The Swedish national team became the world champion on hockey

© RIA Novosti / Alexey Cadenabbia of Sweden celebrates victory at the world Cup in 2017, 22 mayThe Swedish national team became the world champion on hockey© RIA Novosti / Alexey kudenko

Team Sweden defeated the team Canada in the final of the ice hockey world championship.

The match, which took place in Cologne ended in a victory of Swedish hockey players with a score of 2:1 (0:0, 1:0, 0:1, 0:0, 1:0) after the shootout. In the Sweden national team goals were scored by Victor Hedman (40 minutes), the «maple» goal was scored by Ryan O Reilly (42).

Team Canada failed to defend the world title which was won last year in Russia. The Swedes became the tenfold world Champions.

Team Russia took the third place in the tournament, and Artemiy Panarin became the top scorer and assister in the League with 15 points. The most valuable player of the championship was recognized as the Swede William Nylander.