The OKC Barons and Charlotte Checkers are tied at 1 each and play game three in their series tonight. The big offensive stars for the Barons are Mark Arcobello (2, 3-2-5), Josh Green (2, 1-3-4) and Toni Rajala (2, 0-3-3).
Photo by Rob Ferguson.
Rajala is going to get some attention as things roll forward, he’s earned it. An article here suggests the important people in the organization are aware of his season:
- Coach Todd Nelson: “Who knows how many points he would have had if he had been here all season? He might’ve been a candidate for Rookie of the Year. We’re extremely pleased with the way he’s produced.”
- More Nelson: “His skill set is very high. Besides seeing the ice well and setting up other guys for goals he has a knack for putting the puck in the net. It seems every game there’s something new he tries. And he actually ends up completing the move.”
Could be nothing, probably nothing. Still, they’re not writing stories about the 2nd round picks in OKC, they’re writing them about the little Finn that could.