Monday, 26 May 2014

Russia grabs 5th world hockey champs title, crushes Finland 5-2

Russia's Sergei Shirokov (R) celebrates his goal against Finland with his team mate Danis Zapirov during the first period of men's ice hockey World Championship final game at Minsk Arena in Minsk May 25, 2014. (Reuters / Vasily Fedosenko)


This is Russia’s fifth globe title since the failure of the Soviet Union.


Complying with a frustrating failure at the Sochi Olympics – when the Russian team was bounced from the Gamings following a loss to Finland in the quarterfinals– the team made a victorious resurgence at the World Champion.


The Russians reached the last unbeaten, taking 2013 Champs, the Swedes 3-1.


Olympic Champs Canada were done away with in quarter-final play after a defeat to Finland.


Russia’s nationwide ice hockey team has beat team Finland 5-2 in the struggle for the gold medal at the 2014 Globe Hockey Championship in Minsk, Belarus.

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