Prospect round-up: Veleno’s Redhawks lose again; Kotkansalo scores for Assat; NCAA action on tap

Of prospect-related note today:

In the SHL, Jonatan Berggren did not play in Skelleftea AIK’s 3-2 win over HV71 today. Skelleftea’s website reminds us that Berggren is serving a suspension;

Joe Veleno had an assist and 3 shots on goal, finishing at -2 in 17:17 played as the Malmo Redhawks lost 3-1 to Leksands IF. Veleno is playing pretty well for Malmo, but the Redhawks are a struggling team. Here’s his assist:

Theodor Niederbach made his debut as a second-line center for the Frolunda Indians on Saturday, taking 2 shots and finishing even, winning 33% of his faceoffs in 17:34 played as Frolunda lost 3-2 to Djurgardens IF.

Lucas Raymond took 2 minor penalties in 14:55 played; on the other side, Albin Grewe played 9:52 for Djurgarden, serving as a fourth-line winger;

And Albert Johansson had an assist and 1 shot, finishing at +2 in 11:26 played during Farjestad BK’s 6-4 win over Brynas IF;

In the Finnish Liiga, Victor Brattstrom served as the back-up goaltender during KooKoo’s 3-1 loss to SaiPa;

Eemil Viro had an assist and finished at +2 with 1 shot in 19:12 played as TPS Turku won 4-1 over Assat Pori;

Otto Kivenmaki had a rough night for Assat, taking 2 minor penalties and finishing at -1 with 1 shot in only 13:32 played, but Kasper Kotkansalo scored Assat’s only goal, finishing even with 5 shots in 24:09 played;

Later today, in NCAA Division I Hockey, Patrick Holway and the University of Maine will battle Connecticut at 3 PM EST;

Jack Adams’ Providence College Friars will take on Seth Barton and UMass-Lowell at 4 PM;

And Ryan O’Reilly’s Arizona State University Sun Devils will battle Sam Stange and the University of Wisconsin at 7 PM.

Update: Ryan O’Reilly had an assist and finished with 5 shots, taking 2 penalties in the University of Arizona Sun Devils’ 8-5 win over the University of Wisconsin Badgers. Sam Stange had 4 shots, finished at -3 and took 3 penalties;

The University of Maine Black Bears’ game vs. Connecticut was postponed;

And the University of Massachusetts-Lowell’s game against Providence was also postponed.

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