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Gold Medal Olympic Athletes from Russia
Silver Medal Germany
Bronze Medal Canada
For the first time since 1994, the Olympic men’s hockey competition would take place without the participation of NHL players. The event was held in PyeongChang, South Korea, with 12 countries vying for gold.

The Russian national team, playing under the name of the Olympic Athletes from Russia (OAR) took on the Czech Republic in the first semi-final game and came away with an impressive 3-0 victory to secure their spot in the gold medal contest.

The second semi-final pitted Canada against the surprising team from Germany. It was the Germans who jumped ahead early and held a 4-1 advantage after two periods. The Canadians battled back in the third, but Germany was able to hang on and win by a score of 4-3.

OAR and Germany battled to a nearly scoreless first period in the gold medal game until Vyacheslav Voynov put OAR on the board with just one second remaining in the frame. Felix Schutz would tie the game for Germany in the second and the teams would head into the third period all square.

With just 6:39 to play Nikita Gusev put the OAR ahead. The lead was short-lived however as Germany responded with a goal of their own just 10 seconds later and another one moments after to take the lead. With the OAR trailing, it was Gusev once again who found the back of the net, tying the game with just seconds to play to force the game to overtime.

The OAR would go to the power play halfway through the extra session, putting Germany’s back against the wall. After just 29 seconds with the man advantage, it was Kirill Kaprizov who fired home the winning goal, capturing the gold medal for the OAR.

Canada would defeat the Czech Republic for the bronze medal and goaltender Danny aus den Birken of Germany and defender Vyacheslav Voynov and forward Nikita Gusev from the OAR were named the tournament's best players as selected by the directorate.



Rank Country Games Wins OTW Losses Points
1 OAR 6 4 1 1 14
2 Germany 7 1 3 2 10
3 Canada 6 4 0 2 13
4 Czech Republic 6 2 2 2 10
5 Sweden 4 3 0 1 10
6 Finland 5 3 1 2 9
7 USA 5 2 0 3 8
8 Norway 5 0 1 4 3
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