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G Juha Metsola makes 17 saves en route to a 5-1 win for Finland over Latvia at the World Juniors

Finland goaltender Juha Metsola stopped 17 shots tonight in a 5-1 win over Latvia in the 5th day of action at the World Juniors. Goaltender Harri Sateri, a 2008 San Jose draft pick, had started in net for Finland’s first two games, both losses. Metsola is currently enjoying another strong season for the Lethbridge Hurricanes of the Western Hockey League; his .908 save percentage is tied for 7th in the league. Finland was also paced by a 1st period goal by Nestori Lahde. Finland will take on Slovakia tomorrow at 6:30 PM ET as preliminary round action continues.