Captain Anton Lundell rose to number one in the Young Lions.
Captain Anton Lundell won the Finnish points exchange in the youth World Hockey Championships in Edmonton. Defender Ville Heinola was selected for the constellation field and raised by the tournament directorate Topi Niemelä as the best player in the entire tournament.
HS estimates Finnish players in the World Cup tournament.
Kari Piiroinen, Tuto Hockey
He played six matches out of seven and showed that with his fights he was Finland’s number one guard and as the tournament progressed to the top of the competition. Thanks to Piiroinen, Finland had the opportunity to play for medals. Control percentage 91.45 and average number of goals scored 2.18.
Roope Taponen, Kiekko Espoo
Played only one match, a 4-1 win against Switzerland, but handled it in style. Control percentage 92.86.
Joel Blomqvist, Flies
Remained as a third goalkeeper and did not play any matches, but was allowed to serve as a second guard in a bronze match. Blomqvist may be Finland’s number one guard in the next World Championships for young people.
Santeri Hatakka, Ilves
He played in the No. 1 pair with Ville Heinola and got through the tournament strongly. It brought balance to the pair as Heinola rose more attacks. Power: 1 + 1 and plus-minus statistic -1.
Ruben Rafkin, TPS
Made a study trip to Bubble in Edmonton. Got to play a few substitutions in the Swiss match, that’s all. Opportunity to be involved next year. Power: 0 + 0.
Ville Heinola, Lock
The world champion two years ago and now his junior career ended in a well-deserved bronze. Finland’s best defender, who played a lot and made a few mistakes. Played an average of 23.59 minutes, lifted the game with good skating and took responsibility. Power 0 + 4, +3.
Eemil Viro, TPS
Strong and played boldly throughout the tournament. Got a handsome reading on his plus-minus stat, +7. The league gaming experience was evident in the background. Power 0 + 2, +7
Topi Niemelä, Flies
The top tournament, where good games also moved to the points exchange. Won the defenders ’scoring and even surprisingly got the choice as the best kit in the tournament. It says a lot about the level when he can lead the Young Lions downstairs in next year’s Games as well, unless Toronto picked up his reservation before then. Powers 2 + 6, +4.
Kasper Puutio, Flies
Got only two entry points to their stats, but they were even sweeter. He distributed two namup passes to Kasper Simontaipale in the semifinals against the USA and kept the Young Lions in the game. Good shot and got overwhelming responsibility. Born in 2002 and can also play future games. Power: 0 + 2, -1.
Matias Rajaniemi, Pelicans
Remained in the defenders’ recycling for a limited amount of time, but survived the minutes he received. Born in 2002. Power: 0 + 0, +2.
Mikko Kokkonen, Jukurit
A reliable basic defender. Played pretty flawlessly throughout the tournament. It rarely shimmers, but reliability is the key to Kokkonen’s game. The team’s coaching leadership selected the top three players. Power: 0 + 1, 0.
Roby Järventie, Ilves
Gained responsibility at the edge of the second chain at first, but the powers were lacking. Järventie did not get the goals scored in the League to be refined to the World Cup level, but may be one of Finland’s leading strikers in next year’s tournament. Power: 0 + 0, -2.
Anton Lundell, HIFK
Captain and the best player in Finland. Leaded through the tournament’s No. 1 field at a very hard level. Created places for others and solved games. Of the seven matches, only Canada missed points, but took on an even bigger role in the last three games, the most important moments. Like Heinola, he is the 2019 world champion. Power: 6 + 4, +7.
Petteri Puhakka, Tappara
Played five substitutions in five matches but managed to emerge in them. Part of the attackers’ recycling. Power: 0 + 0, 0.
Samuel Helenius, JYP
Scored two handsome goals in the tournament and both hit Slovakia. He deservedly led a quadruple chain where players switched like hardware store customers. The 199-centimeter will have plenty of power to get into next year’s tournament. Power: 2 + 2, +4.
Mikael Wipe, TPS
Took a much larger role than expected and fulfilled it perfectly. Only came to the tournament with the experience of two league matches this season (including two games in the League last season), but surprised positively. Power: 1 + 1, -1.
Roni Hirvonen, Aces
There could be number one guns in next year’s tournament as you grabbed such a big role right now. Played in the Lundell chain from start to finish and completed the number one field nicely. Scored two top goals at the end of the tournament. Power: 2 + 4, +5.
Mikko Petman, Lock
He won the prize in a bronze match when he nailed the winning goal and was chosen as the best player in Finland. A smile spread across Petman’s face. The work received recognition. Places changed in chains, but the company remained the same. Power: 1 + 2, +3.
Juuso Pärssinen, TPS
Expectations for the second-chain center were a little tougher than what appeared. Didn’t disappoint, but chain changes could mess up the central striker’s game. The winning goal against Switzerland with a knuckle in the top corner was a great flash. Power: 2 + 2, -1.
Henri Nikkanen, Jukurit
The important goal of the three-chain center in the quarterfinals against Sweden triggered the Young Lions chase, which ended in victory. Reliable gaming through the tournament. Power: 2 + 1, +1.
Kasper Simontaival, Tappara
An intriguing and skillful winger who started and ended the tournament in the No. 1 chain, even though he sometimes went elsewhere. Two memorable goals against the USA in the semi-finals. They were like copies of each other’s feeds from Kasper Puution. May form next year’s number one chain with Hirvonen. Power: 4 + 3, +5.
Matias Mäntykivi, SaiPa
Played in five matches, but only random exchanges. Coped with them flawlessly. Power: 0 + 1, +2.
Brad Lambert, JYP
The team’s youngest player at the age of 17, but banged a handsome goal against Canada. A skilled, talented and very skating player of the future. Gained superiority, even though playing time in the bronze match shrank to a minimum. Can play two more youth World Cups for their age. Power: 1 + 3, -1.
Aku Räty, Flies
A two-way winger who was a little surprisingly most frosted in the team’s plus-minus stats. Took a fatal 2 + 2 minute cold against the USA in the semi-finals. Useless but unintentional cool. Flicked every now and then. Power: 2 + 1, -3.
Benjamin Korhonen, KalPa
Played in bronze match the fourth most attackers. The goals were left missing in the tournament, but were where it happened and collected nice pros in their stats. Power: 0 + 2, +4.