Team: Tappara U18
Height / Weight: 6-1 / 190
REPORT: TAPPARA @ HPK U18, JANUARY 19, 2019
Virolainen played a strong, dependable two-way game as the second-line center for Tappara U18 in a 5-4 overtime win. The first goal of the game was set up by Virolainen, who backchecked well, stole the puck away and passed it to Verneri Ahonen, who was alone in front of the net. He used his stick well to disrupt opponents on other occasions as well. His stickhandling was above-average and he controlled the puck well along the boards. At this point in time, it is clear that Virolainen needs to work on his skating; however, he got to the right spots to defend and read the play well.