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Cats C Olli Jokinen and D Lukas Krajicek to Meet in IIHF World Championship Semifinals

by Staff Writer / Florida Panthers

SUNRISE, Fla. – Cats C Olli Jokinen and his Finland squad will meet the Czech Republic with D Lukas Krajicek in the semifinals of the 2006 IIHF World Championship that will take place on Saturday, May 20.

Finland shutout Belarus 3-0 in the late game to advance to the semifinals, while the Czech Republic edged Russia 4-3 in the early game of Thursday's quarterfinal action. For the tournament, Jokinen has played in two games recording no points and two penalty minutes, while Krajicek has appeared in seven games recording six penalty minutes.

The winner of the Finland-Czech Republic game will take on the winner of the Sweden-Canada tilt in the gold medal final to be held on Sunday, May 21.

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