Russia Wins Gold

  • access_time25 May, 2012

Congratulations to the Russians for winning gold at the World Hockey Championships!

The Russian hockey team put on a superb performance this year in the World Hockey Championships, capturing the gold by going undefeated over 10 games with a plus 30 goal differential. The Russians defeated Slovakia this past weekend in the championship game 6-2, the same score they beat Finland by in the semifinal in Helsinki.

Russia claimed back to back world championships in 2008 and 2009 and fell just short in 2010, losing to the Czechs 2-1. Last year the Russians had a poor performance, finishing a disapointing fourth. However this year the Russians looked more than back to form as they impressively blazed through the competition.

Tournament MVP and Pittsburgh Penguin player Evgeni Malkin was Russia the star of the show, with 11 goals and 19 points. The strong showing of a team with young but seasoned veterans is promising for Russia's chances at the upcoming 2014 Winter Olypmics in Sochi. 

Russia has always been one of the best in Hockey, this year they undoubtedly proved it!