Skip to content
WJC: Filip Mesar gives it his all, but Slovakia is out
Wow. What a match!

Finland faced Slovakia this morning in the quarter-finals of the World Junior Championship, and Filip Mesar’s team lost 4-3 in overtime.

The Habs hopeful tied the game late on to force overtime, but his second point of the game wasn’t enough to take his team through to the next round.

The goal he scored was a thing of beauty, by the way:

Filip Mesar is having a really good season in Kitchener, and Habs officials are certainly optimistic after seeing him be so good in Sweden.

The Habs prospect finished the tournament with nine points in just five games, a clearly interesting production for a player on the international scene.

It’s great for Slovakia because they worked hard throughout the competition. It’s even more impressive because they were excellent, even without the services of Juraj Slafkovsky and Simon Nemec…

And you have to wonder how different things would be if they were in the Slovak line-up at the tournament.

In any case, the important thing here is to see that Filip Mesar is progressing at a good pace. He struggled last year and is now making amends in the best possible way.

He really deserves all the praise he’s been getting lately.


You’ll understand that with the win, Finland earns its ticket to the semi-finals of the tournament.

They will then face either Canada or the Czech Republic. The Finnish overtime goal is worth a look, too:

More Content