Finland is ready for the WFC U19 final after a hard semi-final against Switzerland which was decided by sudden death (7-6).
The fight was not easy for Finland. They dropped 3-1 to 3-3 before the last period. And after seven minutes of the third period, Switzerland scored three goals in 56 seconds.
With a 6-3 lead, Switzerland concentrated on defence. When star player Joona Rantala scored 4-6, the team of Finland got new energy. Finland immediately withdrew the goalkeeper, with four minutes left. Justus Kainulainen scored 5-6 and Heikki Iiskola 6-6, 19.19. Switzerland had two shots rolling just outside a opened Finnish goal.
It took 47 seconds of sudden death for Christian Remes to score 7-6 and Finland is now ready for Sunday’s final.
Player of the match:
Finland: Justus Kainulainen
Switzerland: Moritz Mock