TORONTO, ON – Team Canada won the World Cup of Hockey 2004 on Tuesday night after beating Team Finland 3-2. Canada finished the World Cup of Hockey with a perfect record of 6-0-0, going undefeated during the entire championship.
With Canada’s World Cup victory on Tuesday, Canada has won four of the last five major senior men’s international hockey tournaments since 2002, and holds a record of 30-4-3 during that time (gold - 2002 Winter Olympics, 6th – 2002 World Championship, gold- 2003 World Championship, gold - 2004 World Championship, 1st - World Cup of Hockey 2004).
Canada’s men’s senior team has advanced to the Semifinals in 14 of the 17 major international tournaments (Canada Cup/World Cup, Olympics, World Championships) since 1993, qualifying for the Finals seven times.
Canada’s Martin Brodeur faced 29 shots in the final, while Finland’s goalie Mikka Kiprusoff faced 33 shots.
Joe Thornton recorded two assists to lead Canada to victory over Finland. Joe Sakic, Scott Niedermayer and Shane Doan scored for Canada, while MIkko Eloranta and Tuomo Ruutu scored for Finland.
The World Cup of Hockey handed out its awards for the ‘All tournament team’ and ‘Player of the tournament’ at the conclusion of Tuesday’s final game:
World Cup of Hockey 2004 - All Tournament Team:
Goaltender: Martin Brodeur (CAN)
Defensemen: Adam Foote (CAN) and Kimmo Timonen (FIN),
Forwards: Fredrik Modin (SWE), Vincent Lecavalier (CAN) and Saku Koivu (FIN)
World Cup of Hockey 2004 – Player of the Tournament:
Vincent Lecavalier (CAN)