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KalPa confirmed: Sami Kapanen to leave the club, in Switzerland, waiting for the two-year contract - Tommi Miettinen's new head coach
Sami Kapanen valmennusura continue with HC Lugano.Sami Kapanen lead the ownership of the club's traditional Spengler cup victory last year. POTTERY JÄÄSKELÄINEN / AOP

Kuopio KalPa confirmed Tuesday that the club's representation of the crew as head coach the last two seasons acted Sami Kapanen the agreement is terminated. Kapanen agreement should be covered still through 2019-20.

Kapanen departure been in the news already last week, when he was told to move by the swiss HC Lugano head coach. Lugano to tell their own websites, that Kapanen contract is for two years. Kapanen popped up in Switzerland in contract negotiations two weeks ago.

– We got a few weeks ago that Sam's knowledge is interest from abroad. We went then, through the company board, and we gave Sam permission to negotiate a potential new employer, together with agreed terms, KalPa Hockey Oy Toni Saksman tell sword I release.

Before head coach job Kapanen work kalpa representation of the crew Pekka Power assistant coach for season 2016-17, when the club won the following in the history of the second SM-silver. Kapanen in the first head coach of the season (2017-18) KalPa ranked in the League's regular season in sixth place, and the season ended with a quarterfinal loss to Tappara.

This season KalPa was left in the regular season 12. place and reach the playoffs. The company, however, the turn of the year in Finnish hockey history by winning traditional, from 1923 onwards, playing in the Spengler cup the first Finnish team.

I'm grateful for KalPa-community for the past year as a coach. A common path has been great and development. Now came the opportunity of the moment, I feel ready to take the next step in my career, Kapanen said kalpa's bulletin.

Kapanen is kalpa's major shareholder, but his departure will not affect the club's day-to-day activities.

for the last two years I have owned been gone for a Kalpa activity of daily everyday life and focused on the coach. The same routine continued the ceo, the office and the government in capable hands.

Miettinen replace the

kalpa's head coach for rises Tommi Miettinen , which works this season Mestizo-follow the IPK as head coach. Iisalmelainen follow managed to maintain the middle of the season head coach for hire in Miettinen, 43, led the series a place. Miettinen KalPa-agreement is a model for 2+1 years.

Miettinen has worked KalPassa previously, inter alia, representation of the team's assistant coach and A junior as head coach.

– Enthusiasm is huge with this new pest, and the challenge will be tough, but I feel that I'm ready for it to receive, Miettinen said the club bulletin.

sword of the personnel development unit remains otherwise unchanged. the Marko A coach, Jarkko Rissanen goalkeeper coach and s. t. e. v. e. Kinnunen video coach as well as team leader.

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