WC hockey 2023 | Canada – Finland 4:1, CUT: Canadian revenge complete. The defending champions at the World Cup are ending



The Canadians scored in each period and had a three-goal lead early in the third period. Jack Quinn, Samuel Blais and Michael Carcone were among the scorers. The goalkeeper of the winners, Samuel Montembeault, only conceded in the home team’s game without a goalkeeper in the 57th minute, when he was denied by Teemu Hartikainen, and captain Tyler Toffoli ensured the progress of the overseas team.

In the fourth minute, Myers committed a foul against the rules, but the Northerners did not use the offered opportunity to take the lead. Kakko checked Montembeault’s attention but did not move the state.

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A replay of last year’s final between Canada and Finland.

On the contrary, the Canadians succeeded. In the eighth minute, Crouse cleverly sent a pass to block Quinn, who was not stopped by the defending Ohtamaa and the Finnish goalkeeper Larmi conceded for the first time. Moments later, the productive Canadian fullback Weegar could have raised the ball, but Larmi was against it.

The Canadians had another great opportunity in the middle of the match when the youngster Fantilli drove at Larmi himself from an angle, but he did not surprise him by finishing between the concretes. The Canadians did not have to be sorry for long. Just a minute later, Blais hooked under the crossbar after a two-on-one outnumbering.

The Finns had unique opportunities to reduce the deficit before the second break. First, he failed to finish the backhand of Kakko’s solo breakaway, and after that, he failed in a mini-fight against Montembeault and Kapanen.

The enthusiasm and effort of the Finns to get back into the match was frozen in the 43rd minute by Carcone, who ended the good interplay of the Canadians, who completely dismantled the home team and thus came significantly closer to advancing to the medal fights.

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Canadian ice hockey players rejoice at the goal to make it 1:0 in the quarter-finals against Finland.

The Northerners were forced to open up the game a lot and Toffoli almost caught them on one of the Canadian counterattacks. Although the Finns continued to try to find a way to get the puck behind Montembeault’s back, it was all in vain for a long time.

Three and a half minutes before the end, they called off the goalkeeper and soon celebrated a goal of hope, when Montembeault was denied a clean sheet by the strong Hartikainen, who managed to pass the puck over the line through a gap at the near post with a repeated stop. However, just 50 seconds later, Toffoli hit an empty net.

Ice Hockey World Cup – Quarter Finals (Tampere):
Finland – Canada 1:4 (0:1, 0:1, 1:2)
Goals and assists: 57. Hartikainen (Rantanen, M. Lehtonen) – 8. J. Quinn (Crouse), 31. Blais (Neighbours, Barron), 43. Carcone (Weegar, Middleton), 58. Toffoli. Referees: Holm (Swedish), Hribik – Hynek (both Czech Republic), Briganti (USA). Exclusion: 1:4. No use. Spectators: 11,529.
Finland: Larmi – Ohtamaa, M. Lehtonen, Koivisto, Määttä, Pokka, Seppälä, Matinpalo, Friman – Rantanen, Manninen, Hartikainen – Kapanen, Suomela, Kakko – Armia, Lammikko, Pesonen – Anttila, Björninen, Oksanen. Coach: J. Jalonen.
Canada: Montembeault – Weegar, Middleton, Hunt, Bear, Joseph, Myers, Barron – Fantilli, Glass, Lucic – J. Quinn, Laughton, Crouse – Blais, Krebs, Neighbors – Toffoli, McBain, Carcone. Coach: Tourigny.

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