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Liiga Prospect Updates

By |2017-02-07T20:31:41-05:00February 17th, 2017|Feature Story|

In the last Liiga update I mentioned a couple of promising goaltenders. Let’s add Emil Larmi to the list. Larmi entered the season as a back-up for Nathan Lawson, but has now taken over the net for HPK. The 20-year-old Lahti native is starting to pick up steam for the second half of the season. [...]

Liiga Prospect Report

By |2017-01-18T20:02:43-05:00January 18th, 2017|Feature Story|

The 2017 World Junior Championship tournament didn’t go according to plan for Team Finland. It was the first time that a defending champion had to play in the relegation round in this tournament. The Finns finished ninth overall after beating Latvia. Their performance hasn’t been good historically under head coach Jukka Rautakorpi, even though he [...]

Liiga halfway through season in Finland

By |2016-12-16T16:21:25-05:00December 16th, 2016|Feature Story|

    Only one game will be played tomorrow (Dec. 17) and then it is time for the Liiga’s Christmas break. The grind resumes Dec. 26. We are halfway through the regular season in the Liiga and the world junior tournament is just around the corner. Team Finland’s camp roster is out and this time [...]

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