1/11 Recap: Armia marks in return

Joel Armia scored his ninth goal of the year Wednesday as Assat lost to SaiPa, 3-1. The 6'3 wing, who lit the lamp from low near the paint, was making his return to the Aces lineup after a successful World Junior Championship that saw him collect five goals and seven points for fourth place Finland. With seven goals and five assists in his last 13 SM-liiga contests, Armia will look to maintain his progress on Saturday when Assat travels to Lukko.

Elsewhere, Nathan Lieuwen made 29 saves before making another three stops in the shootout as Kootenay defeated Red Deer, 2-1. The 6'5 tender is now 3-1 in the month of January with a .949 save percentage. It's likely that he'll get a chance to earn his 20th win of the season on Saturday when the ICE visit Edmonton.

Kevin Sundher made his Brandon Wheat Kings debut but saw his 12-game point streak snapped in a 2-0 loss to Saskatoon. The six-foot center had previously amassed 20 points (4+16) in his final dozen games in a Victoria Royals uniform. Sundher will look to begin a new streak when the Wheat Kings host Red Deer on Friday.
Next Post »


Click here for comments
Thursday, January 12, 2012 ×

If you have the means, please think about making a donation to The Jack Jablonski Fund. Jack is the Benidle-St. Margaret's (Minnesota) high school player who was hit from behind and paralyzed wo weeeks ago.

For a link to Jack's Fund and for more information about Jack and the reverberations his injury is causing, please see http://www.hockeybias.com/hockey-news-past/Jack-Jablonksi-News-Summary.html

Both a former Benilde student and current Benilde student have each written songs in honor of Jack. They can be found here and also have links to The Jack jablonski Fund:



Congrats bro Charlie you got PERTAMAX...! hehehehe...