Canada falls to Finland in semifinals

Canada's hopes for a gold medal ended Saturday at the IIHF Ice Hockey Junior World Championships in Malmo, Sweden.

The Canadians gave up three unanswered goals as they fell 5-1 to Finland in semifinal play Saturday morning.

Vernon's Curtis Lazar assisted on Canada's lone goal, scored by Jonathan Drouin in the second period to make it 2-1.

Joni Nikko and Artturi Lehkonen opened the Fins' account with goals two minutes apart early in the second period. Rasmus Ristolainen restored Finland's two-goal cushion after Drouin's snipe, and Teuvo Teravinen pocketed a pair to complete the offence.

Finland will face Sweden for gold, leaving Canada and Russia to tangle in the bronze-medal game. Both tilts go Sunday.

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