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

2018 NHL Draft – Top 15 Player Profiles

About two weeks ago I released my Top 15 list of Finnish prospects eligible for the 2018 NHL Draft. Next I will introduce all these players with quick profiles. The players are still in alphabetical order, but as I mentioned in the first article, the list will be updated throughout the next season. Also, the ranking will … Continue reading 2018 NHL Draft – Top 15 Player Profiles

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