|Arena||VTB Ice Palace|
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. 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.
Defending champions Canada were first seeds coming into the championship. 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.
|Belarus||6–2||Game 1||United States of America||5–1|
|United States of America||3–2||Game 3||Belarus||8–0|
|Both teams played in Group B:|
|Russia||3–1||Semifinals||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. 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. 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.
|22 May 2016|
(0–1, 0–0, 0–1)
|Canada||VTB Ice Palace, Moscow|
|Mikko Koskinen||Goalies||Cam Talbot||Referees: |
|11:24 – McDavid (Duchene)|
59:59 – Duchene (Marchand) (ENG)
|6 min||Penalties||8 min|
- ↑ "Finns are in it to win it", International Ice Hockey Federation, 6 May 2016. Retrieved on 26 May 2016.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Games - 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship. International Ice Hockey Federation. Retrieved on 26 May 2016.
- ↑ "World Cup lessons learned from worlds", ESPN, 22 May 2016. Retrieved on 26 May 2016.
- ↑ Can Canada do it again?. International Ice Hockey Federation (5 May 2016). Retrieved on 26 May 2016.
- ↑ Merk, Martin. "World Ranking - 2015 WM", International Ice Hockey Federation, 18 May 2015. Retrieved on 26 May 2016.
- ↑ Canada to play Finland in ice hockey world championship final. Yahoo Sports (21 May 2016). Retrieved on 26 May 2016.
- ↑ "Ice Hockey: Canada overcome Finland to retain world title", Channel NewsAsia. Retrieved on 26 May 2016.
- ↑ Canada retain world ice hockey title with win over Finland. Reuters (22 May 2016). Retrieved on 26 May 2016.
- ↑ "Canada becomes 2016 Ice Hockey World Champions, defeating Finland 2–0 in Moscow final", RT International. Retrieved on 25 May 2016.