TT News Agency / Ludvig ThunmanGoaltending: Finland returns to the World Junior’s with arguably the best goaltending duo in the tournament. In fact, both Juuse Saros and Ville Husso are returning to help defend their 2014 gold, with Saros expected to take the starting role once again. Saros, a prospect of the Nashville Predators, had a 1.57 goals against and .943 save percentage...
Team Finland has announced their preliminary roster for the 2015 World Juniors in Montreal and Toronto, Canada. Among the players looking to defend Finland’s 2014 are returning players Juuse Saros and Artturi Lehkonen, as well as Pittbusrgh Penguins prospect Kasperi Kapanen.
Erik AutioDefensemanPenn State University...
Coming off of three Euro Hockey Tour titles, a World Junior gold and an Olympic bronze in just half a year, there is a lot to be excited about heading into Belarus in May. For starters, Finland may have one of the best goaltending trios around with NHL star Pekka Rinne, World Junior savior Juuse Saros and former New York Islanders [...]
Coming in as the heavy, heavy favorite, Sweden couldn’t stay perfect as they lost their only game of the tournament at the worst time: the gold medal game. While they did outplay Finland for a lot of the game, Juuse Saros was stellar in goal stopping 35 of 37 and Rasmus Ristolainen scored the “golden goal” in overtime to give [...]
He posted tournament-best numbers and just led his team to the gold.
Juuse Saros, a fourth round pick of the Nashville Predators in this past June’s draft, led Finland past host country Sweden for their third World Juniors gold medal and first medal of any color since 2006. The 18-year old was also named to the tournament’s first All-Star Team despite not winning Best Goaltender...
Juuse Saros helped Finland beat Canada in the world junior hockey semifinals, making 23 saves in a 5-1 victory Saturday.
Finland will play Sweden in the final Sunday. Sweden beat Russia 2-1 in the first semifinal.
''It's a dream final for us -- Finland and Sweden,'' Finnish forward Henri Ikonen said. ''It's a great rivalry. Young players like ourselves can't imagine a better situation...
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January 02, 2014