Blackhawks defenseman Henri Jokiharju scored a power play goal in Finland’s 6-1 semifinal win over Switzerland at the World Junior Championship on Friday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.
Blackhawks forward prospect Philipp Kurashev scored his tournament-leading sixth goal on the power play for Switzerland in the loss.
Finland will face the United States and Blackhawks prospect Evan Barratt in the gold-medal game at 7 p.m. Saturday after Switzerland plays Russia for bronze (3 p.m. puck drop). The Americans defeated Russia 2-1 in the first semifinal Friday night.
Both medal games will be broadcasted on NHL Network in the United State and TSN in Canada.
The Finns are seeking their first medal since winning gold in 2016. Switzerland has a chance to medal for only the second time in tournament history and the first time since 1998.