Blues U20 First Line Showing Plenty of Promise

Blues U20 first line of Roni Hirvonen, Veeti Miettinen and Petteri Villanen had another strong performance in a 3-2 win over Pelicans. The trio is extremely quick and their ability to move the puck in a timely manner from one player to another makes them very difficult for opponents to read. Miettinen has improved nicely from the past season and has added versatility. His shooting ability and quickness have always stood out, but he also has good passing skills and better hockey sense than I’ve given him credit for. However, Hirvonen is the player who drives the play. He reads the game and has great hockey sense.