Uula Ruikka named USHL Defenseman of the Week

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    Ray Napientek
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    Chicago Steel defenseman Uula Ruikka helped lead his team to home and away victories this past weekend, earning the USHL’s Defenseman of the Week hono
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    Mister Ricochet
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    As Hardy mentioned nice to see Ruikka recognized.  The 2000 is 4th in Dman league scoring with 11 points in 14 games.  Teammate 6ft 5in 02 Owen Power, who’s not even eligible for the draft until next yr, is tied for 1st in Dman scoring with 14 in 14.

    Ruikka is one smooth operator who impressed right away with his skating ad skill as an 18 yr old rookie last yr but it took the Finn a good 3/4 of the season to get up to USHL level decision making.  Credit to the coaching staff for developing the kid.  ……. He just committed to Providence U.

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