Canadian junior team downs Finland 8-5 to finish round-robin undefeated, senior team loses game one 8-2 to Finland

Helsinki, Finland – January 1, 2015 – The Canadian junior team posted an 8-5 win over their Finnish rivals on the final day of round robin play to remain undefeated in the President’s Pool. The first place Canadians will go on to face the second place Finns again tomorrow as the best two-out-of-three series to claim international gold gets underway.

“What we have been planning against the Finns, we are accomplishing,” said Ottawa’s Sarah-Lynne Begin who scored a pair of goals and two assists in the 8-5 win over the Finns. “This game got us prepared to be able to execute for the big game tomorrow.”

Canada’s senior team battled hard in game one of the best two-out-of-three Sam Jacks series but came up short, losing 8-2 to the Finns. The Youldon sisters from Nepean, Kelsey and Kaitlyn, picked up singles for Canada. The Canadians will have a day of rest before meeting the Finns again on January 3rd for game two in the Sam Jack’s series.

In other round robin games in the President’s Pool today, Sweden’s junior team beat Slovakia 10-0 and shut out Czech Republic 13-0. Sweden downed USA 19-0 to finish in third place and will now go on to play a best two-out-of-three series for bronze against Team USA.

Final round robin standings for the President’s Pool:

Canada Junior: 6 wins 0 losses – 12 points
Finland Junior: 5 wins 1 loss – 10 points
Sweden: 4 wins 2 losses – 8 points
USA: 3 wins 3 losses – 6 points
Sweden Junior: 2 wins 4 losses – 4 points
Slovakia: 1 win 5 losses – 2 points
Czech Republic: 0 wins 6 losses – 0 points

All games are being live webcast and can be accessed through the following links:

President’s Pool: https://www.youtube.com/user/RingetteTV

Sam Jacks Series: http://areena.yle.fi/1-3198005

Live stats can be found here: http://www.wrc2015.fi/en/Results.html

The following games will take place tomorrow (all times are local Helsinki time):

President’s Bronze series game one

14:45 Sweden vs. USA

President’s Trophy series game one

18:00 Canada Junior vs. Finland Junior

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