It's the second bronze for the Finns at the tournament, and first since 1998. He was projected to be one of the top prospects in the 2022 draft, but has struggled this season. Knight scored multiple goals against Canada in the lead up Rivalry Series ahead of the Olympics. 5:39 - Power play coming up for Finland. The explosive Nieminen, 22, led the Women's Worlds with six goals en route to an all-star team berth. The Finns are 7-for-19 on the power play in these Olympics. She returned to Finland after that one year and continued playing in theNaisten Liiga. Gambling problem? Due to positive COVID-19 test results, previously named goaltender Diana Farkhutdinova, defencemen Angelina Goncharenko and Yekaterina Nikolayeva, and forwards Liudmila Belyakova and captain Olga Sosina were removed and reserve forward Polina Luchnikova was added to the roster. Niemela should be a premier player in this tournament after impressing last year with eight points in seven games. To view the purposes they believe they have legitimate interest for, or to object to this data processing use the vendor list link below. USA 4-1. Rty isalways in the zone and opposing shooters know it. Canada takes MVP award, four of six all-stars. Canada's women's hockey team of 23 athletes was named on 11 January 2022. Updated hourly, with analysis, commentary and features from hundreds writers worldwide, our articles are read over 5 million times every month. Weve gotten this far without even mentioning the two draft eligible players on this years roster. Goaltender Valeria Merkusheva and defenceman Maria Batalova were expected join the team in Beijing on 3 February. This team should easily walk through the group stage of this competition and will face tough opposition in the quarterfinals, having to likely play one of Russia, Sweden, or the USA. He is having a tremendous Liiga season at the senior level. 7:19 - It's been a dominant showing for the U.S. as they lead the shot count 38-15 and, most important, 2-0 on the scoreboard. 0:00 - Puck is dropped in Wukesong Sports Centre! NEW SEASON, NEW JERSEYS This season the Vermont men's and women's hockey teams are wearing new jerseys by Gemini Athletic Wear. Thirty-year-old Venla Hovi is currently in her third year of university in Canada at the University of Manitoba where she plays hockey as well. Welcome to a new series for the rest of this season! This group is going to be difficult to beat on the rush because of this and will be able to quickly turn defense into offense, making them a dangerous team in transition. Maybe you've heard -- the 2010 Winter Games are five months away. The team has several options to round out the fourth line. Internet Explore Team Canada's women's hockey roster and find all team rosters at the 2022 Beijing Olympic Winter Games on 4:32 - That was Barnes' first-ever Olympic goal. ET, Feb. 3: United States vs. Finland, 8:10 a.m. When Finland has had any decent opportunities, Alex Cavallini has been their to deny any threat. 30 in the draft, that chip has only grown. Are they destined for bronze again, or can they crack the code to beating the North American teams? Hilary Knight: At 32 years old, Hilary Knight remains a force on Team USA. The Finnish women's national ice hockey team represents Finland at the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) Women's World Championships, the Olympic Games, the Four Nations Cup, and other international-level women's ice hockey competitions. They are ranked behind Canada (#2) and the United States (#1). When done with the proper personalities, this concept pays major dividends. Team Finland roster at Olympics - Beijing 2022. Feb. 2: Canada vs. Switzerland, 11:10 p.m. The third option for Finlands goal crease is Eveliina Suonp. She was shockingly left off of the Olympic roster after reported conflict with Head Coach Pasi Mustonen. (Photo Credit: Mats Bekkevold). This three-time SDHL champion is coming off of a 41 point season, and is one of he best puck movers and playmakers in the game. Backing him up will likely be Juha Jatkola, who spent most of last season with IPK in the Mestis, and will be playing for KalPa in Liiga this season. The small country continues to churn out elite hockey talent, and this year is no exception with a roster that may be a perfect mix of tournament veterans and top 2022 Draft prospects. 16:02 - Abby Roque heads to the penalty box to give Finland a power play. Standout center Aatu Raty missed the tournament last December after being stuck in Finland due to COVID isolation rules, but he will be available this time around. Jatkola and Lampinen likely wont see much action behind Merilainen but are two solid backup options. She has 314 Finnish womens games to her name. Finland defeated the United States for the first time, at the 2008 World Championship in China, 10 in overtime. The team with the most titles in the Finland Liiga are the Tappara (Tamhockey Oy) with 14. . While Poulin is one of the veterans on this team, she still remains a high-impact player. Editor's note: The U.S. and Finland women's hockey teams met in the semifinals on Monday at the 2022 Winter Olympics.To relive the action between the U.S. and Finland, check out our live blog of the clash below, or click here for a full game recap. GitHub export from English Wikipedia. [3], The roster was announced on 20 January 2022. 