Arturs Silovs photo: Derek Cain/Icon Sportswire

Vancouver Canucks top puck-stopping prospect Arturs Silovs was named MVP of the World Championships on Sunday after backstopping Latvia to a bronze medal over the United States, making 40 saves in a 4-3 OT win to finish the tournament with a .921 save percentage.

It was Latvia’s first-ever medal at the event, setting off a celebration that continued on Monday with 50,000 gathered at the Freedom Monument in Riga to welcome Silovs and his teammates home. We figured we’d follow suit at InGoal with a quick hit video drill from late in Silovs season with the AHL Abbotsford Canucks and goalie development coach Marko Torenius.

“For me this one is all about managing close situations and close rotations,” Torenius said.

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