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Heponiemi sets up two goals in MODO win

Switzerland v Finland: Semifinals - 2019 IIHF World Junior Championship

Florida Panthers prospect Aleksi Heponiemi had two assists in MODO Hockey’s 5-2 win over last place Vasby IK HK in Wednesday action from Sweden’s HockeyAllsvenskan. Heponiemi drew the lone assist on Patrik Karlkvist’s goal that put MODO up 2-1 early in the second period and picked up the secondary helper on Mikkel Aagaard’s go-ahead, power-play goal 5:43 into the final frame.

Heponiemi leads MODO in scoring with 9 points (2G/7A) in 11 games played. He has registered 12 shots on goal, has amassed 22 PIM and compiled a +5 rating.

Defensive prospect Vladislav Kolyachonok logged 17:49 of ice time and finished with a +1 rating and 4 PIM in Dinamo Minsk’s 6-0 drubbing of Sibir in the only KHL game played on Wednesday.

Kolyachonok, Florida’s second-rounder in 2019, has appeared in 20 games for Dinamo thus far this season and scored one goal and two assists. He has blocked 24 shots, registered 7 hits, has 26 shots on goal, and posted a +1 rating.