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Canadians tab Visentin in net for consolation match

by Aaron Vickers
CALGARY – Mark Visentin will return between the pipes for Canada in their bronze medal match-up against Finland at the World Junior Championship.

Canada will be searching for its 14th consecutive medal at the tournament. The last time Canada was shut out of a medal was in 1998 in Helsinki and Hameenlinna, Finland. The team finished eighth.

Visentin came on in relief of Scott Wedgewood, who was lifted after Russia’s fourth goal in a 6-5 semifinal loss to Russia. Alexander Khokhlachev crashed into Wedgewood moments after Yevgeni Kuznetsov beat the Canadian goaltender to give Russia a 4-1 lead in the second period.

Team Canada will also be without defenseman Scott Harrington and forward Boone Jenner.

Harrington has what is believed to be a shoulder injury from the preliminary round while Jenner will sit out the game following his suspension for spearing Kuznetsov, also in the second period. Jenner received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the action.
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