Finland wins gold at World Junior Championship
Finland didn't need arguably its best young defenseman at the World Junior Championship.
Without Olli Maatta, who is playing regularly with the Penguins, Finland bested host Sweden, 3-2, on Sunday for the gold medal.
It was the third World Junior title for Finland, which finished 5-1-1 at the tournament that was staged in Malmo, Sweden.
Penguins prospect Oskar Sundqvist, a center, finished the tournament with two goals for Sweden.
Derrick Pouliot, a Penguins defensive prospect, had a goal and five points to go with a plus-2 rating in seven games for Canada, which, like the United States, failed to medal.
Russia beat Canada, 2-1, on Sunday to win bronze.
Toronto and Montreal will co-host the 2015 World Junior Championship.
Rob Rossi is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at email@example.com or via Twitter @RobRossi_Trib.
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