Finland U18 National team talk 2018-2019.

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  1. ChicagoBullsFan

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    Dicsussion thread of Finnish U18 national team.
    I'm tired to make new U18 WJC roster talk every year so now all discussion regarding Finland's U18 team here.
     
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    Kakko, Aaltonen, Lundell and Kokkonen are returnees. Otherwise forwards that will have a good chance of making the team are Puistola, Saarela, Nikkanen, Simontaival, Myllyllä, Petman, Räty etc. Defenders could be Heinola, Loponen, Sedoff, Puutio etc. Looks like a good team and the only aim should be to defend the gold from last year.
     
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    Wow, when you put it like that the D looks horrible. What happened to Finland's strong defense for these age group teams?

    Also, I don't get why Lundell would be so low. I'd have him as the #1C without any question.
     
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    I hope Saarela's bulked up in the summer. From what I heard, in addition forgetting that it's a team game with the A-juniors, he got outmuscled a lot.
     
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    3 of the top d prospects for this draft in Honka, Nousiainen and Thomson are late birthdays and can't play in this event. 01 born age group itself has always been pretty average outside Kokkonen, Räsänen and Loponen. Hopefully the 02s in Niemelä, Puutio and Sedoff can step up.

    Aaltonen and Nikkanen have always played together, that's why Lundell is not a 1C on paper. Might play in the second line over Saarela though.
     
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    Finland's roster U18 Hlinka Gretzky tournament is published.

    Goalies
    1 Taponen Roope, HIFK Helsinki
    31 Piiroinen Kari, Windsor Spitfires (OHL)

    Defenceman's
    2 Kokkonen Mikko, Jukurit Mikkeli
    3 Loponen Kalle, Kärpät Oulu
    4 Räsänen Iivari, Tappara Tampere
    5 Holtinkoski Aapo, TPS Turku
    9 Koskenkorva Samu, Kärpät Oulu
    25 Heinola Ville, Lukko Rauma
    27 Sedoff Christoffer, HIFK Helsinki

    Forwards
    10 Aaltonen Leevi, KalPa Kuopio
    12 Nikkanen Henri, Jukurit Mikkeli
    15 Saarela Antti, Lukko Rauma
    18 Petman Mikko, Lukko Rauma
    19 Miettinen Veeti, Blues Espoo
    20 Lundell Anton, HIFK Helsinki
    21 Räty Aku, Kärpät Oulu
    22 Simontaival Kasper, Tappara Tampere
    24 Tuomaala Arttu, Tappara Tampere
    33 Lahnaviik Rasmus, Jokerit Helsinki
    34 Intonen Aarne, TPS Turku
    36 Puistola Patrik, Tappara Tampere
    37 Pärssinen Juuso, TPS Turku
     
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    Lost to Sweden in a shootout 4-3 in pre-tournament game
    Game Summary
     
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    2-7 loss vs Russia yesterday's Hlinka Gretzky cup game.
    Finland's goals Patrik Puistola and Aarne Intonen.
    Taponen 53 saves.
     
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    Another loss for Finland in Hlinka Gretzky cup now vs USA 2-6.
    Finland's goals Aku Räty and Anton Lundell.
    Taponen 33 saves.
     
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    What's wrong with this team exactly? They have at least a few really good players in the roster with Lundell and Simontaival probably being the leading figures (talent-wise). Still getting arsewhooped. Has anyone actually watched these games?
     
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    3rd straight loss for Finland now vs Czech Republic 3-4 after overtime.
    Finland's goals Miettinen, Kokkonen and Pärssinen.
    Piiroinen 38 saves.
     
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    Finland beats Switzerland 8-2 and finishes 7th place this years Hlinka Gretzky cup.
    Finland's goal Puistola 3, Nikkanen 2, Kokkonen, Miettinen, Räty.
     
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    Finland's U18 team in Czech Republic's tournament.

    Goalies
    1 Taponen Roope, HIFK Helsinki
    30 Randelin Eetu, Jukurit Mikkeli

    Defencemans
    3 Loponen Kalle, Kärpät Oulu
    4 Räsänen Iivari, Tappara Tampere
    5 Holtinkoski Aapo, TPS Turku
    6 Hatakka Santeri, Jokerit Helsinki
    7 Tuomisto Antti, Ässät Pori
    9 Koskenkorva Samu, Kärpät Oulu
    23 Lehtinen Atso, HPK Hämeenlinna

