TribLIVE

| Sports


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Finland wins gold at World Junior Championship

Penguins/NHL Videos

Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014, 6:21 p.m.
 

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 rrossi@tribweb.com or via Twitter @RobRossi_Trib.

 

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Penguins

  1. Penguins assistant coach Tocchet wants Letang to shoot more on power play
  2. Penguins notebook: Team celebrates ‘Hockey Fights Cancer’ event
  3. Penguins veteran defenseman Scuderi’s game looking up
  4. Fleury, Penguins too much for Kings
  5. Starkey: Hockey hypocrites, unite
  6. Penguins notebook: Bennett close to returning
  7. Penguins’ Crosby OK with Neal comments about trade
  8. Penguins’ Malkin admits Neal trade was surprise
  9. Penguins assistant coach Tocchet marvels at Maatta’s demeanor
  10. Penguins’ defenseman Maatta confident of full recovery
  11. Penguins notebook: Jagr still an impact player in 23rd season
Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.