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Ellis, Canada Win Gold at World Championship

by Brooks Bratten / Nashville Predators

Ryan Ellis scored the goal on Saturday to give his team a shot at the championship, and they finished the job on Sunday. The Nashville Predators defenseman won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Championship, helping to give his country the ultimate prize at the tournament.

Ellis and Team Canada topped Team Finland by a 2-0 final in the Gold Medal Game, the second consecutive year Canada has taken gold at the World Championship. It's the first gold medal at the IIHF World Championship for Ellis.

Ellis finished with a goal and an assist through five games in the tournament, while posting four shots on goal in 16:11 of ice time in the Gold Medal Game.

Preds goaltending prospect Juuse Saros earned a silver medal with Finland as a result of Sunday's contest; Saros did not play in the Gold Medal Game, but did record two shutouts in two starts for the Finns in the tournament.

Predators defenseman Mattias Ekholm also participated in the World Championship, posting one goal in two games for Team Sweden.

See below a look at Ellis's goal in the tournament, the game winner in the semifinals, sending Canada past USA.


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