The USA hockey players defeated the home defending champion 4:1 at the start of the World Championship in Tampere. The Finns led 1:0 in the Group A match, but the Americans equalized in the second period and turned the game around with three goals in the third period. Thus, they avenged their opponent’s defeat in the semi-finals of last year’s championship.
Striker Alex Tuch scored two goals to win the overseas selection, Drew O’Connor scored a goal and two assists.
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