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Mikkola, KalPa up 2-1 in Liiga title series

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Blues’ prospect Niko Mikkola looking good in Finnish league final

Niko Mikkola (R) in drills with Adam Musil and Glenn Gawdin at the 2015 Development Camp.
“Game Time” photo by Brian Weidler

After missing most of the first two rounds of the Liiga playoffs with an injury, Blues’ defense prospect Niko Mikkola is back and helping lead KalPa Kuopio to a two games to one lead over defending champions Tappara Tampere.

The video is in Finnish (naturally), but it’s still entertaining. KalPa’s first goal, at about two minutes into the video, is absolutely filthy. Mikkola assists on the second goal about a minute later, and then scores what would prove to be the game-winner at 2:45 into the video, on a rebound.

http://liiga.fi/ottelut/2016-2017/playoffs/6620/seuranta/

(You’ll have to copy and paste the URL into your browser... I still don't like this Chorus Beta thing...)

Looking forward to seeing this guy come across the pond for camp, and a spot on the AHL affiliate’s roster, next year...