IIHF Women's World Championship

Switzerland and Finland battled it out for the bronze medal at the WinSports Arena in Calgary.

Finland opened the scoring in the second minute of play with a goal by Tanja Niskanen. The Finns once again got an early goal in the second period. This time it was Ella Viitasuo who put the puck in the Swiss net.

Unlike the first period, the Swiss were able to react to the goal, as Lara Stalder cut the Finns' lead in half only three minutes later. However, at the end of the second period, Petra Nieminen managed to get past Saskia Maurer again and reestablished the Finns' two-goal lead.

The Swiss did not manage to make a comeback again and were thus defeated by the Finns with 3-1 (SOG: 32-19 for Finland). "I thought we competed well," Swiss head coach Colin Muller told IIHF.com. "I thought we left it all out in the ice. Today we asked for them to bring their spirit and the emotional level a bit higher. Compliments to the team, because they gave themselves a chance to win the game. That's all we wanted."

The Swiss team had not won a single game in the preliminary round but managed to beat Russia in the quarterfinal with 3-2 in overtime. Switzerland will remain in Group A for the next Women's World Championship.

Highlights of the bronze medal game

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