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2020 World Junior Hockey Championship Bronze Medal Game: Sweden vs. Finland — Lineups, start time, and TV schedule

Both countries had their sights set on gold, but now they need to readjust.

Finland v Sweden - 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship Photo by Kevin Light/Getty Images

Sweden vs. Finland

How to watch

Puck drop: 9:00 AM EST / 6:00 AM PST
In Canada: TSN1, TSN3, TSN4, TSN5 (English,) RDS (French)
In the United States: NHL Network
Live stream: TSN Direct, RDS Direct

Sweden was the top team from the preliminary round once again, sweeping the four games for a 13th consecutive year on their way to the playoff round. They easily got by the Czech Republic in the quarters, but couldn’t get by Russia semis, surrendering a tying goal in the third period and then the winner in overtime.

In the elimination portion of the tournament, no team has been better than the Finns in recent years. Their small program sometimes sees them with a dearth of talent in a given year and they fail to go far, but they are the most successful of all Top Division teams with three gold medals in the past six years.

Like the rival Swedes, the Finns will have to accept that the best they can do now is bronze after being defeated by Canada. On the flip side, the worst they can do is no medal at all, which isn’t the way any player wants to go out of a tournament.

We’ve seen some competitive third-place matches in the past, and hopefully this can be another one on Sunday morning.

Team Sweden projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#11 Samuel Fagemo #19 David Gustafsson #21 Nils Höglander
#26 Jonathan Berggren #15 Oscar Bäck #20 Nikola Pasic
#10 Alexandrer Holtz #22 Karl Henriksson #18 Lucas Raymond
#25 Linus Öberg #24 Hugo Gustafsson #29 Linus Nässen
#23 Albin Eriksson

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#9 Victor Söderström #8 Rasmus Sandin
#27 Nils Lundkvist #4 Adam Ginning
#7 Tobias Björnfot #5 Philip Broberg
#6 Mattias Norlinder

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
#30 Hugo Alnefelt
#1 Jesper Eliasson

Team Finland projected lineup

Forwards

Left Wing Centre Right Wing
Left Wing Centre Right Wing
#20 Matias Maccelli #25 Antti Saarela #15 Lenni Killinen
#21 Patrik Puistola #27 Kristian Tanus #18 Joonas Oden
#12 Eemil Erholtz #23 Mikko Petman #24 Sampo Ranta
#35 Aku Räty #34 Aatu Räty

Defencemen

Left Defence Right Defence
Left Defence Right Defence
#29 Kim Nousiainen #33 Lassi Thomson
#4 Ville Heinola #2 Santeri Hatakka
#9 Toni Utunen #5 Mikko Kokkonen
#3 Anttoni Honka #6 Peetro Seppälä

Goaltenders

Goaltenders
Goaltenders
#30 Justus Annunen
#31 Jasper Patrikainen