2022 Men's Division 2 Roster Announced. In all, 10 players return from last years team including Ruben Rafkin, who played one game, and third goaltender Joel Blomqvist. Canada's women's hockey team of 23 athletes was named on 11 January 2022. Nieminen has certainly measured up to the challenge. The talent level is undeniable with Lambert, and he will come into this tournament with something to prove. She will be a challenge to slow down offensively in Beijing. While at Princeton, she earned Ivy League Rookie and Player of the Year honors, recording 22 goals and 35 assists. ET, Feb. 6: United States vs. Switzerland, 8:10 a.m. Shell be replaced in Beijing by Ann-Rene Desbiens. At 30 years old, she has been a mainstay for the Finnish defense for many years now. The Canadiens need to tread lightly with injuries. She is an incredible player and we are so proud to have her representing Ohio State at the Olympics. Early candidate for play of the game. Sounds pretty straightforward, right? Often considered one of, if not the greatest goaltender in womens hockey history, coming off of a fantastic professional season with a .954 save percentage, and an amazing run at Worlds last year, it seems frankly, ridiculous to not have her on the roster. Before venturing to Manitoba, she spent time withIlves Tampere,HPK Hameenlinna, and KalPa. She also had her best World Championship performance in 2021 with 6 assists which was massive for the team fighting to make it to the podium. 10:00 - The U.S. holds on to a 1-0 lead midway through the game and a 25-6 advantage in shots. ET; Feb. 4: Canada vs. Finland, 11:10 p.m. COLUMBUS, Ohio - Former Ohio State women's hockey forward Minttu Tuominen has been named to the Finnish Women's National Team for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Team Finland announced Thursday.She will make her fourth consecutive appearance at the Olympics. Teams have done this for years. The Finns have Noora Rty. At the 2021 Women's Worlds, Knight became the all-time goal-scoring leader, surpassing fellow American Cammi Granato. After some good puck movement, the U.S. gets the puck down low to Hilary Knight who then feeds Barnes in front for the first goal. Rty is capable of single-handedly winning games at times. If you want to know more or withdraw your consent to all or some of the cookies, please refer to the Cookie Policy . We and our partners use cookies to Store and/or access information on a device. Go ahead and try. Call 1-800-GAMBLER. Unfortunately, this is likely a few players final shot at gold in the Olympics and I just dont think its in the cards for them. The Americans may have taken down Finland in their first game of the tournament, but the Finns probably won't make things very easy on them this time around. #WinterOlympics : @USA_Network and @peacockTV : Team Finland Roster @ Olympics - Beijing 2022. The defence also lost some key names from a year ago, including Ville Heinola, Santeri Hatakka and Mikko Kokkonen. @HilaryKnight | #WinterOlympics This Finland team is so good, he probably wont have to steal games, but if he can make the saves he needs to, watch out. At the 2019 World Championship, Finland reached the championship final for the first time in tournament history after beating Canada 42 in the semi-final. He played in one game last December, a 7-1 thrashing of Austria, making eight saves on just nine shots against. All rights reserved. She has played one season of NCAA Division I hockey for Niagara University back in the 2007-08 season. The Finnish national team has participated in every Olympic women's ice hockey tournament since the tournament was added to the Winter Olympics program in 1998. USA 4-1. The Finns came close to opening the scoring but Alex Cavallini said no. Guide to the 2022 World Junior Championship, 2022 World Juniors Schedule, Groups, Rosters, Predictions & More, Predictions for the 2022 World Junior Championship, 2022 World Juniors: 2023 Draft-Eligible Players to Watch, 6 Predictions for the 2022 World Junior Championship. Gambling problem? Outside of Niemela, they lack star power but should have no issue dealing with even the most high-powered forward groups. StFX Athletics & Recreation PO Box 5000, 1140 Convocation Blvd., Antigonish, NS, B2G 2W5 Recreation/Welcome Desk: 902-867-2181 Email: Box Office: 902-867-3304 Varsity Athletics: 902-867-2152 Historically, Finland's primary rival was Sweden, which finished second to Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Forward Hillary Knight will also return for the U.S. in her fourth Olympics. Dangerous every time she touches the puck. Sign upto stream every event at the 2022 Winter OlympicsLIVEonPeacock. QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League) WHL . Abby Roque gets another one for the U.S. in the empty net. Finlands womens Olympic team is truly an extraordinary blend. The Vermont roster is comprised of student-athletes from nine different countries. She will make her fourth consecutive appearance at the Olympics. That is only the second goal Cavallini has allowed in three starts. 