Saddledome snags pre-tourney tilt

SCOTT FISHER, SUN MEDIA

, Last Updated: 9:14 AM ET

The Finns are coming to Calgary.

Hockey Canada announced the pre-tournament schedule for this year's world junior event.

And Calgary snagged the lone game to be played in Alberta.

Team Finland will take on the Canadians Monday, Dec. 21.

The other eight exhibition tilts will be spread around Saskatchewan -- Regina (with two games), Humboldt, Swift Current, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Unity and Weburn.

Canada will play all of its tournament games in Saskatoon.

Ice chips

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