IIHF World Championships Gold Medal: Pirri, Hagel, Beaudin and Canada Top Finland In Overtime
After starting the IIHF World Championships with three straight regulation losses, their worst start to the tournament in its history, the Canadians came back to defeat Finland in the Gold Medal game, 3-2 in overtime, avenging their Gold Medal loss in 2019.
Nick Paul with the Golden Goal for @hockeycanada!!! 🇨🇦🚨 #FINCAN #IIHFWorlds pic.twitter.com/YUhhRx7Rl7
— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) June 6, 2021
With the win, a trio of Chicago Blackhawks (Brandon Pirri, Brandon Hagel, and Nicolas Beaudin) have won their first-ever Golds with Team Canada. Pirri finished with three goals in ten games, Beaudin tallied one assists in ten games, and Hagel did not register a point in ten games in the tournament.
Andrew Mangiapane named MVP of the IIHF World Hockey Championship.
— Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 6, 2021
Canada was lead by the line of Andrew Mangiapane, Connor Brown, and Captain Adam Henrique, who combined for 38 point between the three of them in the tournament, all finishing in the top three in scoring for Canada. Mangiapane was named the IIHF World Championships MVP with seven goals and 11 points in seven games played.
— TSN (@TSN_Sports) June 6, 2021
The win is Canada’s 27th IIHF World Championships Gold medal and 51st medal overall in the tournaments history. Finland takes home its ninth Silver Medal and 15th medal overall. Former Blackhawks Olli Maatta and Ville Pokka take home Silver with Finland.