Canada barely made it to the playoffs. In the quarter-finals, they faced the Russian team, which was the favorite.
The Russians had problems getting into the match and it took until the second half before they came 1-0 up. Yevgeny Timkin stayed ahead and scored his first goal in the tournament for the Russian national team. But Canada equalized and the match went into overtime.
He decided the goal of the dream: “I got shit in training for it”
After two minutes of extra time, the decision came with an incredibly impressive goal. Canadian Troy Stitcher rotated the Russian defense and served Andrew Mangyapan who pushed the victory ball.
– It’s a championship achievement, says SVT’s Jonas Anderson about the decision.
The senior architect behind the goal, Troy Stecher, says after the match that he tried the same maneuver in the drills.
– It was just an instinct. The coach gave me some bullshit when I did that in practice yesterday. He said he would never see her at the match. But I tried it tonight and it worked, says Stecher.
In the semi-finals, Canada will now face its neighbor, the United States of America.
– The feeling is incredible. We’re just getting better every game, and now we’re looking forward to the semi-finals, says Canadian man of the match Owen Power.
In the second semi-final, Finland and Germany will meet.