The United States was the front runner ahead of tonight’s second JVM final, which will determine which team will face Canada in the Junior World Cup Final in Edmonton, Canada.
The United States also became the team that won the match, although it was a level playing field.
Varinacci put it 2-1
It seemed for a long time that the decision came in the second half, when the United States scored two goals within 67 seconds.
First, 15.53 in the period, 2-1. Jackson Lacombe fired a pass from his own blue line, which passed through the midfield to John Varena at the attacking blue line. Free with goalkeeper Carrie Berwenen, Varinacci did nothing wrong but gave USA the lead.
Finland offered sisu
Just over a minute later, in numerical superiority, the United States made it 3-1, when Matthew Poldi fired a shot from the King of the Tournament Goal, Trevor Zigras.
But Finland introduced the popular sisu and is back. After 11.38, Kasper Simontaival trimmed, and just five minutes later, Ronnie Hirvonen (who clinched the quarter-final against Sweden) found a small gap between goalkeeper Spencer Knight and the post – and it was recognized.
But it didn’t help. With only 65 seconds remaining for the third inning, Arthur Kalyev got a disc in the middle of the castle, firing a quick shot from his wrist directly into the bar – the final in North America ended.
– I was just trying to find the roof over there. Kaliayev said in a TV interview shortly after the match that Alex (Torkut) made a good pass, and I just paid.
For Finland, it will be a fresh start in the bronze match against Russia.