(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Patrik Laine and Julius Nattinen, Finland

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Jesse Puljujarvi and Sebastian Aho - Team Finland - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Finland forwards Jesse Puljujarvi (L) and Sebastian Aho (R) celebrate Aho’s goal in the third period of the gold medal game at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

Team Finland captured their second U20 title in three years after defeating Russia in overtime by a 4-3 score. As the scorer of the overtime, “Golden Goal” at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship in Helsinki, Finland, Kasperi Kapanen (TOR) joined countrymen Rasmus Ristolainen (2014) and Niklas Hagman (1998) as Finns that have secured the gold for their country at this event with an overtime marker. Read more»

(Video) 2016 World Junior Championship: Russia shuts down USA, takes 2-1 win to advance to gold medal game

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Pavel Kraskovski, Yegor Korshkov, and Alexander Polunin - Team Russia - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Russia forwards Pavel Kraskovski (L), Yegor Korshkin (C), and Alexander Polunin (R) celebrate a goal by Kraskovski in Russia’s 2-1 semi-final win over the USA at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of MARKKU ULANDER/AFP/Getty Images)

The USA rolled into the semi-finals at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship having outscored their opponents 21-2 in their prior three games, but it was their opposition, Team Russia, that is moving on to the gold medal game after they shut down the U.S. offense in a 2-1 win at Hartwall Arena in Helsinki, Finland.W 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: Roland McKeown, Canada

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Mitchell Stephens - Team Canada - 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship

Photo: Team Canada forward Mitchell Stephens moves in to score Canada’s first goal in their 5-2 loss to Sweden at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship (courtesy of RONI REKOMAA/AFP/Getty Images)

Team Canada ran the table on the way to gold at last year’s World Juniors, but their path to a U20 title will be a little trickier at the 2016 IIHF World Junior Championship. The Canadians competed in the tough Group A that also included Sweden and the USA, with Canada losing to both of those hockey powers in the preliminary round in Helsinki, Finland. Read more»

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