For Teemu Pulkkinen and his Finnish teammates, the 2012 World Junior Championship ended as a disappointment. The team came into the tournament feeling like it could come away with a medal, but one obstacle stood in the way of that accomplishment – Canada. The Finns were whipped by the Canadian squad in their first game, then lost 4-0 in the bronze medal to that same team.
Pulkkinen talked about missing out on the bronze medal following the loss to Canada.
Finnish alternate captains Jani Hakanpaa and Joonas Donskoi nearly achieved their goal of competing for the gold medal at the 2012 World Junior Championship. But the duo and their Finnish teammates fell short of that goal, losing a semi-final shootout thriller to rival Finland, 3-2.
The two Finnish players talked about the disappointing loss to Sweden following the game.
Finalnd’s Teemu Pulkkinen and his linemates, the Granlund brothers, powered the Finns to an 8-5 win over Slovakia in the quarter-finals of the 2012 World Junior Championship. Pulkkinen did his part in the win, scoring a goal and adding an assist for a two-point night.
Pulkkinen met with the media following Finland‘s win.
The elder of Finland‘s Granlund brothers, Mikael, did his part to help the Finns advance at the 2012 World Junior Championship. The forward collected one goal and three assists in Finland’s 8-5 quarter-final win over Slovakia.
Granlund spoke with the media following the team’s win over Slovakia.
Finland‘s Markus Granlund, along with his brother Mikael, turned in a strong performance in the Finn’s 8-5 win over Slovakia at the 2012 World Junior Championship. The younger Granlund scored two goals and added one assist in a productive night for the Granlund-Granlund-Pulkkinen line.
Granlund spoke with the media following Finland’s quarter-final win.