- 2019-08-28 at KalPa - Jukurit, A-SM by Jokke Nevalainen
In his first official game at the Jr. A SM-liiga level, Tammela played right wing on the third line for KalPa U20. He also ran the second power play unit from the left half-wall.
Tammela was very noticeable in the offensive zone despite being the youngest player on the ice. He also managed to score his first goal at this level in his first game; he made a good read and went in front of the net where he received a pass and quickly shot it in. His defensive zone effort was lacking a bit, though. But hopefully that improves with more games at this level.
However, Tammela’s first A-SM game had an unpleasant ending because he was injured in the second period and had to be taken off the ice on a stretcher. It was unclear what exactly happened to him but he seemed to be in a lot of pain.
- 2019-08-21 at KalPa - JYP, A-SM (preseason) by Jokke Nevalainen
Tammela played a big role for KalPa U20 in their 5-6 preseason loss against JYP U20. Tammela started the game at right wing on the second line but was promoted to the top line during the game. He also started on the second power play unit but was promoted to the top unit. He ran both power plays from the half-wall on the left side, and you could see how his teammates were finding ways to get the puck to him. He created a few great scoring chances but didn’t manage to get any points from them.
Tammela was the youngest player on his team but he may be the most naturally gifted one they have. Because of his September 12th birthday, he’s barely even eligible for the 2021 NHL Entry Draft – he was just 15 years old during this game. In addition to his young age, he’s also one of the smallest players on the ice wherever he plays. But he doesn’t seem to be intimidated by bigger players because he went into board-battles and had some nice hits as well.
Tammela is very good at poking the puck away from opposing players without taking penalties. When he manages to get the puck, it doesn’t take him long to find a passing opportunity or take the puck up the ice himself. Tammela’s skating doesn’t appear to be a major strength for him at this point of his development but it is not a weakness either and he still has lots of time to improve it. He has a quick wrist shot but could add some power to it. Hockey sense and puck-skills seem to be his biggest strengths.
- 2018-10-07 at KalPa - Pelicans, U16 by Juha Koljonen
Jeremi Tammela played in a leading role, when KalPa won Pelicans 5-1 in the Junior C preliminary series game. Tammela scored two goals and recorded one assist in the game.
Tammela is a right-shooting center with good puck-handling skills. His skating is also relatively smooth and quick. Against his peers Tammela is strong in the corners and in physical battles. One of his biggest strengths is his fantastic shot, with which he scored both of his goals. Especially his first goal straight from skating was a good example of his shooting skills. The second goal was scored in the power play with an accurate wrister.
Tammela has been very important for his team. After he returned to the roster he has scored 11 and assisted 7 of KalPa’s 29 goals. The game didn’t reveal a lot about his defensive game, because the pressure was always in the offensive end when he was on the ice. Towards the end of the game Tammela disappeared a bit, but he was still clearly the best player in the game after all.
Tammela could very well play in the older age group, and he will probably have his chance their at the latest in the spring. His overall game will face a much bigger test then.
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|2017-2018||KalPa U16||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||8||6||11||17||2||||
|KalPa U16||Jr. C SM-sarja||18||8||10||18||16||||
|2018-2019||KalPa U16||Jr. C SM-sarja Q||13||18||14||32||4||||
|KalPa U18||Jr. B SM-sarja||28||11||24||35||26|||||Playoffs||5||1||3||4||2|
|Finland U16 (all)||International-Jr||4||2||4||6||0||||
|2019-2020||KalPa U20||Jr. A SM-liiga||18||6||12||18||0|||||Playoffs||2||0||0||0||0|
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