Finland slips by Canada in world junior exhibition

Team Canada's Jonathan Huberdeau (right) and captain Ryan Nugent-Hopkins have a laugh after mugging...

Team Canada's Jonathan Huberdeau (right) and captain Ryan Nugent-Hopkins have a laugh after mugging for a team photo in Calgary on Dec. 14, 2012. The team played its first exhibition game in Finland on Thursday, losing to the hosts 3-2. (Lyle Aspinall/QMI Agency)

TERRY KOSHAN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:47 PM ET

Canada's road to the 2013 world junior championship hit a few bumps on Thursday.

Miro Aaltonen scored the winning goal in the third period, giving Finland a 3-2 win in an exhibition game against Canada in Vantaa, Finland.

The Finns took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Markus Granlund, a Calgary Flames prospect, at 15:12 of the first period during a two-man advantage.

Canada got a pair of even-strength goals -- by Griffin Reinhart and Mark Scheifele -- during a span of 36 seconds early in the second period to take a 2-1 lead.

But Finland, on another two-man advantage, tied the game at 10:02 of the second on a goal by Ville Jarvelainen.


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