2022 Winter Olympics [ edit ] The roster was announced on 20 January 2022. His scoring has just gotten better. Hirvonen, another Leafs second-round pick, and Simontaival, a Kings third-round pick, were impressive at the 2021 tournament, with six and seven points, respectively. Resulting in a shootout, USA ultimately took home gold leaving Finland hungrier than theyve ever been. The 32-year-old has won seven gold medals at the IIHF World Women's Championships and the gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics. Lindstedts first Olympics for the Finns was the 2010 Vancouver Games when they took bronze. The question, then, will be in goal. Throughout the season and the even more so in the playoffs, you will find a great selection of Finland Liiga betting odds. Her Elite Prospects page is about a mile long to represent her career in which shes done anything and everythingexcept win a gold medal. She also served as North Dakotas captain during her senior season. Age and clubs listed as of the start of the tournament, 3 February 2022. The 511 winger is known for his shot and scoring ability, as evidenced by his 12 goals and six assists in 21 Liiga games this season. Besides being an amazing scorer, Karvinen is interchangeable and can play either the port or starboard side on a forward line. . 0:00 - Second period is under way with the U.S. and Finland tied 0-0. Rty is unquestionably the woman in net for the Finns, hands down. Make no mistake of what Finlands strength is: In a tournament usually called one for 19 year olds, they won bronze last year with a relatively young team and what that means is that they enter this tournament with an experienced group. List View Headshot View. Finland was the latest nation to unveil the 25-man roster it will . at NCAA National Championship. Team Finland Players to Watch at 2022 WJC. Founded in 2010 by the Finnish Ice Hockey Association, Team Kuortane was generated as a means to develop the play of young female hockey players in the country. IIHF is committed to protecting everyone involved within ice hockey. There is a lot backing that notion up to give it real credence. After practically tasting a gold medal in 2019 and with so many seasoned players determined to not retire quietly, Finland is ready to put up the biggest fight of their life and make a statement on the grandest of stages. Any use, reproduction, modification, distribution, display or performance of this material without NBC Universals prior written consent is prohibited. This year is expected to follow suit. She has 33 penalty minutes in 23 games this season, as well as a pair of goals and five assists. Savannah Harmon also had a good opportunity but her attempt went wide of the Finnish net. [13], The roster was announced on 10 January 2022. As part of the big five nations at this tournament, the expectation will be to medal, and I think this team certainly has the tools to make a deep run this year. Viitasuo is also just 21 years of age and will be making her Olympic debut. Would it surprise you to know that she had a record of 38-0 that year? Having two high-end talents in Kemell and Lambert, who both fell in the draft and should come in with an extra bit of fire, might be a boost for this team as well. 2022 Olympics: Women's hockey rosters, schedule, medal contenders . In 48 games in the top Finnish womens league, Nieminen has scored 30 goals and 21 assists. She may be the youngest player on Team Canada but she's poised for a breakout tournament. In Karvinens 87 NCAA games, she managed to score 56 goals and 75 assists for 131 points. After missing the Women's Worlds due to a lower-body injury, Rooney is a critical piece for an American team looking to repeat as back-to-back Olympic gold medalists. The last thing this team needs is to risk their future for games that dont matter. Now to be fair, all of those other five nations have excellent goaltenders, some of whom are neck and neck withRty as being the best goalies in the world. [8], The roster was announced on 2 January 2022. If both teams win out from there, they will meet in the gold-medal game. During that time Hovi scored five goals and nine assists in 16 games for the Purple Eagles. These past