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Previewing the 2022 IIHF WJC Gold Medal Game - Finland vs Canada

It all comes down to this, the most prolific game of a hockey player's junior career. Who will take home the gold medal?   Team Finland comes into the game looking for a bounceback effort. They were defeated by Canada during the preliminary round, 6-3. Team Canada cruised through the preliminary round and will have their biggest test of the tournament today. Keys to Success: For Finland, they need to establish an early lead. Finland's top line of Aatu Raty, Joakim Kemell, and Roni Hirvonen have been carrying the load offensively. With an early lead, Finland's defensive strengths and shut a game down, like they did against Team Sweden yesterday. Finland defeated Sweden, 1-0, and limited the Swedes to just 23 shots.   Canada will need to break down Finland's defensive core once again, like they did in the preliminary round. Canada's offensive core is made up of highly skilled players that pounce on mistakes. Finland's game revolves around possession. If Canada

2022 IIHF WJC Notes: August 12 - Brad Lambert, Mason McTavish, etc.

The IIHF World Juniors is under flight. Here are some of the top analytics and notes so far from the played games: Brad Lambert : Lambert is an elite skater and puck handler. He flashes around with his edge work. He is a key player on odd-man rushes and one-on-one. Lambert makes his teammates better while also displaying a lethal shot in junior. But what is holding Brad Lambert back from becoming a superstar? Give and GOAL! Brad Lambert makes it 3-0 for @leijonat just 1:58 into the 2nd. #WorldJuniors #LATFIN @NHLJets pic.twitter.com/utJ8Olkf69   — IIHF (@IIHFHockey) August 9, 2022 Lambert is a perimeter player. He is often rushing around the ice and making laps around the offensive zone. Lambert moves around the outside of the offensive zone, looking to set up teammates in and around the goal. He is a very predictable player. Lambert currently has a goal in two games. Mason McTavish and Team Canada : Team Canada is always a candidate to win the IIHF WJC. Team Canada absolutely domi