YOG: Kahkonen shuts door on Russians after first period
Finland captured the first ever gold medal in men's ice hockey at the 2012 Youth Olympic Winter Games. Photo: Christopher Kelemen / GEPA pictures
INNSBRUCK – Just when it seemed that Russia would take the Youth Olympic hockey gold before their big show in Sochi 2014, Finland scored the tying goal with just over a minute left in the third period, winning in the shootout to steal the gold medal.
Women's team shuts out competition to win first Youth Olympics
Sweden's ladies win the first ever gold medal in women's hockey at a Youth Olympic Winter Games. Photo: Christopher Kelemen / GEPA pictures
INNSBRUCK – Sweden’s 2012 medal closet looks a little more golden, as the women’s team defeated Austria 3-0 to claim the Youth Olympic gold. Sara Besseling had another shutout, giving her a clean sheet for the entire tournament.
Video: Gold medallist has barely stopped since after retiring
INNSBRUCK – Jennifer Botterill, a 3-time Canadian Olympic gold medallist, was in Innsbruck for the Youth Olympic Games working as an Athlete Role Model. Botterill, who recently retired, took time out to visit with IIHF.com.