Finland’s talented prospects pose a problem for Canada at world juniors

HELSINKI — A couple of kids from Finland, who are too young to drink and too young to vote and still have to wear full face-masks, are standing in Canada’s way of winning a medal at the world junior hockey championship.

On paper, it sounds like it should be an easy obstacle to overcome. After all, Jesse Puljujarvi and Patrik Laine are both only 17 years old and are playing in what is considered to be a 19-year-old’s tournament. But do not let their ages fool you.

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