Sweden lost a heartbreaking semi-final matchup against Team Russia and now are set to fight for a Bronze Medal against their most bitter rivals as they face-off against Finland with the goal of getting back on the podium after being held medal-less in 2019. Team Finland is coming off a […]
For a while on Sunday, it appeared as though Kazakhstan’s U20 squad was going to produce another tight outcome against a Group A stalwart. But the Finns were packing a Puistola. Carolina Hurricanes prospect Patrik Puistola scored the opening goals of the 1st and 3rd periods and led Finland with […]
Team Finland laid down the hammer earlier today dominating Team Slovakia 8-1 following a tough loss to the Swedish on Boxing Day. The scoring opened on the powerplay for Finland at the 4:54 mark of the first period. The Finnish got the Slovakian netminder – Samuel Vyletelka – moving and […]
What began so promising turned into heartbreak for the Finnish falling 3-2 to the Swedish conceding with four seconds in overtime.
The IIHF World Championships are a fertile landscape for Cinderella bids. Played on Olympic-style ice (for now) in a setting called “quirky” by NHL fans and “ice hockey” by the rest of the civilized world, the tournament gives Finnish, Swedish, and Swiss-league pros a fighting chance against the class of […]