Finland U18 National team talk 2018-2019.

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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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