The lower order in the final rankings was decided in the women’s ice hockey tournament, as Finland took on hosts Russia in the fifth-place game, while Germany and Japan faced off to find out who would claim seventh spot.
Noora Raty and Michelle Karvinen were the heroes for Finland, as they racked up a convincing 4-0 victory over the host team.
Making her final appearance on the Olympic stage, goaltender Raty stopped 18 shots for the shut-out, while Karvinen scored a quick-fire double within the space of 61 seconds in the third period. Linda Valimaki and Rikka Valila grabbed Finland’s other goals.
Meanwhile, Susann Gotz notched a goal and an assist to spearhead Germany to a 3-2 victory over Japan, which means the European side claim seventh place in the final standings.
Goaltender Viona Harrer made 27 saves for Germany, who had already defeated Japan at Sochi 2014 during the group phase.
Haruna Yoneyama and Hanae Kubo scored the consolation goals for Japan, whose women were appearing at an Olympic ice hockey tournament for just the second time in their history, having previously received an automatic berth as the host nation at the 1998 Winter Games in Nagano.