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OILERS AT THE WORLDS

A Strong Finnish

Finland take down Russia 4-3 to finish in fifth place

Tuesday, 05.01.2010 / 3:45 AM / Oilers at the Worlds
By Kristi Hennessy  - edmontonoilers.com
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A Strong Finnish

SASKATOON, SK - JANUARY 4: Ramis Sadikov #1 of Team Russia stops the puck on a shot by Mikael Granlund #22 of Team Finland during the 2010 IIHF World Junior Championship Tournament Fifth Place game on January 4, 2010 at the Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. Team Finland defeated Team Russia 4-3. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
Five Oilers prospects are suiting up for their respective countries at the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in Saskatchewan from December 26, 2009 through January 5, 2010.

Looking past the disappointment of not competing for a medal this year, Team Finland sure showed their heart and desire to win. They took down the undisciplined Russians by a score of 4-3.

Teemu Hartikainen picked up the game winning goal on the power play with under six minutes to play. He also picked up an assist and was one of the top three players of the tournament for Finland.

Finland outshot Russia by a margin of 35-19. All four Finland goals came on the power play.

YESTERDAY'S VIDEOS

YESTERDAY'S AUDIO


Sweden lost a tough 5-2 battle against the grinding USA team Sunday. Oilers prospect Anton Lander who wears an "A" for Team Sweden was by far the Swedish hero. He picked up both goals for Sweden with four shots, a +1, and the player of the game.  The Swedes will go on to compete for the bronze medal on Monday against Switzerland. Sweden's lone World Junior gold medal came in 1981, and that drought continues.


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OILERS PROSPECT STATS AT THE WJC:

Name Country GP G A PTS PIM +/- SOG
Jordan Eberle CANADA 5 6 5 11 4 +3 20
Teemu Hartikainen FINLAND 6 4 2 6 2 -3 28
Anton Lander SWEDEN 5 4 2 6 4 +3 14
Magnus Paajarvi-Svensson SWEDEN 5 3 6 9 2 +6 22
Toni Rajala FINLAND 6 1 2 3 0 -2 23

SCHEDULE/RESULTS:

(all times Mountain Standard - MST)

MEDAL ROUND SCHEDULE & RESULTS

January 2 (Quarterfinals):

USA
6 vs. Finland 2- (Rajala: 6 sog, Hartikainen: 8 sog)
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

January 3 (Semifinals):

Canada 6 
vs. Switzerland 1- (Eberle 1g)
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Sweden 2 vs. USA 5 - (Lander 2g)
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

January 4 (5th Place game):

Finland
4 vs. Russia 3- (Hartikainen 1g, 1a)
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

January 5 (Medal Games):

Bronze Medal Game - 2:00 pm

Gold Medal Game - 6:00 pm

ROUND ROBIN SCHEDULE & RESULTS

December 26:


Sweden 10 vs. Czech Republic 1 (Paajarvi-Svensson: 1g, 4a; Lander: 2g)
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Canada 16 vs. Latvia 0 (Eberle: 2g)
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

December 27:

Sweden 7 vs. Austria 3 (Lander: 2a; Paajarvi-Svensson: 8 shots)
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Finland 4 vs. Czech Republic 3 (Hartikainen: 1g, 7 shots)
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

December 28:

Canada 6 vs. Switzerland 0 (Eberle: 1g, 4a)
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights | Eberle post-game interview

Finland 0 vs. Russia 2
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

December 29:

Sweden 4 vs. Russia 1 (Paajarvi-Svensson 1g, 2a)
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Canada 8 vs. Slovakia 2 (Eberle: 1a) 
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

December 30:

Finland
10 vs. Austria 1 (Rajala 1g, 2 a, Hartikainen 1 g, 1a)
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos

December 31:

Sweden 7 vs. Finland 1- (Paajarvi-Svensson: 1g, Hartikainen: 1g)
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights

Canada 5 vs. USA 4-SO (Eberle 2g)
Gamesheet | Recap | Photos | Highlights | Jordan Eberle Interview

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Author: Kristi Hennessy | edmontonoilers.com


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