This is it. Winner takes it all. It’s the first time the two Nordic rivals have ever clashed in the under-20 final, and after a spirited game earlier in the tournament, there were high expectations for the final contest. Sweden brought back 11 returnees from last year’s team, which won silver, while Finland struggled last year with a seventh place finish after staying alive in the relegation round. They haven’t won a medal since earning a bronze in 2006, and they haven’t received the gold since 1998, so the chance to win it against their biggest rival definitely got them moving. If you asked anyone prior to the game, it would have been hard to bet against the Swedes with all their depth at every position, but Finland utilized the trap perfectly to take home the 3-2 overtime victory thanks to Rasmus Ristolainen’s goal that barely made it under the pad of Oscar Dansk.