• SHL December Review - 7. Brynäs IF

SHL December Review - 7. Brynäs IF

7. Brynäs IF

Just like last year, Brynäs have started so badly at the beginning of the season that the manager has been sacked. November 2018 saw last year's hero, Tommy Sjödin, get the boot and assistant coach, Magnus Sundqvist has stepped into the role. And the results in December can justify the change with five wins out of eight matches.

2018 Junior World Championship Silver medalist, Jesper Boqvist, continues to find the net with seven points (3G+4A) this month and finds himself in 7th place in the league's Total Points competition. Already drafted by New Jersey Devils, in November Boqvist also played his first international matches at senior level with teammate, Joel Kellman. The 24 year old Kellman (pictured) was playing the first international matches of his career, reward for being one of Brynäs' top scorers this year with 6 points in December and sitting in 9th on Total Points just one point behind 20 year old, Boqvist. 

The second best team in December, it was not just the forwards who have been on top form but also both the keepers who, if you look at this festive month alone, have staggering save percentages; that is 94.62% for the Philadelphia Flyers drafted, Joacim Eriksson and 93.37% for the 33 year old David Rautio. If they can keep this up a repeat of 2016/7, when they went all the way to the final, should almost be inevitable.

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