For the first time in 23 years: a huge sensation happened at the World Ice Hockey Championship

Alexander ChekanovSport
Norway beats Canada

Canada's national ice hockey team has suffered its second consecutive defeat at the World Championship, which is currently taking place in Tampere, Finland, and Riga, Latvia. For the first time since 2000, the Maple Leafs failed to cope with the Norwegians, losing in a shootout - 2-3.

Norway took the lead in the middle of the first period and managed to keep their goal intact until the first break. In the second 20 minutes, the teams exchanged accurate shots, and 12 seconds before the final siren, the North Americans managed to send the game into overtime.


In the three-on-three game, the teams failed to score goals, and in the shootout, the Norwegian goalkeeper Jonas Arntzen made a decisive save. Thus, for the first time in 23 years, the Europeans beat the ancestors of hockey. However, this will not help them in any way, as they have lost their chances of reaching the quarter-finals with six points.

World Championship of Hockey

Group B. Round 6

Canada - Norway 2: 3 (0: 1, 1: 1, 1: 0, 0: 0, 0: 0)


As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, five-time world ice hockey champion Vyacheslav Bykov threw a real tantrum after an incident with a fan at the 2023 World Cup. The organisers of the tournament in the Tampere arena in Finland forced the fan to take off his T-shirt, which read "Russia".

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