Canada vs. Finland: Live score, highlights, updates from 2022 World Juniors gold-medal game

That’s what matters. Canada and Finland will face off in the final of the 2022 World Junior Championships with a gold medal at stake.

Canada reached the gold medal game by beating the Czech Republic 5-2 in the semifinals. The line of Kent Johnson, Logan Stankoven and Tyson Foerster accelerated the offense. Johnson had a goal and two assists, Stankoven had a goal and an assist and Foerster had an assist. Olen Zellweger added three assists and Connor Bedard, Mason McTavish and Joshua Roy added a goal each.

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Canada’s power play continued to click, going 2-3 on the day and improving its tournament win rate to 50 percent (8-16).

Finland secured their spot in the 2022 World Youth Championship gold medal match with a hard-fought 1-0 win over Sweden. The Finns pulled off a 23-save shutout from goalkeeper Juha Jutkola, who has appeared in just one of the team’s last five games last five games started. Kasper Puutio scored the only goal of the game; it came on the power play after a somewhat controversial call for too many men on the ice.

Canada had previously defeated Finland 6-3 in the preliminary round. It is the first time Finland has played for gold since 2019 and the first time since 2020 for Canada. It is the third consecutive gold medal game with Canada.

The Sporting News will provide live updates and highlights from the gold medal match between Canada and Finland at World Juniors 2022.

Result Canada vs. Finland

Match P1 p2 P3 OT f
Canada 1 1 0 0 0
Finland 0 0 0 0 0

Canada vs Finland live updates, highlights from 2022 World Juniors

third period

21:53 — Make it 0 for 5 on the night of Canada’s power play. The upper unit will have to make adjustments if given another chance. While the group is firing shots, there weren’t many dangerous scoring chances.

End of second period: Canada 2, Finland 0

21:33 — Despite five power plays in that half, it’s just the Dufour goal scored early in the second to give Canada a 2-0 lead in the third. Again, thanks to Finland’s penalty for going through and not conceding a man-advantage goal, the penalties kill the chance to gain momentum and create offensive opportunities. Canada has 1:14 left on the viro penalty to start the final frame.

21:31 — Another penalty for Finland as McTavish is slashed after a breakaway by Eemil Viro. It looked like it could have been a penalty but it will just be a power play. Fifth power play of the period for Canada.

21:29 — Kudos to the Finns, the team went into the game with the worst penalty shootout statistically, but they killed all four power plays here in the second. Canada remain committed to the umbrella, with Zellweger up front and Stankoven or Johnson/McTavish options on the outside, but no goals on man advantage yet.

21:25 — Another penalty for Finland as Aatu Raty is challenged for high-sticking. He gets two for punching Dufour right in the mouth. With Canada yet to score by a goal, these penalties shatter any momentum Finland is trying to achieve.

21:21 — The power play doesn’t come through, but it’s not because of a lack of chances. There was a scramble up front where I believe it was Bedard trying to ram the puck under Jatkola but he just couldn’t get anything from him. The top unit had chance after chance but failed to find a line.

21:17 — Rafkin walks back to the penalty area when asked to close his hand on the puck. The third power play for Canada.

21:15 — A wild sequence here. When the penalty expired, a shot hit the glass and bounced off the net. A Finn hits the puck with his glove and it lands on the net. A couple of sticks hit ti, it slams the back of Jatkola’s net and lands on the back of the net. However, Rafkin grabs the puck up front. Officials will discuss and review.

21:13 — The Finns get away with one punch as McTavish goes to the net. He tried to slide the puck under a Finnish defender’s stick and get a shot, but he pretty much hit the knuckles and crashed into Jatkola. He wasn’t happy with the no call.

21:12 — Another penalty for Finland as Connor Bedard draws a penalty on Oliver Kapanen for the save. Kapanen gets his loose hand around Bedard on the back check, which pulls the Canadian back just enough to get called. Canada was unsuccessful in their First Man Advantage opportunity.

21:09 — As in the first game, Finland reacted well after conceding a goal. A close decision for Canada as a shot from the top hits the end boards and rolls to the side of the net, ending up under Garand’s pad.

21:07 — A chance for Canada to make it 3-0 as Johnson makes a breakaway. He tries to hit Jatkola with a shot on the glove, but the Finnish goalie makes the stop.

21:04 — Nothing to do for Canada in this power game. The lead unit tried a few times to find a one-timer option and McTavish had a good look at his normal spot at the right point, but Zellweger’s pass was too far forward and McTavish didn’t have a chance to shoot. It would have been a great opportunity as Jatkola was too late to slip past.

