Adam Fantilli with a big hit on Christian Kaasastul.
There was some head contact, which was reviewed.
– Steven Ellis (@SEllisHockey) May 22, 2023
I don’t know what’s going on, but the World Championship Canadians have a bit of pent-up rage. Is it because they’d rather be in the playoffs than playing for Canada?
Anyway. All this to say that after Joe Veleno a few days ago, it’s now young Adam Fantilli who has vented his fury on a Norwegian opponent, as seen here.
As you can see, it wasn’t the most dangerous hit in history in the sense that he didn’t lift his feet… but we’re still talking about a hit to the head, in the end.
According to international regulations, the referee therefore has the right to send him off. This is what happened, and Fantili’s match ended quickly because of his blow.
The player who hasn’t broken anything since the start of the tournament (two assists in five games) could be in for a suspension. After all, internationally, they don’t mess around with pucks.
Even though he took part in the tournament (unlike Connor Bedard), he didn’t necessarily help himself in the final days, let’s face it.
“Adam Fantilli is there. I don’t understand it, honestly.” → https://t.co/uvFwk2xtKj
– DansLesCoulisses (@DLCoulisses) May 14, 2023
– Canada was playing Norway and until 12 seconds from the end, it was losing. André Tourigny’s men finally pushed the game into overtime.
Not a great tournament. Prior to today’s game, Canada had a record of 3-1-0-1, meaning they had won just three of six regular games overall.
There’s one regular-season game left against the Czechs.