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Canada's Visentin reportedly gets start vs. Finland

12/26/2011 12:56 EST | Updated 02/25/2012 05:12 EST

Goaltender Mark Visentin will get the start when Canada takes on Finland in the opening game of its world junior hockey championship Monday afternoon (3 p.m. ET) in Edmonton, CBCSports.ca's Tim Wharnsby has confirmed.

Visentin has the edge in experience over Scott Wedgewood by virtue of his time with Canada at last year’s tournament in Buffalo, N.Y.

However, the Niagara IceDogs goaltender allowed four goals on 17 shots in the exhibition game against Sweden last Friday, while Wedgewood stopped all 10 that he faced.

Vistenin also was part of the goal-medal game collapse to the Russians last year, allowing five unanswered, third-period goals after Canada held a 3-0 lead through two periods.

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