By Henrik Lundqvist – Eurohockey.com
Finland played three close games in Hodonin, Czech Republic and managed to win all three. In the opening game on Thursday Sweden was beaten in overtime. Minnamarie Tuominen scored the game-winning 2-1 goal. Sweden took an early lead and Finland tied it only two minutes from the end on a goal by Susanna Tapani.
In the second game finland beat the home team Czech Republic 3-2 with goals from Linda Välimäki, Elisa Holopainen and Riikka Välilä. Today Finland beat Russia 3-1. All goals were scored in the middle period. Jenni Hiirikoski scored twice and Riikka Välilä also got a goal in this game.
Sweden finished second after today’s 4-2 win over the Czechs. Czech Republic finished third and Russia 4th – both with three points.
Top scorer of the tournament was Katerina Mrazova of the home team with three goals and three assists. Team-mate Aneta Ledlova also got three goals and so did Swedish 16-year-old talent Lina Ljungblom.