After opening the 2022 World Juniors with a 6-1 win over Latvia on Tuesday, Finland had a tougher time against Czechia, falling behind 2-0 in the first and coming back to win 4-3 in a shootout. Starting goaltender Leevi Merilainen looked shaky early on, but settled down during the second period, along with the rest
Finland kicked off their August schedule at the 2022 World Junior Championship (WJC) with a 6-1 victory over Latvia on Tuesday. The score wasn’t indicative of the play on the ice, though, as the Latvians for the most part contained the skill of the Finns until the latter stages of the third period. Related: 2022
With all of the problems the New York Islanders had on defense the past season, it was the offense that drew the most ire from fans and criticism from the media (stop me if you’ve heard this before). General manager Lou Lamoriello made it clear on a number of occasions that he didn’t simply want
Andrew Brunette still waiting Luke Fox of Sportsnet: Florida Panthers interim coach Andrew Brunette was a Jack Adams Finalist and was loved by his players according to Panthers captain Aleksander Barkov. Yet, Brunette still hasn’t received an endorsement from GM Bill Zito and his future is still in limbo. Is Zito looking at some of
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Over the past few months, some people have questioned Aatu Raty’s ability and whether he should still be considered one of the top picks in the 2021 NHL Draft. His struggles have been evident and at times he has looked lost on the ice but that is bound to happen with a player so young.
The World Junior Hockey Championship (WJC) is right around the corner and while this tournament is always a big deal, even more importance will be placed on it this time around. Each team is entering with some kind of hope — from the Canadians hoping to repeat as gold medalists to Austria looking to show
A top prospect for the 2021 NHL Entry Draft gets on the board in the Finnish Liiga, a budding Western Hockey League (WHL) superstar dominates on loan in the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL), and an Anaheim Ducks goaltending prospect continues to excel playing in Finland. Räty On the Board in Liiga The battle for