Quinn Finley, Madison Capitols, USHL (3rd Round, 2022)
As Quinn Finley continues to rack up points in the USHL, USA Hockey has recognized the future Wisconsin Badger as one of the top Junior A players and has named him to the USA World Junior A Challenge team.
Finley will travel with the stars and stripes to Cornwall, ON, beginning Dec. 11, as the USA begins its quest for gold. Their opening match will be against Canada West in the five-team tournament.
Finley continued adding to his point total this season with four more assists. The 18-year-old now has 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) in 14 games for Madison this season.
Eetu Liukas, HPK, Liiga (5th Round, 2021)
As Eetu Liukas finished his time with the Finnish National Team, he made his return to HPK, where he continued to produce while playing top-line minutes. Liukas found the back of the net in his first game back in Liiga as HPK defeated his former team TPS Turku, 2-1. Liukas' five shots lead all HPK players.
Liukas wasn’t the only player with Islanders ties in this matchup, as former first-round pick Michael Dal Colle was in the lineup for TPS in his first year playing in Finland.
In Liukas' second game of the week, he wasn't as prosperous as HPK was blanked 4-0 by JYP, registering a -3 rating.
HPK sits towards the bottom of the standing in Liiga and will look to remain out of the relegation zone as the season rolls on.
Liukas has nine points (four goals, five assists) on the season while racking up 43 penalty minutes.
Calle Odelius, Djurgardens, HockeyAllsvenskan (2nd Round, 2022)
As Calle Odelius and his Djurgardens team try to gain promotion back to the SHL, Odelius has been a significant cog within the defensive unit.
Though his numbers haven’t been much to admire, the Isles' second-round pick in 2022 has shown his potential to compete at the professional level.
Odelius still only has three points on the season (all assists), but points don’t nearly tell the whole story about an 18-year-old playing with professionals.
Odelius failed to register a point last week as Djurgardens dropped their second game in a row. They currently sit in second place in HockeyAllsvenskan.