The Finnish bench with the clock clicking down.
photo: Storie Serres
When Finland made it 3-2 over the mighty Canadians at the 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, things got tense. And when Team Canada almost tied it up in the final ten minutes of the third, everyone was on the edge of their seat. But with 37.7 seconds to go in the third, Ronja Savalainen’s goal secured a win no previous Finnish women’s team had done before and beat Canada for the top spot in the final.
As you can imagine, the twitterverse can’t get enough of this Finnish team making “Herstory.”
Just in case you didn’t hear, Finland is ready to celebrate:
Support is pouring in from all parts of the world (even Canada!)
And highlighting Team Finland’s stellar goaltending:
Even Betty Jouanny, one of the French team’s top players showed her support:
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