Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen

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Brayton Wilson
December 04, 2018 - 10:26 am
On Monday, three Buffalo Sabres prospects were named to the preliminary roster for their respective home countries for the upcoming 2019 IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championship in Vancouver, British Columbia. Goalie prospect Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen and defenseman Oksari Laaksonen were both named to...
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September 10, 2018 - 3:44 pm
The Buffalo Sabres needed to win their final game of the 2018 Prospects Challenge by six goals in order to overcome a tie-break scenario with the New Jersey Devils and win the tournament. The Sabres managed to put up 10 goals on the Pittsburgh Penguins, and win by a 10-2 score to claim the title at...
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Paul Hamilton
June 14, 2018 - 4:42 pm
Buffalo, NY (WGR 550) - The Sabres have another drafted goaltender in the fold. Buffalo has inked Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen to a three-year entry-level deal. Luukkonen was taken in the second round of last year’s draft. Buffalo had two picks in that round and Luukkonen went 54th overall. The goaltender...
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Brayton Wilson
December 31, 2017 - 12:45 pm
Canada has clinched Group A of the 2018 IIHF Under-20 World Junior Championship, and will play the fourth seed of Group B in the quarterfinal round of the playoffs. This was accomplished on Saturday night at KeyBank Center when Canada shutout Denmark 8-0, finishing their group play with a 3-0-1-0...
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Brayton Wilson
December 28, 2017 - 8:57 pm
It is arguably one of the biggest upsets at the IIHF World Junior Championship in recent memory. Slovakia, coming in losers of their first game to Team Canada on Wednesday, knocks off the United States 3-2 on Thursday night at KeyBank Center in Buffalo. It was Samuel Bucek who played the hero as he...
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Brayton Wilson
December 28, 2017 - 7:45 pm
Team Finland got their first win of the tournament Thursday afternoon, earning a 4-1 win over Denmark. It was also Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen's first win in goal for the Finns after suffering a 4-2 loss to the Canadians on Tuesday. Luukkonen had a very easy day in net for Finland, stopping six of seven...
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Brayton Wilson
December 27, 2017 - 12:24 am
Opening day of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship has come and gone, and it was a busy day for the five Buffalo Sabres prospects in Buffalo. All five prospects were in action for the Sabres on Tuesday, all playing in each of the four games scheduled for the day. It was a highlight reel night...
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Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres owner Terry Pegula joined Marty Biron and Craig Rivet on The Instigators Tuesday morning to discuss a number of topics in Buffalo. Among the topics discussed included the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship, which got underway on Tuesday at KeyBank Center and...
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Brayton Wilson
December 24, 2017 - 8:06 pm
The start of the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship in Buffalo is just around the corner. A total of 10 countries will square off against one another for the right to call themselves the best hockey nation at the under-20 level. The 10 teams will be split into two groups of five, and will play...
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Brayton Wilson
December 04, 2017 - 10:34 am
With the IIHF World Junior Championship just a few weeks away, the 10 nations competing will start to put together their preliminary roster before the start of the tournament on December 26th in Buffalo. Finland is the first team to have announced their preliminary roster of 28 players, and Buffalo...
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