COLOGNE, May 22. /TASS/. Sweden’s ice hockey team defeated Canada 2-1 in a penalty shootout during the final game of the 2017 IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) World Championship in Germany’s Cologne.
The Swedish team is now the ten-time world champion and Canada, which targeted its third consecutive title, had to settle with silver in the end.
Here's your new #IIHFWorlds Champion, Sweden! @Trekronorse— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) 21 May 2017
Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Imageshttps://t.co/FRXyTKE3gU pic.twitter.com/icJ0b2t4VO
This was Sweden’s first gold at the world championships since 2013. In all, Sweden won 46 medals at the global championships including 19 silver and 17 bronze.
ICYMI: Henrik Lundqvist @HLundqvist30 stops Canada's @Marner93, and Sweden wins gold in shootout. #IIHFWorlds @Trekronorse pic.twitter.com/wbQ8fcoVCg— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) 21 May 2017
Team Canada clinched silver for 14th time and on the overall has 49 medals, including 26 gold and nine bronze.
Earlier in the day, team Russia defeated Finland 5-3 in the match for bronze.
The final seconds before Russia won the bronze medal with a 5-3 victory over Finland #RUSvsFIN #IIHFWorlds pic.twitter.com/WaGsygZsop— IIHF (@IIHFHockey) 21 May 2017
This year’s IIHF World Championship was hosted by Germany’s Cologne and Paris in France between May 5 and 21. The next edition of the world championship will be held in 2018 in Denmark.