Watch the Men's Ice Hockey gold medal match between Canada and USA from the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway.
Sweden and USA took the respective honours in the women’s and men’s ice hockey competitions at Lillehammer 2016, while Japan’s Sena Takenaka and Romania’s Eduard Casaneanu were the winners in the women’s and men’s skills contests.
“I got better as a player and as a person because of this experience,” said Finland’s Jimi Uusitalo moments after his side’s 6-2 defeat to Russia in the bronze medal match of the men’s ice hockey competition. “I got to know the guys on my team. I got to meet athletes from other countries and learn about their sport. I had so many great experiences. This is a great event.”
The women’s final also threw up a hero in Sweden’s Sofie Lundin, who scored twice to set her side on the way to a 3-1 defeat of Czech Republic and was mobbed by her grateful team-mates at full-time.
“I could hardly breathe, but it was worth it. All I was thinking about was ‘we won, we won’,” said Lundin, who spearheaded the Swedish attack throughout the competition. The Swedes led the final from start to finish, only giving the Czechs a glimmer of hope when conceding an own goal at the end of the first period, while Switzerland beat Slovakia 5-2 in the bronze-medal game.