Tuesday, June 1, 2021. 8:11 AM
RIGA, Latvia – Canada will have to wait to see if it qualifies for the quarter-finals at the World Hockey Championship.
Finland came from behind to secure a 3-2 shootout victory over Canada in the final game of the preliminary round for both teams.
Canada, who finished the first round with three wins, three losses in regulation and one loss in a shootout, must now hope that Germany and Latvia do not go into overtime in a game played at 1 p.m. today. ‘hui sur RDS and RDS Direct to secure a place in the quarter-finals.
Canada has never missed the World Championship or Olympic Games qualifiers.
Maxime Comtois and Brandon Pirri scored for Canada while Arttu Ruotsalainen scored both goals for Finland, including the equalizer with four minutes remaining.
Ruotsalainen was also one of three players to beat Canadian goaltender Darcy Kuemper in a shootout. Canada defeated Finnish goalie Jussi Olkinuora twice.