Canada vs. Finland: Live score, highlights, updates from 2022 World Juniors hockey tournament

Canada vs. Finland: Live score, highlights, updates from 2022 World Juniors hockey tournament

After a week of competition, the winner of Group A comes down to Monday night, as Canada and Finland square off in their final contest of group play. 

Canada enters the matchup coming off a win on Saturday against Czechia. Mason McTavish scored two goals, Kent Johnson successfully completed the Michigan goal and Tyson Foerster and Ridly Greig each potted tallies in the win to push Canada to 3-0-0-0 in Group A. 

Czechia grabbed the early lead thanks to a shorthanded goal by Martin Rysavy, putting Canada down for the first time in the tournament. But Canada rattled off five consecutive goals to put Czechia away. 

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“It’s just a little bit of adversity. And that’s OK in these games,” Canada forward Brennan Othmann said. “I think that builds more character for the important games, elimination games. And it just shows that we’re resilient. It doesn’t matter who we’re playing, we’re going to keep going.”

Finland will be the toughest opponent Canada has seen so far. The Finns are one point behind Canada in the standings, after needing a shootout to beat Czechia. The team is fresh off a 9-3 win over Slovakia on Sunday. 

The Sporting News will provide live updates and highlights from the matchup at the 2022 World Juniors.

Canada vs. Finland score


Olen Zellweger tracker

Each game, TSN will highlight one player on Team Canada to follow along with during the matchup.

For the Finland game, we will follow Olen Zellweger. The Canada defenseman has been phenomenal on the back end for the team, taking on top minutes for Dave Cameron’s crew. 

The 2021 second-round pick by the Ducks has picked up a goal and two assists so far in Edmonton. His +8 rating is the third-highest at the tournament, only behind McTavish and USA’s Brock Faber. 

1st period

One of the most impressive parts of Zellweger’s game is his ability to work the offensive blue line. He takes the puck from the wall, walks the line and fires a shot on net that gets deflected by Brennan Othmann and into the net to open the scoring. 

2nd period

Again, Zellweger’s ability to find room and space at the point for shots is remarkable. It’s not just getting the chance to shoot, it’s getting his shots through as well. A one-timer from him results in a goal after Ridly Greig popped in the rebound. 

Canada vs. Finland live updates, highlights from 2022 World Juniors

2nd period

7:42 p.m. — Canada extends its lead to 5-1 after two periods. The second was owned by Canada for the most part, with Finland getting an opportunity here or there. The key for Canada was killing the momentum at the beginning of the period with the Greig tally after Helenius’ goal for Finland at the end of the first. 

7:37 p.m. — GOAL! Well, no doubting this one, as McTavish collects his seventh goal of the tournament. He one-times a pass from Zellweger up top over Merilainen to make it 5-1 Canada. 

7:37 p.m. — It’s a game of inches. A shot from Johnson on the power play is at firsts topped by Merilainen, but the rebound sneaks out to the side of the ent. McTavish is there, but his attempt goes off the post. 

7:35 p.m. — Canada gets their second power play chance as Rubin Rafkin is called for interference, knocking down Stankoven in on the forecheck. 

7:30 p.m. — A weird bounce off the boards results in Dufour getting another partial breakaway, but again he’s denied. Rather than shot, he elected to try and stuff a backhand attempt by Merilainen. He had a lot less time and space than his first attempt. 

7:27 p.m. — Canada gets Finland stuck in its own zone with the Stankoven-Johnson-Foerster line going to work. Johnson nearly had the team’s fifth goal, as Stankoven’s shot was initially stopped, but Johnson had a backhand chance with Merilainen down at the side of the net, but he heeled the shot. 

7:22 p.m. — William Dufour gets a shorthanded breakaway for Canada, but his shot is denied by Merilainen. 

7:20 p.m. — Finland get their first power play chance of the night as Bedard is called for holding the stick. As Joel Maatta was closing in on him, Bedard grabbed his stick and casually tossed it aside. 

7:17 p.m. — Yikes, a horrible decision by Ethan del Mastro behind his own net nearly results in a Finland goal. He retrieved the puck and had a forechecker on him. Instead of going up the wall, he elects to come out in front of his net where Aatu Raty is waiting for him. Del Mastro is able to knock the puck away before Raty can get a shot off, but a bad decision by the Canadian defenseman. 

