(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Aleksi Saarela, Niko Mikkola, and Sami Niku, Finland

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Miska Siikonen, Mikko Rantanen, Juha Lammikko and Vili Saarijaervi - Team Finland - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Finland players Miska Siikonen (#13), Mikko Rantanen (#15), Juho Lammikko (#28), and Vili Saarijarvi (#18) jump over the boards to celebrate after Finland defeated Sweden in the semi-finals of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

Team Finland will have the chance to win a gold medal on home ice at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship after defeating Sweden by a 2-1 score at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Finland takes tight 2-1 win over Sweden, will play for gold

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Sebastian Aho (L) and Kaapo Kahkonen (R) - Team Finland; Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson - Team Sweden (C) - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Finland forward Sebastian Aho (L) and goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen (R) defend against Team Sweden forward Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson during Finland’s 2-1 semi-final win over Sweden at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

While Team Finland had displayed an impressive offensive performance prior to the semi-finals at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, there were some doubts that the Finns could come out on top in a tighter-checking affair in their semi-final bout against a strong and determined Swedish squad. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Kasperi Kapanen and Juho Lammikko, Finland

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Patrik Laine, Jesse Puljujarvi, Sami Niku, Sebastian Aho and Vili Saarijarvi - Team Finland - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Finland players celebrate a goal by Jesse Puljujarvi (#29) in Finland’s 6-5 quarterfinal win over Canada at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

In a high-scoring, back-and-forth affair, Team Finland sent the hometown fans home happy after defeating Canada, 6-5, in a quarterfinal matchup at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. The win at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki sends the Finns into a semi-final clash with their neighbors and archrivals, Sweden. Read more»

2016 World Junior Championship: Playoff and Relegation Round previews

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Ryan Hitchcock, Alex Nedeljkovic, Scott Eansor and Anders Bjork - Team USA - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team USA had just one blemish in their four preliminary round games at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, with their quarterfinal match placing them up against the Czech Republic (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

The playoff round of the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship begins tomorrow with the quarterfinal matchups featuring the non-relegated teams from Group A and Group B, although the first relegation game in the best-of-three series will also take place. The games will take place at Helsinki Ice Hall and Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Mikko Rantanen and Patrik Laine, Finland

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Patrik Laine - Team Finland - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Finland forward and 2016 prospect Patrik Laine is among the scoring leaders at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship with four goals and eight points through four games (courtesy of Chapin Landvogt/HF)

Team Finland has given the fans in Helsinki, Finland plenty to cheer about at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship, to the tune of 23 goals in four preliminary round games. Their tight, 5-4 win over the Czech Republic on New Year’s Eve sends the Finns into the quarterfinals against Canada, the defending champions and a country that is never an easy out in any hockey tournament. Read more»

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