Canada retain Ice Hockey World Championship


Canada retained their IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship title by beating Finland 2-0 in the final on Sunday.

Teenager Connor McDavid struck with his first goal of the tournament in the opening period and Matt Duchene added a second right at the end as Canada become the first side to successfully defend their title since Russia in 2009.

Cam Talbot shut the Finns out in Moscow, but only had 16 shots to save as Canada struck gold once again.

McDavid was on hand to finish into the roof of the net after Duchene's shot was blocked and there was no way back for Finland.

"I think you just saw how well we managed the puck," said 19-year-old McDavid  

"We didn't really feed into their transition and didn't really give them any chance to get anything going off the rush or in zone."

Finland forward Jussi Jokinen said: "They played one of their best games of the tournament, and we weren't at our best.

"It's tough to say why, but they deserved to win tonight. I've not often seen Canada play like that. It was a really smart game plan from them."

Sergei Mozyakin scored twice as Russia took bronze by hammering the United States 7-2.