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World Championship | 3 Sabres take home medals

by Jourdon LaBarber @jourdonlabarber /

Arttu Ruotsalainen took home a silver medal with Finland's 3-2 overtime loss to Canada in the gold medal game at the IIHF World Championship on Sunday. 

Tage Thompson and the United States left with bronze after a 6-1 win over J-J Peterka, Tobias Rieder, and Germany. 

Here's your roundup from the weekend. 


Canada 3 - Finland 2 (OT)

Nick Paul scored the winner in overtime for the Canadians, who rallied to capture the gold medal after opening the tournament with three straight losses. Sabres defenseman Colin Miller was selected as an alternate captain for Canada but was limited to four games due to an upper-body injury. 

University of Michigan defenseman Owen Power, ranked by NHL Central Scouting Services as the top North American prospect for the 2021 NHL Draft, skated 24:17 in the Canada victory. 

Ruotsalainen tallied four goals and one assist in 10 games at the tournament. 


United States 6 - Germany 1

Thompson tallied three assists in the win, upping his tournament total to five points (1+4) in eight games. 

Rieder tallied four points (1+3) in 10 games for Germany. Peterka, a late addition to the German roster, scored one goal in six contests.

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