    Forwards
    10 Aaltonen Leevi, KalPa Kuopio
    12 Nikkanen Henri, Jukurit Mikkeli
    15 Saarela Antti, Lukko Rauma
    18 Petman Mikko, Lukko Rauma
    19 Miettinen Veeti, Blues Juniors Espoo
    21 Räty Aku, Kärpät Oulu
    22 Simontaival Kasper, Tappara Tampere
    27 Hakanen Santtu, HPK Hämeenlinna
    32 Mäntykivi Matias, SaiPa Lappeenranta
    34 Intonen Aarne, TPS Turku
    35 Tieksola Tuukka, Kärpät Oulu
    36 Puistola Patrik, Tappara Tampere
    37 Pärssinen Juuso, TPS Turku
     
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    9-3 win vs Switzerland today's U18 4 nations tournament game.
    Finland's goals Aaltonen 2, Puistola 2, Saarela 2, Koskenkorva, Mäntykivi, Intonen.
     
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    1-4 win vs Sweden today's U18 4 nations tournament game.
    Finland's goals Hatakka, Puistola, Simontaival, Pärssinen.
     
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    Finland win Czech Republic today's U18 4 nations tournament game 4-3.
    Finland's goals Pärssinen 2, Puistola, Hatakka.
     
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    3-2 loss vs USA today's U18 4 nations tournament game.
    Finland's goals Pärssinen and Simontaival.
     
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    Juuso Pärssinen is looking likely to have a better NHL career than his dad. Same could apply to Patrik Puistola and Kalle Loponen.
     
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    Leijonat - U18 Pikkuleijonat viiden maan turnaukseen Sveitsiin - Joukkue julkistettu!

    Maalivahdit:
    1 Taponen Roope, HIFK Helsinki
    30 Blomqvist Joel, Kärpät Oulu
    Puolustajat:
    3 Loponen Kalle, Kärpät Oulu
    4 Räsänen Iivari, Tappara Tampere
    5 Puutio Kasper, Kärpät Oulu
    6 Hatakka Santeri, Jokerit Helsinki
    7 Tuomisto Antti, Ässät Pori
    8 Niemelä Topi, Kärpät Oulu
    23 Lehtinen Atso, HPK Hämeenlinna
    Hyökkääjät:
    10 Aaltonen Leevi, KalPa Kuopio
    14 Intonen Aarne, TPS Turku
    16 Mäntykivi Matias, SaiPa Lappeenranta
    17 Pärssinen Juuso, TPS Turku
    18 Petman Mikko, Lukko Rauma
    19 Miettinen Veeti, Blues Espoo
    21 Räty Aku, Kärpät Oulu
    22 Simontaival Kasper, Tappara Tampere
    24 Räty Aatu, Kärpät Oulu
    25 Myllylä Wiljami, HIFK Helsinki
    26 Tieksola Tuukka, Kärpät Oulu
    27 Hakanen Santtu, HPK Hämeenlinna
    28 Hirvonen Roni, Blues Espoo
     
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    We are missing 6 forwards, #1 goalie, 2 top defenseman and still look decent. Seems like a deep agegroup overall.

    The team for the WJC 18's looks really good if we get everybody(other than Kakko, seems possible at the moment).

    Räty??-Lundell-Kakko
    Puistola-Saarela-Simontaival
    Aaltonen-Nikkanen-Petman
    Miettinen-Pärssinen-Kallionkieli
    Intonen

    Kokkonen-Loponen
    Heinola-Puutio
    Räsänen-Tuomisto
    Hatakka

    Piiroinen
    Taponen
     
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    I'm not sure is Kakko playing in U18 WJC's at all.
    TPS is number 1 challenger for Kärpät and without surprises those two top teams will face in liiga finals.

    Hard to see HIFK going far this season so Lundell is a lock to U18 WJC's if he stays healthy.
    Don't count out Wiljami Myllylä he's been very good in HIFK's Ajuniors and if he has good spring season he might make in the team.
     
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    I wouldn't call TPS not playing in the finals a surprise, not even a mild upset really, but that discussion's for another topic.

    I haven't checked the schedules, but on the hypothetical scenario that TPS makes the finals Kakko might still join U18 team midway through the tournament like Aho did after scoring G7 winner?
     
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    There's no sense to bring Kakko to U18 WJC's if he can't play whole tournament.
    And one more time TPS is serious contender for liiga championship this season so if / when TPS goes to liiga finals Kakko won't play U18 WJC's at all.

    TPS won't release Kakko to U18 WJC's without that they get eliminated in liiga playoffs.
     
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    How would that be? There was a lot of sense from team's succession's point of view to bring in JP and Aho mid-tournament to their respective WJC U18's. At that level an offensive superstar is often a true gamechanger.
     

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