three seasons for the University of Manitoba, she has 21 goals and 28 assists for 49 points in 51 games. The U.S. and Canada will face each other in the final game of pool play. Here is the 2022 Team Finland roster. ET. Kendall Coyne Schofield won a loose puck behind the Finland net, fed Savannah Harmon at the top of the face-off circle. Not only was he the top scoring defenceman in last years tournament, hes also the top scoring returning player this year. He is a rare Finnish teenager who has chosen to play in North America, and is currently with the Belleville Senators in the AHL. 16:23 - Finland gets a good chance fromNoora Tulus but again, Alex Cavallini is strong in net. ET on NBC and Peacock. Player birthdate, birthplace, height and weight information for Team Finland Olympics. Kemell was given a chance on the top line during a preliminary game, but that was without Simontaival in the lineup. [15], The roster was announced on 19 January 2022. Risnen has a very solid .936 SV% forHPK Hameenlinna in this current 2017-18 season for the Naisten Liiga, which is the top league for womens hockey in Finland. Niemel had two goals and six assists at last years tournament, and will be looking to improve on that this year. QMJHL (Quebec Major Junior Hockey League), U20 Nationell (Swedish U20 League - Tier 1), U20 Regional (Swedish U20 League - Tier 2). After dropping to No. Aatu Rty is not on the team, as he had to quarantine with his club team in Finland. 10:45 - Hilary Knight's goal in the second period puts her tied Jenny Potter with 11 all-time at the Olympics. It is always a rarity in hockey when you find aplayer who is capable of playing both forward and defense. Blomqvist is likely the goalie they will ride. Edmontonissa kynnistyviin Nuorten MM-kisoihin on valittu Nimilista: #NuoretLeijonat #MMkisat #WorldJuniors She had a brief single season at Robert Morris University during the 2010-11 season as well. Mens: Canada | United States | Russia | Czech Republic | Sweden | Finland | Switzerland | Slovakia | Germany | Slovenia| South Korea | Norway |, Womens: Canada | United States | Russia | Finland | Sweden | Switzerland | Korea | Japan. Obviously. They could go up one and grab the bronze, or slide down two spots at most from there. Defender Sini Karjalainen #2 of Team Finland blocks a shot in front of goalkeeper Anni Keisala #36 of Team Finland in the second period during the Women's Ice Hockey Playoff Semifinal match between Team United States and Team Finland on Day 10 of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympic Games at Wukesong Sports . This is the case too for FinlandsMinnamari (Minttu) Tuominen. Syracuse vs. NC State 2023 Ally ACC Women's . Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, and even USA and Canada, guess what? Some of our partners may process your data as a part of their legitimate business interest without asking for consent. Subscribe to The Athletic for in-depth coverage of your favorite players, teams, leagues and clubs. During her senior season, she served as an alternate captain. The Finnish team has had a rough go of constantly falling short of matching up with the North American powerhouses of womens hockey. Feb 4, 2022. USA 1-0. FINLAND 3-1. The defense and the forwards for Finland will then need to step up. This is an extremely similar roster to the one from last December, with just a few changes, most notably in net. Forwards: Elisa Holopainen, Sanni Vanhanen, Petra Nieminen, Sanni Hakala, Viivi Vainikka, Julia Liikala, Jenniina Nylund, Emilia Vesa, Michelle Karvinen, Sofianna Sundelin, Noora Tulus, Tanja Niskanen, Susanna Tapani Defenders: Sini Karjalainen, Jenni Hiirikoski, Sanni Rantala, Ella Viitasuo, Nelli Laitinen, Minnamari Tuominen, Ronja Savolainen She is another sizable defender for Finland at 5-foot-8 and around 150 pounds. 15:00 - The U.S. has done a great job all game of limiting the Finns any Grade A chances. Sign up for our regular 'Prospects Newsletter' for all the latest. 20:00 - FINAL! Plain and simple, this will be an enjoyable hockey team to watch, at the very least. Lambert may no longer even be the top Finnish prospect eligible for this draft. A former Ohio State Buckeye, Tuominen has been known to play both center and defense, although for PyeongChang, Finland has her listed as a blueliner. Meanwhile, Knight's assist ties her with Natalie Darwitz for second place on the all-time U.S. scoring list (25 Olympic points). . She had a standout NCAA career at the University of North Dakota. While the net will definitely belong to her first and foremost, injuries and catastrophe have been known to happen. Viro will be the more defensive player in this partnership, as hes a more physical defender than you would expect from someone of his size. Another forward to keep an eye on is Roby Jrventie. The Finnish Women's National Team will be without its original head