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Jesse Seppala Named to Team Finland for 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup

July 31, 2019 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Edmonton Oil Kings News Release

(EDMONTON, AB) - Oil Kings forward Jesse Seppälä was one of 22 players named to Team Finland ahead of the 2019 Hlinka Gretzky Cup taking place August 5-10, 2019 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia.

Four of the 22 players representing Finland are from the Canadian Hockey League; two from the Western Hockey League and two from the Ontario Hockey League.

The complete roster for Team Finland is as follows:

Goaltenders

30 - Joel Blomqvist, Kärpät Oulu

31 - Juha Jatkola, KalPa Kuopio

Defencemen

4 - Valtteri Koskela, JYP Jyväskylä

5 - Eemil Estonia, TPS Turku

6 - Luka Nyman, Red Bull Salzburg AUT

7 - Kasper Puutio, Swift Current Broncos (WHL)

8 - Topi Cape, Fly Oulu

9 - Ruben Rafkin, Winsdor Spitfires (OHL)

25 - Rami Määttä, Ässät

Forwards

10 - Roby Järventie, Ilves Tampere

11 - Valtteri Karnaranta, Aces Pori

12 - Roni Hirvonen, Aces Pori

13 - Brad Lambert, HIFK Helsinki

14 - Eetu Lukas, TPS Turku

15 - Oskari Luoto, Tappara Tampere

16 - Oliver Suni, Oshawa Generals (OHL)

17 - Joel Määttä, Sio City Musketeers (USHL)

20 - Juuso Mäenpää, Jokerit Helsinki

22 - Eero Niemi, Sioux City Musketeers (USHL)

23 - Aatu Räty, Kärpät Oulu

27 - Jesse Seppälä, Edmonton Oil Kings (WHL)

29 - Veeti Korkeet, KooKoo Kouvola

Management Team

Pekka Peltola - Team Leader

Anssi Laine - Head Coach

Antti Miettinen - Coach

Tommo Nukari - Video Coach

Petri Vehanen - Goalkeeper Coach

Ville-Pekka Vuorinen - Physician

Juha Nakari - Physical Therapist

Niko Kuisma - Guardian


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