Team Canada forward Alexis Lafreniere's injury at the World Juniors doesn't appear to be as bad as initially expected as the projected No. 1 overall pick could return to action at some point in the tournament.
Alexis Lafreniere scored seven seconds after the United States tied the game late in the third period as Canada beat its North American rival 6-4 on Thursday in the opener for both countries at the 2020 world junior hockey championship.
Defencemen Braden Schneider, Peter Diliberatore and Thomas Harley were three of nine players released from Canada's world junior selection camp Thursday night as the team trimmed its roster to 24 two weeks before the start of the tournament.
With three gold medals in the past six seasons, Finland is staking claim to elite status at the world juniors and a combination of talent and trust is making it happen. We also may have a bit of a 2019 draft debate on our hands.
Phil Kemp was one of the heroes of a 2-1 American victory over Russia in the early semi-final Friday, slotting the U.S. into an opportunity to claim their second gold in three years at the World Junior Hockey Championship.
Like a ketchup bottle, the goals eventually flowed for Finland in a 6-1 win over Switzerland to book its spot in the gold medal game against the United States. And while the Finns are tipped as the underdogs, the Americans aren't buying it.