL in the final.
When the final for the ice hockey crown begins on June 6 at 7.15 pm, some observers will roll their eyes in amazement. “Maple Leaves” survived the group stage only with the aid of rifles, and increased significantly as the tournament progressed. Early Climax: 4-2 semifinal success in a prestige duel against the United States. But as with Finland, the Canadians expect a different potential in the final.
Ice Hockey World Cup final: Finland knocks Germany out of the tournament
The Finns have so far shown a strong defensive performance, with which they Also beat Germany 2-1 in the semi-finals. After the bankruptcy, DEB player Matthias Plachta warned about the Finnish defensive bulwark: “If you’re not freezing, they close up shop and win by a goal”.
In the quarter-finals, the Finnish selection prevailed against the Czech Republic. But the team around Hans Bjrninen has been warned. Finland and Canada met in the group stage – the decision was made in favor of the Finns only in the penalty shoot-out. They can thank Artu Rutslainen, who scored all three goals in the last meeting of the finalists.
The Finns, on the other hand, should keep an eye on Andrew Mangiapen in the final. The NHL striker on serve for the Calgary Flames paved the way for Canada’s participation in the final with two goals in the semi-finals. Together with Jussi Olkinuora, the striker is expected to be a strong goalkeeper in the Ice Hockey World Cup final, which he also assured in the semi-final against Germany. In the end, the specifics will probably decide the outcome of the US-European summit. (SID/DPA/JJF) * Mercur.de is an offer ippn.media