Finland head coach Raimo Helminen has his team focused after a first-game blowout loss to Canada at the 2012 World Junior Championship. Helminen’s charges took the next step at this tournament with an 8-5 quarter-final win over Slovakia.
Helminen spoke with the media following his team’s win.
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.
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.
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.
Nineteen-year-old goalie Frans Tuohimaa was one of two Finnish goalies selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the 2011 NHL Draft. The Jokerit prospect was selected in the seventh round (182nd overall) while Samu Perhonen, who played for JyP's junior club as well as Finland's U-18 team at the World Junior Championships, was selected in the third (62nd overall). Both recently attended the Oilers' July prospects camp but unfortunately Perhonen was sick for much of the camp. Hockey's Future recently caught up with Tuohimaa to get some feedback on his first experience as an NHL prospect.
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