3/20 Recap: Armia sets table; Ullmark big in defeat

Written By Kris Baker on Thursday, March 21, 2013 | 3/21/2013

Joel Armia made a nice pass to set up the game winning goal Wednesday as Assat kicked off the playoffs with a 2-1 victory over KalPa. The game was physical in nature, and Armia was excellent in using his size to win one-on-one battles and controlling the puck. With the game knotted at one, Armia took a puck at the half-wall and zipped a pass to a waiting Mika Niemi in the slot for the one-time finish at 7:48 of the third period. The Aces take a 1-0 series lead into Thursday's game two.

In SEL play, Linus Ullmark made 39 stops as MODO saw their season come to an end with a 1-0 overtime loss at Farjestads. Ullmark was superb through regulation, stopping everything throw at him before surrendering a goal high glove side 57 seconds into the extra session. MODO falls in the series 4-1 with Ullmark looking like a big part of the clubs' future, at least for the next two seasons with a contract running through the 2014-15 season. Ullmark will likely return to SuperElit play as MODO J20 continues their playoff round with Skelleftea on Friday..


Anonymous said...

Does the back and forth btwn his teams work like a farm club? Which is the farm club and which is the big club?

Anonymous said...

If you're talking about Ullmark, the SEL team is the top team for Modo. The J20 team is their junior team in the top junior league in Sweden.

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