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Below is Finland’s roster for the upcoming Channel One Cup, taking place from December 19th-22nd in Sochi, Russia. It will be tough for Finland to continue their incredible Euro Hockey Tour run this year after claiming the first two tournaments of the tour already, as names like Niklas Hagman, Semi Lepisto and Leo Komarov are all absent from the squad.

NamePosition Team
Pekka RinneGoalieNashville Predators
Juuse SarosGoalieHPK Hämeenlinna
Mikko KoskinenGoalieNovosibirsk Siber
Jyri MarttinenDefensemanÄssät Pori
Tommi KivistoDefensemanIlves Tampere
Tuukka Mäntylä DefensemanMetallurg Novokuznetsk
Oskari Korpikari DefensemanPelicans Lahti
Jere KaralahtiDefensemanJokerit Helsinki
Ville Lajunen DefensemanFärjestads BK
Juuso HeitanenDefensemanTorpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Atte OhtamaaDefensemanKarpat
Juhamatti Aaltonen ForwardKarpat
Tommi HuhtalaForwardBlues
Pekka JormakkaForwardTappara Tampere
Jarkko ImmonenForwardTorpedo Nizhny Novgorod
Olli JokinenForwardWinnipeg Jets
Pekka JormakkaForwardTappara Tampere
Leo KomorovForwardDynamo Moscow
Petri KontiolaForwardTraktor Chelyabinsk
Jori LehteräForwardSibir Novosibirsk
Irio PakarinenForwardHIFK Helsinki
Tomi SallinenForwardEspoo Blues
Jere SallinenForwardHPK Hameenlinna
Miikka SalomäkiForwardMilwaukee Admirals
Veli-Matti SavinainenForwardYugra Khanty-Mansiysk
Petteri WirtanenForwardDonbass Donetsk

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Steven took a different route towards his hockey interests. Starting out as a big Habs fan, he started to gravitate towards the more obscure levels of hockey, such as the low level tournaments in Asia, strange club matches between teams most people in North America can’t pronounce, and even some 3am contests between Bulgaria and New Zealand. Aside from his love for strange hockey events, Steven occasionally acts as a mediocre ball hockey goalie following a failed attempt at making it to the NHL as a fourth line house league grinder. Beyond hockey, Steven is an avid racing fan and loves to chat about NASCAR, F1, Indycar, you name it. Oh, and don’t get him started on music. That is, unless you want the whole history of metal and a guitar lesson. Currently, Steven is a credentialed media member with the Mississauga Steelheads of the OHL, as well as with the Oakville Blades of the OJHL. Steven has also hosted the television show "The Hockey House" on TVCogeco in Ontario, as well as a segment under the same with on LeafsTV in Toronto. Home page: http://www.thehockeyhouse.net

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