Huskies sweep weekend to improve to 2-2-1 on the season and 2-0 in league.
UConn vs UNH (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs Queens University (photo by Stephen Slade)
UConn vs UNH Men's Hockey
UConn vs Maine Men's Hockey
UConn vs UMass Men's Hockey
2015-16 (Junior Season): Appeared in 22 games during his junior season…Twice during the season moved up to forward during the season, at Vermont (Nov. 13) and against No. 2 Quinnipiac (Nov. 17)…Finished the year with four points on a goal and three assists…Blocked 22 shots, an average of 1.00 per game…Scored his lone goal of the season in a 2-2 tie at Merrimack (Feb. 6)…Had an assist and was a +2 in a loss to Ferris State at the Mariucci Classic (Jan. 2)…Had assists in a 3-3 tie at No. 4 Boston College and a 4-1 home win over New Hampshire (Feb. 26).
2014-2015 (Sophomore Season): Played in 30 games...Scored two goals with four assists for six points on the year...Moved up to forward for six games and produced five points on a pair of goals and three assists...Had his first career multi-point game and posted a career-high three points on a goal and two assists at No. 5 ranked UMass Lowell (Dec. 3)...Scored on the power play in a 3-2 loss at No. 19 ranked Boston College (Jan. 24)...Had 26 blocked shots.
2013-2014 (Freshman Season): Appeared in 32 games his rookie season...Scored 13 points, second among UConn rookies, on two goals and 11 assists...Tied for 17th among Atlantic Hockey freshmen in scoring and tied 22nd among the AHA defensemen with 13 points...Tied for fifth on the team with 11 assists...Scored his first career goal in a 4-3 win over Holy Cross (Nov. 12)...Scored his only power play goal of the season in a 5-3 win at Air Force (Jan. 31)...A maintstay on the UConn power play unit, recorded five power play points (1g/4a) and tied for third on the team with 20 shots on goal...Finished the regular season with a +1 rating...Came up with 27 blocked shots defensively.
Before UConn: Played for Jokerit U16 and Kiekko-Vantaa U16 and U18 in his native Finland before coming to North America in 2010...Spent the 2010-11 season with the Los Angeles Jr. Kings U18 in the MWEHL, totaling seven points in 21 games...Moved to the BCHL for the 2011-12 season and played in 43 games for the Coquitlam Express, scoring a goal and notching eight assists to go along with 29 penalty minutes...After a quick trip back to Finland for nine games with Jokerit U20 in 2012-13, landed with the Middelsex Islanders in the EJHL...Posted a 4-11-15 scoring line in 32 games for the Islanders...Played in the 2013 EJHL All-Star Game.
Personal: Born Jan. 8, 1993...Joona Kunnas is the son of Jukka and Ilona Kunnas...Has a brother Lukas and a sister Iina...He is a resource economics major.