Penalty shootout decided a winner for the first time and for the last time at the championship. Greece shooters scored all five goals in the shootout series. Franko Lazic missed in the second series and it was crucial.
Gkouvekas netted the winner for the second world junior gold for Greece and a big celebration of players and supporters.
This is the second gold medal for the Greeks at the World Men’s Junior Championships. Greece first world junior gold won 2011.
Greece’s youngsters had a magnificent tournament, beating among others the USA and former world champions Serbia in the semi-final.