Joel Armia was held off the scoresheet Wednesday as Assat was doubled by the Espoo Blues 4-2. Armia (-1) directed nine shots at the net in a 15:41 of ice time. Armia sits with eight goals and 12 points through 18 games with the Aces, who resume play Friday against Lukko.
In Sweden, Linus Ullmark allowed five goals on 13 shots in a little over half a game's worth of work as MODO J20 was dealt a 6-1 loss to Timra. Ullmark will look to avenge his poorest performance of the year Friday when the J20 takes on Brynas.