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Rauli Virtanen, 80, made a great history - forss underground clubs to conquer the world: the NHL's ten best point man eight played Elevated
Rauli Virtanen, 80, was a national team player in football and hockey. He was taking the legendary High-clubs of the world.Rauli Virtanen, 80, made history in the High-bat of tehtailijana. Peak years for almost all of the world's best used in Forssa-made clubs. Juha Veli Jokinen

And as a football player, a hockey artist as a trainer familiar Rauli Virtanen fill 4. January round 80 years.

the Talented player also made from Finnish wood export products and hockey sticks in the business as well as in Forssa in the USA. High-clubs played in the 1970s more than a couple of hundred NHL tops. Bats were exported to 20 countries.

I Am soul, you know the football player. The highlight of my life was getting to play the Finnish national team, it was a prize. That groove should have been the bet, but the knees didn't last. Home my company is forever a Wildcat, Smith said.

a Gifted athlete to run one hundred metres hand time take time to 10.7.

and Lynx from the ranks of the men sent pioneers across the pond in the back. Virtanen get to play both on the ice that the grass in Toronto.

a Couple of years there passed. It seems incredible, when the newspaper headline, that I am the fastest center fielder promise, Virtanen said, and looks like an old newspaper clip.

When the knees couldn't handle the torque, was a versatile man in demand in the 1960s, coaching. Because the career is as a souvenir, inter alia, Ilves A junior SM-gold.

in the Next decade, Smith was the Lions ' second coach and up to the stars of course Ketola , Hexi Riihirannan , Lasse Oksanen , sons of bitches Keinonen , Raimo Kilpiön , Tami Tamminen and many other sparring partner and friend.

That spirit was brilliant, blown together, Virtanen recalls.

80-year-old waiting for parts from old friends birthday Pori Parliament-to the table for coffee. Fudge cake, and coffee have already been ordered.

clubs in world football-Smith headed the Finnish national team match against Norway. Rauli Virtanen album

When aktiiviura the game on the field was over, the war dead father and her aunt raised by Rauli had with his wife Pälkäneellä shoe store. Alongside Virtanen made Black Hawk -bats in a small workshop.

the boots of the sales of not interested. Had to get my own professional skills use, and find clubs. My company paddle product and the Embossed merged in 1965 and the rest is history.

Highlights-the name of the product and the company invented the competition through the school. Forssa work of Kohosta became the world's leading bat factory has been factory, which the crown jewels were 221 Custom Pro and 201 Pro -clubs, whose weight was under 500g.

Kohosta become the whole of Western Europe's largest bat producers. 1974 factory created from birch and saarnista as well as glass fiber reinforced pallets of 1.5 million bats a year.

– 1977-78 NHL's ten best point man eight played Elevated, Virtanen reminds.

Amer-company interest, and the Highlight was transferred to group ownership. Amer set out to conquer America and establish an assembly plant in Long Island New York. The factory was to pull Virtanen.

It was the peak product, the actual Finnish export product. Now in China made the racket of the composite along the way and the rest hit their own names arms, Virtanen says.

the highlight of the story ended in 1984, but Virtanen started in the united states after returning to Cooper - and Diamond-club manufacturing.

Rahajäät the mind of a young Rauli Virtanen changed in the 1960s, the game of business coaching. Success also came from the bench behind. Rauli Virtanen album

Smith followed the sport and is currently the youth world cup in Canada. 80-year-old veteran wonders of the young hockey player in the current violent world.

– in Canada the young guys messing around and are nervous when they know that the scouts sitting in the stands. I can understand the desire to get to the rahaj, but should not fumble.

One game a day is injected Virtanen eye.

– Where are the top goalie? A good goalie is vital. Goalie is a totally different human type. Good are the Cape and Raanta , but after all, they are already in the NHL, Virtanen rumbles.

he likes pearl.

– She has gifts, but not only. Hard work also. He applied for a place, but also know how to score a goal – and what power. He is höntsäillyt since I was a child and developed his skills and strength, but after all, he has also dimension.

the power of two marriage, four children and 14 grandchildren. Artist Erkki Liikanen has been his good friend for decades. Liikanen son and Smith's daughter are married.

I have had a colorful and eventful life, Virtanen smiles.

Experienced sports man wondering the young hockey players nervous. "Shouldn't fumble." Juha Veli Jokinen
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