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Pokka to Play in Gold Medal Game

by Sarah Holzberg / New York Islanders
Pokka has one goal and three assists in the WJC

Islanders prospect Ville Pokka will play in Sunday’s World Junior Championship game, after Finland defeated Canada 5-1 in semi-final action on Saturday. The 2012 second-round pick had an assist in the 5-1 rout over fellow Islanders prospects Griffin Reinhart and Adam Pelech. The Finnish blueliner has one goal and three assists in six tournament games. The win sets up an all-Scandinavian final, as Finland battles Sweden for the gold medal Sunday at 1 p.m. eastern time. The Canadians will play the Russians for bronze at 8:30 a.m.

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