7:12 p.m. — Canada nearly scored their fifth, as a shot gets initially stopped by Merilainen. It looks liek he has control but it squeaks out behind him and sits in the crease. Joshua Roy was at the top of the crease, but did not realize the puck was there before a Finnish defenseman slides the puck back under Merilainen’s legs. 

7:10 p.m. — Seconds into the 2nd period and Canada has lit the lamp again. Greig collects a rebound and pots it home. After the late goal in the first by Finland, Canada sucks the momentum back their way. 

End 1st period: Canada 3, Finland 1

6:46 p.m. — After 20 minutes, Canada has a 3-1 lead. It was a shaky start, but Canada was able to finally get into a groove. It was a fairly competitive period between the two, but Canada was able to score on their limited chances. 

6:45 p.m. — GOAL! With 56 seconds left, Finland gets a huge goal. Helenius gets the puck in the slot and and snaps a shot on net. It hits the skate of a Canadian defenseman and flutters over Garand’s shoulder. That’s a big goal for the Finns to get before the end of the period. 

6:40 p.m. — GOAL! After a chance for Finland down at one end, Bedard rips a shot over the shoulder of Merilainen. It’s that quick release from Bedard. No traffic, defenseman played it well, Merilainen was square to Bedard, but that shot is something else. 3-0 Canada with less than three minutes left in the opening frame. 

6:31 p.m. — GOAL! A sensational rush by Ridly Greig results in Tyson Foerster knocking the puck into the net. Greig rushes in and splits the Finnish defense. As he’s falling, he get it on net and Foerster taps in the rebound. Canada capitalizes on the power play and they are up 2-0 with under eight minutes left in the first. 

6:29 p.m. — The first power play of the game goes to Canada as Samuel Helelnius is called for slashing. 

6:22 p.m. — GOAL! The call stands and it’s a good call for Othmann. He’s been excellent since he was bumped up to the top line. Assists go to Zellweger and Connor Bedard. 

6:19 p.m. — On Canada’s first shot on goal, it gets by Leevi Merilainen thanks to an excellent tip by Brennan Othmann on an Olen Zellweger shot. The officials are going to review it for a potential high-stick, but it looks like Othmann’s stick was under the crossbar. 

6:16 p.m. — While Finland is definitely the strongest opponent Canada has had, they are not doing themselves any favors. Canada has attempted a number of stretch passes thorugh the neutral zone that Finland’s defensemen are stepping up on and picking off. Too many turnovers early on for the Canadians. 

6:14 p.m. — Finland has Canada on their heels early. Some turnovers and failed breakouts cause Canada to have an elongated shift in their zone. Dylan Garand has been forced to make some solid stops. 


5 p.m. — No lineups changes for Canada. Garand will get his third consecutive start in net. Brennan Othmann remains up with the top line alongside Connor Bedard and Mason McTavish. 

What channel is Canada vs. Finland on today?

  • Canada: TSN 3/5
  • United States: NHL Network

TSN has all the World Juniors action in Canada. In the United States, viewers can find the games on NHL Network.

Gord Miller and Mike Johnson will be on the call live in Edmonton. James Duthie and Bob McKenzie will provide analysis during intermissions.  

How to live stream World Juniors hockey games

Fans in Canada can stream all World Juniors games at or the TSN app. U.S. fans can stream the tournament on fuboTV (free trial), or the NHL app.

Canada vs. Finland start time

  • Time: 6 p.m. ET (4 p.m. MT)

The puck drops at 6 p.m. ET from Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alta., home of the NHL’s Oilers and WHL’s Oil Kings.

MORE: Team Canada 2022 World Juniors roster, results

This is the fourth game for both clubs at the 2022 World Juniors. 

Canada vs. Finland odds

  • Canada: -1.5 (-103)
  • Finland: +1.5 (-133)

Canada is a 1.5-goal favorite on the puckline for the contest against Finland at the World Juniors, according to Sports Interaction

Canada World Juniors schedule 2022

(All times Eastern)

Date Opponent Result Time (ET), TV
Aug. 10LatviaW, 5-26 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
Aug. 11SlovakiaW, 11-16 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
Aug. 13CzechiaW, 5-16 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
Aug. 15Finland6 p.m. (TSN, NHLN)
Aug. 17QuarterfinalsTBD (TSN, NHLN)
Aug. 19SemifinalsTBD (TSN, NHLN)
Aug. 20Bronze/goldTBD (TSN, NHLN)