The United States will be looking for a small payback just days after the New Year starts when it competes against Finland Junior Semi-Finals in the IIHF World in 2021

In each of the last two tournaments, it was the Finns who sent the Americans home without the final gold medal prize: in 2020 they were in the quarter-finals and in 2019 in the gold medal game. Eight players return from last year for Team USA and one, goalkeeper Spencer Knight, who is expected to be on the net for the U.Swas on the team at both tournaments

This will be another match between two evenly matched teams that will soon have NHLers on the roster. The only thing that could give the Americans the edge is that Finland is one of the most punished teams in the tournament and in the U isS has the most efficient power game (8-for-19)

These two teams met in a pre-tournament vote in which the Americans won 3-2, supported by two goals from Cole Caufield, but now the time has come

“I remember it was our first two games in the tournament and both teams got a feel for each other,” said defender Ryan Johnson after the U.S. advanced with a quarter-final win against the Slovaks “I think both teams have made progress. When you see Finland they look a lot better, but also with us I think it will be a good matchup”

Here’s how the US and Finland play head-to-toe with a spot in the gold medal game

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