Canada had the knife in their last group stage match and decisive head-on. Loss of normal time and it’s over for them.
However, they managed to recover one point, while Finland narrowed the bonus point after scoring three of five penalties.
However, Canada is at the beginning of the dream. After 90 seconds, the Canadians took the lead. Goalkeeper Jose Olkenora had to move sideways and Brandon Berry found a loophole.
The receipt of Finland came right at the beginning of the mid-term. Arttu Ruotsalainen won the puck in his own zone and then made it 1-1 on his own. Despite his young age, Canadian Maxime Comtoua, 22, showed routine as he pushed his goalkeeper wide in front of goal before lifting the Canada puck midway through the second half.
The Canadians had been looking to resolve the playoff advance during regular time, but a late Finnish equalizer took the match to extra time and then a penalty shootout as there was a Canadian loss.
Now the meeting between Germany and Latvia must be scheduled in normal time so that Canada does not miss the World Cup. Which would be the first time ever.
Despite the poor results in the group stage, TSN expert and former NHL player Mike Johnson is optimistic that there will be matches going on in Canada’s World Cup.
Whoever goes to the quarter-finals can win the gold medal. We saw it with Finland last year who lost to Germany in the last group game. They may not be the favourite, but I think they can move forward if they do everything right, Johnson tells SVT Sport.
Kirk shooter with two goals for Great Britain
Liam Kirk’s goal level kept the group game going. In the last unimportant match, the Englishman scored two more goals and one assist. However, this was not enough. The Swiss, who was already ready for the play-off matches, won the meeting 6-3.
Liam Kirk scored seven goals in the group stage, leading the shooting league at the time of writing.