2019 IIHF World Championship Final
1 2 3 OT Total
Flag of Finland Finland 0 1 2 {{{visitor_OT}}} 3
Flag of Canada Canada 1 0 0 {{{home_OT}}} 1
Date 26 May
Arena Ondrej Nepela Arena
City Bratislava
MVP {{{MVP}}}
Attendance 9,085

The 2019 IIHF World Championship Final was played at the Ondrej Nepela Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia on 26 May 2019 between Canada and Finland. It was the fourth final between the two teams with Canada having won all three previous finals.

Finland defeated Canada 3–1 to win their third title.[1]

Road to the finalEdit

Canada Round Finland
Opponent Result Preliminary round Opponent Result
Flag of Finland Finland 1–3 Game 1 Flag of Canada Canada 3–1
Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom 8–0 Game 2 Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 4–2
Flag of Slovakia Slovakia 6–5 Game 3 Flag of the United States United States of America 2–3 (OT)
Flag of France France 5–2 Game 4 Flag of Denmark Denmark 3–1
Flag of Germany Germany 8–1 Game 5 Flag of Great Britain United Kingdom 5–0
Flag of Denmark Denmark 5–0 Game 6 Flag of France France 3–0
Flag of the United States United States of America 3–0 Game 7 Flag of Germany Germany 2–4

2019 IIHF World Championship Group A


2019 IIHF World Championship Group A

Opponent Result Playoff Opponent Result
Flag of Switzerland Switzerland 3–2 (OT) Quarterfinals Flag of Sweden Sweden 5–4 (OT)
Flag of the Czech Republic Czech Republic 5–1 Semifinals Flag of Russia Russia 1–0


The first period was mainly filled with penalties, as there were multiple fouls throughout the period. This gave Canada several power plays, but did not result in a goal.[1] Nevertheless, the first goal of the match was scored by Shea Theodore for the Canadian team after getting a loose puck, which was the only goal of the period.[2] Early in the second period, Finland earned a power play, which led to the game-tying goal from team captain Marko Anttila.[2]

In the third period, Anttila scored another goal for Finland to make it 2–1.[3] With five minutes remaining, Harri Pesonen scored another goal for the Finnish team to make it a 3–1 lead, which stood until the end.[2]

Finland won the title for the third time ever, which was also their second win in Slovakia-the first being in 2011.[1]

26 May 2019
20:15 (UTC+2)
Canada Flag of Canada 1–3
(1–0, 0–1, 0–2)
Flag of Finland Finland Ondrej Nepela Arena, Bratislava
Attendance: 9,085


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Podnieks, Andrew (26 May 2019). Finns repeat in Slovakia. IIHF.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Associated Press Staff (26 May 2019). Finland defeats Canada for gold at IIHF World Championship.
  3. Schram, Carol (26 May 2019). Finland defeats Canada to win gold medal at hockey world championship. Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. Corus News..

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