21:02 — Canada is heading for its first power play of the night as Ruben Rafkin heads for the boarding. Canada’s power play enters this game, clicking man advantage at a 50% clip.

8:58 p.m. – GOAL! Just 41 seconds into the second period, Canada doubled their lead thanks to a William Dufour goal. Olen Zellweger hands it off to him on the rush, drawing and hitting Jatkola on the low blocker side. The islander really can shoot it, and Finland gave it time to load and release. Finland uses its timeout as the response.

End of first period: Canada 1, Finland 0

20:39 — The first period ends with Canada 1-0 up thanks to Roy’s goal. Canada pushed the pace for the first 13 minutes or so, but after Roy’s goal, Finland responded and were the better team by the end of the third. The shots ended 10-9 in Canada’s favour. A good, competitive time from both sides.

20:35 — Good response from Finland after Roy’s goal. The team is now taking the game to the ice and not sitting back. The Finns are almost rewarded after the forecheck results in a puck going into the slot Roni Hirvonen is all alone in, but it doesn’t look like his shot will go into the net.

20:33 — For the first time this season, Finland gets sustained pressure on offense. After spinning the puck around the perimeter, Topi Niemala unleashes a one-timer from the point, which is flipped sideways by Garand.

20:29 — Another chance for Roy as McTavish nets him from the wall. Roy hits a backhand but Jatkola parries.

20:28 — Finland finally get their first shot on the net over 12 minutes into the half. Oliver Kapanen pokes around in Garand’s pads and a scrum ensues.

8:24 p.m. – GOAL! Canada comes on the board first as Joshua Roy takes a rebound lead. Aleksi Heimosalmi feels Roy approaching him at the forecheck and ramming the puck onto the boards, but no one is there. It’s to McTavish, who puts the puck around the net, fires a shot which is stopped by Jatkola but the rebound slams out the front and Roys hits it.

20:22 — We’re approaching halftime and Finland have yet to register a shot at Dylan Garand. If the team wins, it will be a low goals affair, the team is ready to play a defensive style and win games 2-1, 1-0.

20:18 — It’s the same line again for Canada, which generates the best odds. Kent Johnson had a few chances for rebounds and then a shot from the slot by Tyson Foerster. Stankoven fired a shot from the top of the circle which Jatkola stopped. The three just seem to get better together from game to game.

20:13 — All of Canada in its infancy. Mason McTavish gets a one-timer on Jatkola and loses the puck trying to contain the rebound. Finland on the heels at the start.

20:11 — The Stankoven line is already picking up where it left off after Canada. After a good cycle from below, Logan Stankoven slices to the slot with the puck and hits a clean shot at Jatkola but it goes straight into his chest.


19 o’clock – No personnel or leadership changes for Canada or Finland Brad Lambert in particular scratched again for Finland. He didn’t play in the semifinals either. Juha Jatkola starts for Finland after knocking out Sweden in the semifinals, he will face Dylan Garand.

What channel is Canada vs Finland on today?

  • Canada: TSN1/3/5
  • United States: NHL Network

TSN has all the World Juniors action in Canada. In the United States, viewers can find the games on NHL Network.

Gord Miller and Mike Johnson will be making live calls in Edmonton. James Duthie and Bob McKenzie will provide analysis during the breaks.

How to stream World Juniors hockey games live

Fans in Canada can stream all World Juniors games on or the TSN App. US fans can stream the tournament on fuboTV (free trial), or the NHL app.

Start time Canada vs. Finland

  • Time: 8pm ET (6pm MT)

The puck drops at 8:00 p.m. ET, 6:00 p.m. local time, from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alta., home of the NHL’s Oilers and WHL’s Oil Kings.

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Canada vs Finland Odds

  • Canada: -1.5 (-122)
  • Finland: +1.5 (-114)

Canada is a 1.5-goal favorite at the puck line for the game against Finland at the World Juniors, according to Sports Interaction.

Canada World Juniors Schedule 2022

(All times Easter)

date Opponent result Time (ET), television
August 10th Latvia W, 5-2 6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
August 11th Slovakia W, 11-1 6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
13 August Czech Republic W, 5-1 6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
15th of August Finland W, 6-3 6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
August 17th Switzerland (Quarterfinals) W, 6-3 7 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
August 19th Czech Republic (semifinals) W, 5-2 4 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
20th of August Finland (Gold Medal Game) 8 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)

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