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10-07-2012, 07:09 AM
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Originally Posted by sinettiseura View Post
I was wondering is Urho Vaakanainen injured because he hasn't been playing for junior C games and noticed that the reason he hasn't been playing is that he plays already jr. B level! Has someone seen him this season?

3 games 2+4 this far. Level is jr B Mestis (second highest level) and it is still qualifying stage but still quite impressive for 13 years old dman playing players 3-4 years older than him.
Very, very impressive. Also, he has had one game in C-juniors and scored a hat-trick. This guy is a d-man, right?
180cm already, so will probably be close to 190cm at some point.

B Mestis might be a tad lower skill-wise than C-SM, but players are most likely stronger and bigger. Excellent to see that Finland seems to produce some elite talent nowadays.

BTW Saarela returned to line-up y´day and scored 1+2. 3 games 8 points. I´m just wondering is there a real reason for him to play in B-juniors? Obviously its only 3 games but I´m positive that A-juniors would develop his game more. Saarela would score point/game already in A-juniors and he could play there next season also (probably he would play couple of games in Sm-liiga). We have to remember that for example Selänne never really played in B-juniors, he went from C to A. Great decision by coach Leo Äikäs back then.

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