First gold sent Finland into a frenzy 16 years ago
Ville Peltonen scores his, and Finland's, third goal, in the 1995 final against Sweden. Photo: Europhoto
BRATISLAVA – In 1995, a young Finnish team was ready to play in the Worlds final against Sweden. They won the game, and the country went wild. Ten years later, IIHF.com’s Risto Pakarinen pieced together their story.
Finns, Swedes have met four times before for men’s IIHF gold
Swedish captain Mats Sundin celebrates Sweden's victory over Finland in the gold medal game of the 2006 Olympics. Photo: Jani Rajamäki / Europhoto
BRATISLAVA – Heading into Sunday’s Sweden-Finland clash for the title, let’s take a look back at how one of hockey’s most famous rivalries has unfolded in the four previous times the two sides have squared off for gold.
BRATISLAVA – Russian media was quick to name Ilya Kovalchuk coach Ken Hitchcock’s nightmare after the quarter-finals. Russia's coach Vyacheslav Bykov, too, has his share of monsters to deal with: Mikko Koivu.