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Lassi Thomson named captain for Finland for the U20 World Junior Championships

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Ilves players Santeri Hatakka, Lassi Thomson, Matias Maccelli, and Antti Saarela chosen for Finland’s World Juniors selection camp were also selected to the final roster. Ilves defenseman Lassi Thomson was named captain for team Finland.

In addition to the four Finnish players, Ilves goalie Lukáš Dostál will also participate in the tournament as he was chosen to represent Czech Republic. The U20 World Junior Championships will be played from Dec 26, 2019 through Jan 5, 2020 in Ostrava and Třinec, Czech Republic.

Finland’s U18 women’s team will compete for the World Championship trophy from Dec 26, 2019 through Jan 2, 2020 in Bratislava, Slovakia. Defenseman Elli Suoranta of Ilves’ women’s team was chosen for team Finland and will serve as an alternate captain.


U20 team’s games

Preliminary Round:
Thu, Dec 26 at 8 PM Sweden – Finland
Sat, Dec 28 at 4 PM Finland – Slovakia
Sun, Dec 29 at 4 PM Kazakhstan – Finland
Tue, Dec 31 at 8 PM Finland – Switzerland

Quarterfinals:
Thu, Jan 2
1:30 PM Quarterfinal 1
4 PM Quarterfinal 2
6:30 PM Quarterfinal 3
9 PM Quarterfinal 4

Semifinals:
Sat, Jan 4
4 PM Semifinal 1
8 PM Semifinal 2

Medal Games:
Sun, Jan 5
4 PM Bronze Medal Game
8 PM Gold Medal Game

U18 women’s team’s games
Preliminary Round:
Thu, Dec 26 at 5:30 PM USA – Finland
Fri, Dec 27 at 1:30 PM Finland – Canada
Sun, Dec 29 at 5:30 PM Russia – Finland

Quarterfinals:
Mon, Dec 30
5:30 PM Quarterfinal 1
9:30 PM Quarterfinal 2

Semifinals:
Wed, Jan 1
1:30 PM Semifinal 1
5:30 PM Semifinal 2

Medal Games:
Thu, Jan 2
1:30 PM Bronze Medal Game
9:30 PM Gold Medal Game

Starting times are Finnish time (GMT+2).

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