2012 WJC Day 11: Sweden wins gold in OT, Canada takes bronze

CALGARY, CANADA - JANUARY 3: Members of Team Sweden celebrate the game tying goal from team mate Max Frieberg #14 during the 2012 World Junior Hockey Championship Semifinal game against Team Finland at the Saddledome on January 3, 2012 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Team Sweden defeated Team Finland 3-2 in a shootout. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Quinton Howden scored to two goals and help the Canadians win bronze over Finland in a 4-0 win. Jonathan Huberdeau scored zero points. And now that those guys are out of the way...

Sweden and Russia played a fantastic game, with both sides holding a 0-0 game that went into overtime, where this happened:


That's one of the greatest ways to win a tournament, if not the greatest! Mika Zibanejad scored the game's only goal with the helper from Patrik Nemeth. Congratulations to head coach Roger Ronnberg, and the rest of the Swedish Men's National Under 20 Ice Hockey Team. You all deserve it, and congratulations to Russia, as well. Looking forward to the 2013 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Ufa, Russia.

Player Nation GP G A PTS PPG PIM
Jonathan Huberdeau Canada 6 1 8 9 1.50 16
Nick Bjugstad United States 5 4 2 6 1.20 0
Quinton Howden Canada 6 3 3 6 1.00 2
Kyle Rau United States 5 3 2 5 1.00 4
Joonas Donskoi Finland 7 2 3 5 0.71 0
Yaroslav Kosov Russia 7 2 2 4 0.57 0
Connor Brickley United States 3 0 0 0 0.00 0

Final standings

Team
Gold Sweden
Silver
Russia
Bronze
Canada
4th
Finland
5th Czech Republic
6th Slovakia
7th United States
8th Switzerland
9th Latvia
10th Denmark

Tournament awards

Most Valuable Player
Forward:
Evgeny Kuznetsov

IIHF best player awards
Goalie:
Petr Mrazek
Forward:
Evgeny Kuznetsov
Defensemen:
Brandon Gormley
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