Finland Announces Roster for Hlinka-Gretzky Cup

Finland FlagFinland has released its roster for the Hlinka-Gretzky Cup set to begin August 6, 2018 in Edmonton and Red Deer and we find Windsor Spitfires prospect and goaltender Kari Piiroinen as the sole Ontario Hockey League player to make the Finnish roster.

The Finnish team is one of the smaller teams, but they are skilled and they are quick. For draft junkies, if you are planning and watching the tournament, keep an eye on Anton Lundell and Mikko Kokkonen. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

NAME POS HT WT DOB S/C LEAGUE
Roope Taponen G 5’10 152 3/14/01 L Jr SM Liiga
Kari Piiroinen G 6’ 161 7/1/01 L OHL
Mikko Kokkonen D 5’11 190 1/18/01 L Liiga
Kalle Loponen D 5’11 185 3/13/01 R Jr SM Liiga
Iivari Räsänen D 6’ 196 5/23/01 L Jr SM Liiga
Aapo Holtinkoski D 6’ 165 2/8/01 L Jr SM Liiga
Samu Koskenkorva D 5’9 172 5/11/01 L Jr SM Liiga
Ville Heinola D 5’11 174 3/2/01 L Liiga
Christoffer Sedoff D 5’11 159 2/20/02 L Jr SM Liiga
Leevi Aaltonen F 5’9 154 1/24/01 L Liiga
Henri Nikkanen F 6’2 185 4/28/01 L Liiga
Antti Saarela F 5’10 176 6/27/01 L Liiga
Mikko Petman F 6’ 198 5/13/01 R Jr SM Liiga
Veeti Miettinen F 5’8 152 9/20/01 L Jr SM Liiga
Anton Lundell F 6’ 165 10/3/01 L Liiga
Aku Raty F 6’ 165 7/5/01 R Jr SM Liiga
Kasper Simontaival F 5’8 179 1/11/02 R Jr SM Liiga
Arttu Tuomaala F 5’10 168 11/10/01 L Jr SM Liiga
Rasmus Lahnaviik F 5’11 179 8/17/01 R Jr SM Liiga
Aarne Intonen F 6’2 190   L USHL
Patrik Puistola F 6’3 198   L USHL
Juuso Parssinen F 5’6 159   L Jr SM Liiga
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