Harri Sateri 

Harri Sateri 

Tuomas Vitikainen, Wikimedia Commons

The United States have been eliminated from the quarterfinals at the 2017 World Hockey Championship in Cologne, Germany. On Thursday, the United States were beaten 2-0 by Finland in one of four quarterfinal games. 

It was an outstanding game by Finnish goaltender Harri Sateri of Toijala, Finland. The 27 year-old who now plays for the Chekhov Vityaz of Russia's Kontinental Hockey League, made 26 saves for the shutout. In four games at the 2017 World Hockey Championship, Sateri has a record of three wins and one loss, a goals against average of 1.81 and a save percentage of .921. 

Sateri has a link to the United States. He was drafted in the fourth round, 106th overall by the San Jose Sharks in the 2008 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Sateri then played four seasons with the Worcester Sharks of the American Hockey League from 2010 to 2014 before moving on to the Kontinental Hockey League for the 2014-15 season. 

Meanwhile the Finnish goal scorers against the United States were Mikko Rantanen of the Colorado Avalanche and Joonas Kemppainen, who played the 2015-16 season with the Boston Bruins. This was the second time in a month that Finland eliminated the United States at a world championship. At the 2017 World Mixed Doubles Curling Championship in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada on April 28, Finland beat the United States 6-5 in the round of 16.