so far the only world title HPK won 13 years ago, in the spring of 2006, when it coached the Lions current head coach Jukka Jalonen .
I Had to do the patience thing, that was the point. We had good teams before, but just never found the way before the finals while the semi-final was a, Jalonen, 56, recalls.
Pre-nine season HPK had won as many as six bronze medals, of which three were come to the Michieli's leadership and championship clubs following the season became a fourth.
– the Same method is still probably in many respects. At least we everyday was high quality, and I know that it is today in the Club of high quality. It ultimately solves, what it the game level on the ice is, Jalonen compare Antti Pennanen the coach by HPK:ta to your gold Club.the surprise of the duo
in the Spring of 2006, the SM-league finals series was between two of the yllättäjää with the Aces was an even greater sensation than the medal kahinoissa regularly to see HPK. In the regular season HPK was ranked third, and Mika Toivola HPK:no, the current sporting director – coach by the Aces in fifth place.
on their Journey to the finals pori fries were paved path Began and the regular season winning Kärpät, HPK, in turn, Ilves and HIFK.
– IFK was in the semi-final a tough nut to crack. Then came the Aces and continued on. The finals is two best teams, and then see which of them is better. It started to go to the game at a time forward.
from the Bushes become the final opponent doesn't mess up häme castle dwellers something to think about.
– No Aces itself caused different sensations. If it start to think that, fortunately, does not become someone else, so it can get cold pretty quickly, Jalonen says with a laugh.
– Each has earned a place, and all opponents should be respected just as much. So we did, and it was certainly one of the reasons that was successful in the finals.Pori processing mohawk-headed Olli Lindholm, singer Isomäki in the hall Country song with great emotion. Heikki Tyynysniemi / SKA
At that time, the finals series was solved by best of five system, i.e. the three wins across.
HPK won the first final match at home 1-0, the Aces second in Pori, finland in overtime 5-4. Then HPK got a 5-3-win the championship in rehab in Pori play the fourth match, which has been very also Jalonen mind.
– It Isomäki hall atmosphere: pori europeans are passionate hockey people, had a mohawk and a red head. There was pulled, yes the stands in right to the fullest.
the Mood was extraordinary on both sides in both halls, it is not two words. But of course, when I was used to being in Hämeenlinna, so it Pori, it was a little bit special. Yes, it was a great spring by all sides.
the game takes place in the uppermost Jalonen remember Jukka Laamanen 2-0-goal. Defensive strike reel Juuso Riksmanin combat backpack a second batch at the last possible second.
HPK won the match in the end 4-1 and the finals series 3-1.Janne Lahti also be included
in the playoffs HPK:n point the tip of the form L-line players Ville Leino (3+9=12) as well as five goals with the man made Jyrki Louhi , Janne Lahti and Laamanen.
the Bay was the gold team as the only also included in the HPK's this season's lineup, but had to quit his career with an ankle injury.