coach for the remainder of the Olympics. The 2022 U.S. Women's Olympic hockey team has 13 players returning from the 2018 Olympic championship team including goalie Maddie Rooney (Duluth, Minnesota) who proved to be the U.S.'s backbone during the final shootout win over Canada in PyeongChang and Hilary Knight (Sun Valley, Idaho). Maddie Rooney: For the second straight Olympics, Rooney will suit up as one of Team USA's three goaltenders. The consent submitted will only be used for data processing originating from this website. Theyll need to keep their goaltending in check and stay disciplined on the ice but Team USA and Canada can and should be looking over their shoulders. Minttus selection to her fourth Olympic team shows just how hard she works, Ohio State head coach Nadine Muzerall said. The U.S. is rocking their navy sweaters, and the Finns are wearing white. Jace Evans, USA TODAY 2/6/2022. He was projected to be one of . Having turned 28 back in December, Risnen is just a handful of months younger thanRty. Both teams feeling each other out in the early stage of the tilt. Petra Nieminen: Hiirikoskis Lule HF teammate, Nieminen is on pace for her best professional season yet. The son of former Canadiens player Martti has three goals and six assists in 21 games. 2022 Ice Hockey World Championships Gold Medal Team, Data tables and visualizations available under, Official Guide & Record Books of the Finnish Ice Hockey Federation. Levels of respect and personal concern for one another are achieved, and that translates into wins. That includes Hirvonen, as well as Juuso Menp and Montreal Canadiens second-round pick Oliver Kapanen, among others. One player, 44-year-old Riikka Vlil, was a member of the Nagano Finnish teamthe first Olympics to have womens hockey as one of their events. These odds will tell you the amount of winnings you could take home, or how likely it is for your bet to win. Collins gem Hockey Facts and Stats 200910, p.542, Andrew Podnieks, Harper Collins Publishers Ltd, Toronto, Canada, List of Finland women's national ice hockey team rosters, 200910 Finland women's national ice hockey team, Finland women's national under-18 ice hockey team, "IIHF Member National Association: Finland", "Naisten MM-joukkue Tanskan MM-kisoihin valittu Mukana iso kasa viime kauden arvokisamitalisteja", "2022 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship Team Roster: Finland",, 1995 Finished in 4th place (4 Nations Cup), 2004 Finished in 4th place (4 Nations Cup), This page was last edited on 25 January 2023, at 17:55. WHAT A SAVE!#WinterOlympics | @TeamUSA This is the case too for Finland's Minnamari (Minttu) Tuominen. Among those 10 is also last years top defenceman Toronto Maple Leafs prospect Topi Niemel. Finland finished as runners-up and won a silver medal after losing to the United States in a shootout.[3]. Playing this year for the CWHLs Kunlun Red Star,Rty has numbers of 1.62 GAA and .944 SV% in 15 games. Officials were reviewing it for a potential major penalty. One thing that remains consistent with almost all of the defensemen on this blue line is their fantastic skating. Founded in 2009, The Hockey Writers is a premier destination for news and information on everything hockey. Founded in 2009, The Hockey Writers is a premier destination for news and information on everything hockey. To make things even more dangerous, Finland also has the returning player with the second most points in Kasper Simontaival. Formerly known as the Air Canada Cup, the MLP Nations Cup and the Meco Cup. Stream the rest of the women's hockey games on Peacock or here on ET. Look for the Finnish women to hover around fourth place. 2022 Olympic Games Gold Medal Team. The Finns also seem to have taken a page out a recipe for success that hearkens back to the days of Conn Smythes Toronto Maple Leafs. Hockey Hall-of-Famers Sergei Fedorov and Red Kelly come to mind, all the way up to the Buffalo Beauts Jacquie Greco in the NWHL. She has the Hockey IQ as they say, of someone well beyond her years. COLUMBUS, Ohio Former Ohio State womens hockey forward Minttu Tuominen has been named to the Finnish Womens National Team for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics, Team Finland announced Thursday. [1] [2] The team consisted of 13 forwards (F), seven on defense (D) and three goaltenders (G). Michelle Karvinen is one of the most talented and most popular players on Finland. Despite still being young, Nieminem is a huge presence on the ice and has already proved to be an integral part of Team Finland. You dont. Merilainen is a big, athletic goalie with impressive lateral movement. ET; Canada vs. ROC, 11:10 p.m. Users can also authenticate via TV Everywhere to stream events in the NBC Sports app or on In 208 Finnish league games, Hovi scored 142 goals and 138 assists for 280 points. 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