RUSS HONS: Photo Gallery — 2016 IIHF World Under-18 Championship, Team USA Vs. Team Finland, April 23, 2016

Team Finland, which lost in overtime last year to Team United States in the title game of the IIHF World Under-18 Championship in Switzerland, gots its revenge with a 4-2 win over the Americans in the semifinals of this year’s tournament Saturday in Ralph Engelstad Arena. The game was tied 1-1 going into the third period. It marks only the second time in 13 years and first since 2008 that the United States won’t play in the championship game. Aapeli Rasanen scored two goals, both in the third period, to lead the Finns, who also haven’t won a U18 title since 2000. Urho Vaakanainen and Jesse Puljujarvi (empty net) scored Finland’s other goals. Kieffer Bellow and Kailer Yamamoto scored for the United States. Joseph Will had 22 saves in goal for the Americans, while Akko-Pekka Luukkonen stopped 26 shots for the Finns. Finland will meet Sweden in today’s title game, while the United States and Canada will play in the third-place game. Check out more photos from Russ Hons here.

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