Gretzky Cup semifinal: Canada vs. Finland will be held on Friday, August 5 in Red Deer, Alberta. Here’s how to watch the Canada vs Finland live stream free on TV, Roku, Firestick & Other Devices from anywhere in the world.
This will be a good one for hockey fans, here is everything you need to know to watch and stream the Gretzky Cup semifinal 2022:
Canada vs. Finland
- When: Friday, August 5
- Time: 7:00 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: NHL Network
- Live Stream: Watch for free
TSN and the NHL Network will once again be home to all of the action for the 2022 Gretzky Cup semifinal.
The American audience can view all games involving Team USA, select other preliminary round contests, the semifinals, and bronze and gold medal games, live on TV on NHL Network, or can stream it though fuboTV.
Canadian viewers can watch all Team Canada matches and certain preliminary round contests, as well as the semifinal and medal games, on TSN, or can stream the games through TSN.ca or in the TSN app.
- Web: Any web-connected desktop, laptop, tablet, or mobile phone using the latest version of Chrome (recommended), Firefox, Safari, Edge, or Internet Explorer.
- Mobile App: If you have an iPhone or iPad, search for “Hlinka Gretzky Cup” in the App Store.
- TV: If you have an Apple TV (4th generation) or Roku, search for “Hlinka Gretzky Cup” in the App Store or in the Roku Channel Store.
Where is the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup?
- Location: Red Deer, Alberta
- Venue: Peavey Mart Centrium
The 2022 iteration of the tournament is being played in Red Deer at the Peavey Mart Centrium, home of the WHL’s Red Deer Rebels.
It is the first time since 2000 that there is just a single host city for the tournament. It typically is split between two locations and venues; however, Red Deer will have all of the games this time. It is the second time the city has hosted the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, after previously acting as one of the two hosts in 2018 along with Edmonton.
Hlinka Gretzky Cup Preview: Canada vs. Finland
Off an undefeated preliminary performance, Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under-18 Team is just one win away from another summer under-18 appearance in a gold medal game, facing Finland at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup on Friday night.
Canada faced its toughest competition in Group A on Wednesday night, coming away with a 3-0 win over Sweden to cap off a perfect preliminary round. Scott Ratzlaff secured his second shutout of the tournament, turning away all 18 shots he faced. Brayden Yager and Calum Ritchie had a goal and assist each, giving them a tournament-leading eight points apiece through three games.
Finland took the ice last on Tuesday, earning a 4-1 win over Germany after downing the Americans by the same margin the day before. Aron Kiviharju assisted three of the four Finnish goals, giving the standout defenceman five helpers in the tournament. The Finns outshot Germany 35-15 as it finished the prelims with two wins and a shootout loss.
Canada’s lone pre-tournament matchup was a fruitful one, shutting out Finland 6-0 on Friday night. The Canadians got goals from six different players, with Mathieu Cataford and Tanner Howe finishing with a goal and an assist each. Carson Bjarnason and Scott Ratzlaff split goaltending duties and turned away 15 and 10 shots, respectively, to blank the Finns.
WHAT TO WATCH
With only one goal against in three games, the question will be which goaltender will get the start against Finland. Ratzlaff has two shutouts, going perfect on 35 shots, Bjarnason allowed only one goal on 20 tries in his lone start. Both netminders had solid seasons in the WHL – Ratzlaff had a .904 save percentage in 22 games with the Seattle Thunderbirds, and Bjarnason finished with .882 mark in 23 games with the Brandon Wheat Kings.
Despite not finding the back of the net, Kiviharju leads the Finns in scoring with five assists. The 16-year-old is one of three 2006-born defencemen on the Finnish roster and has caught the eye of the hockey world already as an early favourite to go No. 1 in the 2024 NHL Draft. Kiviharju could be the spark that lights the Finnish fire.
A LOOK BACK
Canada holds an historic advantage over Finland at the Hlinka Gretzky Cup, winning eight of nine games played since 1996 (with the other finishing in a tie).
Only one of those meetings has been for gold – Nathan MacKinnon scored a hat trick and Zach Fucale made 23 saves for the shutout as Canada posted a 4-0 victory in 2012, winning its fifth of what would be eight consecutive gold medals.
All-time record: Canada leads 8-0-1
Canada goals: 42
Finland goals: 11
Hlinka Cup 2022 standings, groups
There are eight teams competing at the 2022 Hlinka Gretzky Cup.
The clubs are split into two groups of four. Each team will play three games in round-robin fashion, gaining points for wins, overtime wins and overtime losses.
The two top teams from each group advance to the semifinals. The No. 1 seed from Group A will face the No. 2 seed from Group B and vice versa. The winners of those semifinals will play in the gold medal game, and the losers will square off for bronze.
|Team||Games||Wins||OT Wins||Losses||OT Losses||Points|
|Team||Games||Wins||OT Wins||Losses||OT Losses||Points|
Hlinka Gretzky Cup results, scores 2022
Sunday, July 31
|Czechia 4, Finland 3 (OT)|
|USA 8, Germany 1|
|Canada 14, Switzerland 0|
Monday, Aug. 1
|Sweden 4, Slovakia 1|
|Finland 4, USA 1|
|Czechia 7, Germany 2|
Tuesday, Aug. 2
|Sweden 9, Switzerland 3|
|Finland 4, Germany 1|
|Canada 9, Slovakia 1|
Wednesday, Aug. 3
|Czechia 3, United States 1|
|Slovakia 3, Switzerland 2 (OT)|
|Canada 3, Sweden 0|
Friday, Aug. 5
|Switzerland vs. Germany (Seventh place game)||12 p.m.||N/A|
|Slovakia vs. United States (Fifth place game)||3:30 p.m.||N/A|
|Canada vs. Finland (Semifinal)||7 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Czechia vs. Sweden (Semifinal)||10:30 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
Saturday, Aug. 6
|Bronze Medal Game||3 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|
|Gold Medal Game||6 p.m.||TSN/NHL Network|