Team: Kärpät U18
Position: Right Wing
REPORT: KÄRPÄT @ JOKERIT U18, AUGUST 1, 2019
Koivunen had an impressive performance in a 6-2 preseason win over Jokerit U18. The winger got on the scoresheet with two goals and had an excellent opportunity to add a third one, but Jokerit goalie Joni Jämsä made a terrific desperation save in the third period. One of his goals was a perfect far-side wrist shot right underneath crossbar, giving no chance for the goalie as he was given time to pick the spot. Koivunen’s puck handling skills were also impressive, he showed the ability to create offense with limited time and space. He was also very poised with the puck in possession. He was defensively reliable, got his stick on the puck and limited the opposing team’s time and space effectively.