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2019 World Championship: Medal day schedule, TV, game thread

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Five Blackhawks, including two prospects, will be competing in medal games.

Russia v Finland: Semi Final - 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Slovakia Photo by Martin Rose/Getty Images

The Blackhawks will have five players, including two prospects, playing in medal games Sunday at the World Championship in Slovakia.

The day starts with the bronze-medal game between forward Artem Anisimov and Russia against prospect Dominik Kubalik and the Czech Republic. Anisimov has three goals and five points. The 23-year-old Kubalik is one the Czechs young stars with five goals and 11 points.

The gold-medal game will see forward Dylan Strome and Canada facing off against Finland, who have defenseman Henri Jokiharju and goalie prospect Kevin Lankinen. All three players are making their senior-level debuts in the tournament. Strome has a goal and four assists, while Jokiharju has recorded three helpers from the blue line.

Canada

  • Last gold: 2016
  • Last medal: Silver (2017)

Finland

  • Last gold: 2011
  • Last medal: Silver (2016)

Czech Republic

  • Last gold: 2010
  • Last medal: Bronze (2012)

Russia

  • Last gold: 2014
  • Last medal: Bronze (2017)

Sunday’s semifinal schedule

Bronze: Czech Republic (Kubalik) vs. Russia (Anisimov), 8:45 a.m.

Gold: Canada (Strome) vs. Finland (Jokiharju/Lankinen), 1:15 p.m.

Both games will be on NHL Network.