Prospect Notes: HIFK – Jokerit U20

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97 Christian Heljanko (HIFK): Excellent game from Heljanko, who got the shutout after making several key saves…very sharp reflexes and reactions…showed good patience by not committing too soon…he was able to square himself to the shooters…covered the lower corners particularly well…effective post-to-post movement..did a nice job on tracking pucks through traffic

96 Tomi Hiekkavirta (HIFK): As Over The Boards reported on Twitter, Hiekkavirta has committed to the university of Alaska-Anchorage…a heady defenseman with good on-ice vision, he played over 22 minutes in the game…quick, smooth and agile on his skates…possesses playmaking ability from back end, strong vision and offensive imagination…anticipation was very solid in all three zones, able to see opening for a pass…crisp first pass that rarely missed the target…good stick positioning and reading of the play, allowing to take away space from opponents and clear the defensive zone

99 Sami Moilanen (Jokerit): Moilanen showed plenty of grit and desire…relentless on the forecheck, strong along the boards despite not being the biggest of forwards…quick with very good first strides…speed was pretty evident at full stride…thought he played most effectively in the first period…offensively, I would have liked to see some more creativity and at times better decisions