Previewing 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup

The Finnish team for the 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup was announced earlier today. The roster consists of two goalies, eight defensemen and 12 forwards, with 14 prospects being eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft and eight for the 2019 draft. Three prospects are eligible to play also in next year's tournament - forward Kaapo … Continue reading Previewing 2017 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Cup

Previewing Finnish U16 League Quarterfinals

Kärpät - HPK Kärpät finished first in the regular season, collecting 45 points in 18 games and scoring 117 goals. The team has a very strong, quick offense with plenty of firepower. Kärpät had six players among Top 10 scorers. Forwards Aki-Petteri Antti-Roiko and Tuukka Tieksola both had 35 points. Aku Räty is a highly … Continue reading Previewing Finnish U16 League Quarterfinals

U16 Game Reports: Jokerit – Ilves & Jokerit – Tappara

Jokerit U16 started last weekend's two games with a 6-2 win over Ilves. The first 20 minutes were very even and both teams scored two goals. However, the later on in the second period Jokerit gained a 5-2 lead with goals from Rasmus Lahnaviik (2) and Niko Kautiainen. Jokerit forward Paavo Sundell scored at 44:04 in the third … Continue reading U16 Game Reports: Jokerit – Ilves & Jokerit – Tappara