Of prospect-related note today:
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.