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BLOG: Hagel, Beaudin and Pirri Capture Gold with Canada

Trio wins gold at 2021 IIHF World Championship, Reichel finishes fourth with Germany

by Carter Baum @CarterBaum /

Brandon Hagel, Nicolas Beaudin and Brandon Pirri have captured gold at the 2021 IIHF World Championship. 

Team Canada capped off their incredible turnaround on Sunday with a 3-2 overtime victory over Finland, the sixth win over the final seven outings after opening the tournament with three straight losses. Hagel registered a shot in 13:40 of ice time, Beaudin had one shot in 9:48 of the game and Pirri was held off the scoresheet in 12:33 of action. 

Over the championship run, the Blackhawks trio skated in all 10 of Canada's games, with Pirri scoring three goals and Beaudin adding an assist. 

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Germany was held off the medal stand with a 6-1 loss to Team USA in the bronze medal game earlier on Sunday. 

Lukas Reichel registered two shots in 15:59 of ice time in the loss, finishing with six points (2G, 4A) in nine skates during the tournament -- good for third in scoring on the Germany roster.

Blackhawks draft pick Drew Commesso was part of the bronze-winning U.S. squad, but served as backup in just one outing and didn't make an appearance after joining the Americans early in the group stage. 

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