coaches by the Weasels leaves the finale to the series as a big favorite. The reigning champion won the regular season all-time record for points and pick up the ninth of his title.
HPK:no, so far only championship in 2006. Coach Antti Pennanen has brought to the team last season with 12. place sensationally gold battle. HPK defeated the playoffs in earlier rounds suurseura you TPS and Tappara, but in the finals it is the challenger and yllättäjän in the role.
Resource Weasels is a Club compared to a different caliber. Its player budget (3 million euros) is HIFK after the league's largest, HPK:n (1.75 million) while the fifth the smallest.
in the regular season the Weasels and the fifth established HPK:no difference between was crushed by 38 points. Oulu fries were on the neck also in mutual matches, which score to win it 12-6.
Setups, however, is not as obvious as it may seem. The weasels in the game stalled a long time playoffs, although Ilves and HIFK for the bending indeed. At the same time, HPK is day by day improved their game.
the club of the strong breeze began immediately after February. In the regular season, including the end of it is lost 16:to last through only four.
HPK players oulu closer five games. It defends actively move forward and strive hard movement and a good supply to keep the puck in the attack zone of the spins. Sensational spring play a defensive Petteri Nikkilä leads the League in playoff-the stock market, and the top-five are found also invaders Robert Leino and Teemu Turunen .
the Weasels the power players are striker Ville Leskinen and the term "striker" Teemu Kivihalme . The latter style of play reflects the ermine kit free of attack the direction of.
the Paint at the entrance to both is huippuvire-goalie. The weasels Veini Vehviläinen replied to the semi-finals in SCUBA-the coach Jarno Pikkarainen certain verbal mind-fuck to play the decisive game 6 zero game. Vehviläinen statistics (1,40 / 94,68) are slightly better than HPK:n Emil Larmin (2,00 / 92,36).Evaluation
the Youthful HPK has the rapture on, but Weasels is a material - and kokemusetu. In the last DAY-the semi-finals of the Weasels in the game, freed – perhaps a little surprisingly, at the same time, when it played more defense of the season. Weasels champion voitoin 4-2.