I apologize for not having anything up right now... got back late from Regina where I witnessed this greatness. There will be recaps up later today of the Karjala, Deutschland, EIHC, Jr. A Challenge, 4 Nations Cup, and other U20, U18, U17, and U16 level tourneys from around the world. Plus more from the First NHL Goals series.
Joel Armia, the top Finnish prospect for the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, scored his first SM-Liiga goal on Oct. 2. His team, Ässät, got blitzed in the game 11-3 by HIFK, but the goal gave his team a glimpse of something great from the 17 year old. I featured him as Finland's "newest star" in my Ivan Hlinka Memorial coverage, and he's living up to the billing: in 6 SM-Liiga games to date, he has 2 goals and 3 assists. He's the youngest player in the league.