USA vs Finland Live Stream,So it all came down to this: The United States U20 vs Finland U20 in the IIHF World Hockey Junior Championship 2019 Final Live. The USA overcame
Date: Saturday, Jan. 5
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
TV Channel: NHLN, TSN
Just a year after Team Canada took gold in the 2018 World Junior Championship in Buffalo, the United States is hoping to return the favor in Vancouver on Saturday against Finland. For Team USA, it would be their second gold medal in three years, and this is their fourth straight year playing for gold. Finland, meanwhile, who knocked out Canada in the quarterfinal stage, will look to continue their path of upsets and win their third gold medal in 13 years.
Both teams got here in different ways. Team USA beat Russia in a gutty 2-1 performance, whereas Finland was utterly dominant over Switzerland in a breezy 6-1 win. Team USA has already beaten Finland 4-1 earlier in the tournament, and you realize that we’re talking about two teams that have seen very different games in terms of competitiveness throughout this tournament.
In a U20 tournament, of course, you expect a degree of unpredictability — that’s what makes this competition so fun to watch. Team USA forward and Montreal Canadiens prospect Ryan Poehling is tied for the lead in points for the tournament. He’ll try to push himself over the edge on Saturday.
The 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship has cruised through itsand now it’s time for the elimination stage. Eight of the tournament’s 10 teams qualified for the medal stage, while the last-place team in each group (Denmark and Kazakhstan) will duke it out in a three-game series to determine which country will be relegated to a lower division for next year’s tournament.