Blackhawks prospect Teravainen has big day for Finland

Blackhawks prospect Teravainen has big day for Finland
January 5, 2014, 10:30 am
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CSN Staff

One Blackhawks prospect is making noise on the international stage.

Teuvo Teravainen, the 18th overall pick in the 2012 draft, scored a pair of goals in a semifinal game against Canada on Saturday to help Finland advance to the finals of the World Junior Championships.

Teravainen helped put the game out of reach, boosting a 3-1 Finland lead to a 5-1 advantage, and helped Finland reach the finals for the first time since 2001. Finland is guaranteed a medal, which will be its first in the event since 2006.

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Just 19, Teravainen is in his second season with Jokerit in Finland's top professional hockey league. In two seasons, he's recorded 49 points in 84 games. He appeared in the Hawks' first two preseason games this year.

Finland won Saturday's game, 5-1, and will face off against fellow Scandinavian country Sweden.