Finns in U.S. College
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02-18-2004, 07:53 AM
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Matti Kaltiainen, the Bruins' goalie prospect is from Finland and currently playing in Boston College.
Some SM-liiga players that have played U.S. College hockey: Toni Söderholm (UMass-Amherst/HIFK), Mikko Ruutu (Clarkson University/Jokerit (Senators draft pick), Samuli Jalkanen (UMass-Amherst/Jokerit), Markus Helanen (UMass-Amherst/Jokerit), ...
From what I heard from a friend who spent a couple of years in the US playing college soccer, the opportunity to combine education with sports is quite unique, but it demands a lot of activity from the athlete him/herself to find the right place, financing etc.
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