PLAYERS TO WATCH
Marie-Philip Poulin — A clutch goalscorer for Canada in big games, leadership responsibilities have been added to her plate as captain for the first time.
Courtney Birchard — Hard, accurate shot makes her an effective two-way defender. She leads tournament defencemen with two goals and two assists.
Natalie Spooner — Her human-bowling-ball style is the catalyst on Canada's top line alongside Brianne Jenner and Jennifer Wakefield.
Michelle Karvinen — Dynamic, smart forward is Finland's best player.
Riikka Valila — Assistant captain is the set-up woman to Karvinen.
Rosa Lindstedt — Six-foot-one, 174-pound defender difficult to beat one-on-one.
KEYS TO THE GAME
Canada — Patience and finesse in the offensive zone to open up scoring lanes. Finland's transition game is suspect so jump on turnovers in the neutral zone.
Finland — Keep Canada's shooters to the outside. Exploit the inexperienced players in Canada's lineup with a hard forecheck.