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World Hockey Championship |  Canada loses in the semi-finals to Switzerland

World Hockey Championship | Canada loses in the semi-finals to Switzerland

(Prague) After losing 3-2 to Switzerland in the semifinals, in a penalty shootout, Canada will play for the bronze medal at the World Hockey Championships.


On the Canadian side, Connor Bedard was the only one to make it through a five-round shootout, against Leonardo Ginoni.

Bedard was the first to shoot a maple leaf.

Jordan Binnington was thwarted by Kevin Fiala and Sven Andrighetto, the number two and four shooters.

Ginoni settled the result by stopping Dylan Cousins.

Pierre-Luc Dubois, Damon Severson and Owen Power also missed their chances.

Bauer made a good fake but the ball stopped outside the post to the goalkeeper's left.

“It feels unbeatable,” Fiala said. It's special for us to be in the final, regardless of the opponent. I am very proud of our team. Our goalkeeper Leo was amazing. »

The Swiss team led 2-0 after one period after goals by Fiala and Nino Niederreiter, on the power play.

Canada's first shot came 11 minutes into the first period, and the period ended with the score 17-8 in favor of Switzerland in that regard.

Brandon Tanev and John Tavares battled in the second and third periods, respectively.

“It was very close,” Tavares said. “It's still hard to take in. You have to give the players a lot of credit for being persistent and closing the gap.”

Tavares tied the score 2:07 into the 83rd minute, on a power play.

There was no goal during the 10-minute extra time.

Ginoni blocked 42 shots in regular time.

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Canada will face the Swedes for the bronze medal on Sunday.

Sweden was defeated 7-3 by the Czech Republic earlier on Saturday.