2016 IIHF World Championship Final
1 2 3 OT Total
Flag of Finland Finland 0 0 0 {{{visitor_OT}}} 0
Flag of Canada Canada 1 0 1 {{{home_OT}}} 2
Date 22 May
Arena VTB Ice Palace
City Moscow
MVP {{{MVP}}}
Attendance 11,509

The 2016 IIHF World Championship final was played at the VTB Ice Palace in Moscow, Russia, on 22 May 2016 between Finland and Canada. Canada defeated Finland 2–0 to win the championship. Finland and Canada entered the tournament as the fourth and first place seeds, respectively.

Road to the finalEdit

For more details on this topic, see 2016 IIHF World Championship.


Finland's last made the final in 2014, losing out to Russia 2–5.[1] The team went undefeated 7–0 record in round robin play, beating opposing finalists Canada 4–0 in the last group game. They then beat Denmark 5–1 in the quarterfinals and Russia 3–1 in the semifinals.[2][3]


Defending champions Canada were first seeds coming into the championship.[4][5] The team went 6–1 record in round robin play, losing to opposing finalists Finland 0–4 in the last group game. They then beat Sweden 6–0 in the quarterfinals and the United States 4–3 in the semifinals.[2][6]


Finland Round Canada
Opponent Result Preliminary round Opponent Result
Flag of Belarus Belarus 6–2 Game 1 Flag of the United States United States of America 5–1
Flag of Germany Germany 5–1 Game 2 Flag of Hungary Hungary 7–1
Flag of the United States United States of America 3–2 Game 3 Flag of Belarus Belarus 8–0
Flag of Hungary Hungary 3–0 Game 4 Flag of Germany Germany 5–2
Flag of France France 3–1 Game 5 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 5–0
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 5–0 Game 6 Flag of France France 4–0
Flag of Canada Canada 4–0 Game 7 Flag of Finland Finland 0–4
Both teams played in Group B:

2016 IIHF World Championship Group B

Opponent Result Playoff Opponent Result
Flag of Denmark Denmark 5–1 Quarterfinals Flag of Sweden Sweden 6–0
Flag of Russia Russia 3–1 Semifinals Flag of the United States United States of America 4–3


Connor McDavid scored his first goal of the tournament for Canada midway through the first period. The scoreline remained the same throughout the second period, despite a sustained Canadian attack.[7] In an attempt to level the match, Finnish goaltender Mikko Koskinen was substituted with a minute to go in the last period for an extra attacker.[8] The game was heading for a slender 1–0 win for the Canadians before Brad Marchand slotted in a second into an empty net in the final second of normal time. Canada goaltender Cam Talbot finished the game with 25 saves for his tournament leading 4th shutout.[9]

22 May 2016
Finland Flag of Finland 0–2
(0–1, 0–0, 0–1)
Flag of Canada Canada VTB Ice Palace, Moscow
Attendance: 11,509


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