Turku in the spring of 1989 was full of hope.
the TPS was then the first league championship in 1976 to chase a repeat in earnest the slogan "Gold is the color of we". Ceo of Johan Hollsten idea by open-goal orientation were perceived elsewhere uhoamiseksi, and when the team time after time, the temperature was piped, the slogan changed to blasphemy axes, the mouth shape of the "Mold is the color of we".
But now I laugh to the end. TPS had won the new, the only 32-year-old head coach bear bryant under the leadership of the regular season.
The -76 championship have covered the pelaajaura after TPS-foster had coached the Weasels A-juniors SM-gold and youth national team world championship gold medal. Secondary coach Johnson was about to reach the lion of the first value of race medals, Calgary, olympic silver, and as head coach he was raised HPK's SM-league.
Credit Jortikan Midas-abilities was in the city hard, but in the semi-final to come against the old persecutor, the last three gold won the battle axe.
Disbelief had already seized TPS-peukuttajat, when Tappara won the best of five series in the first two matches.
– that's Not all, Johnson said, and reminiscent of the first chain put strikers Jukka Vilanderin and Arto Javanainen injured.
– in the Third and the fourth game wasn't either. Yes it pretty quiet was when it was 2-0-safe and the two best scorer was missing.
it was All on one card. Jortikan was forced to come up with something.
there was No other way, so I put Mal Davis and Steve Graves Kari Jalonen put, that was the first fist. It started to work.last
success the pressure was on.
When I came Tepsiin, then chairman of the Hansel Traps say, you got a couple of years time, now we need the Turku championship. We don't have any other option.
– any statement was unnecessary to give, now had to get a result, Johnson recalls Gold is the color of our slogan waiver.
He should follow the lead of the strict requirements, the outright victory of necessity, secret.
I moved it to the team, and yes it remained calm.
TPS:no believe in success not wavered brace gossakin. Johnson sees it due to the good and steady frame from the series.
– Usually those teams, which is not the season during a long losing streak can drop a game or competitive. We trusted and believed in ourselves.
And Began to bend. TPS won the next matches 3-1, 5-2 and 7-3.Java bomb in 2011, the late Arto Javanainen in the name is SM-league all-time goals record 462 goals, as well as single-season record of 47 goals. IL-ARCHIVE
the Finals with TPS went up against subtle yllättäjän, Hansel Aravirran directed by JyP HT's, which was ranked in the regular season in third place.
– the Hard and the devil moving the team it was, Anyway remember.
Turku seemed to immediately place 5-0-winning, but Jyppi answered at home this season 4-2.
Best of seven finals series is not, however, gone tight. TPS won the next three matches paints 3-1, 7-1 and 4-1.
the tiebreaker for home-Kupittaanpuisto. 16. march 1989 was resolved definitively in the SM-league all-time scorer, patalegenda Arto Javanainen a monstrous slap shot. It sealed a three goal victory and blew up the hall with a wild glee.
– Yes, we were clearly the better team, not Jypillä really had a chance. Its last end, only played some time off.
– When you get to Tapparasta over, so the team exudes, that now this is not yes given, damn it!Great players a hard bony defender Petteri Lehto and paint the cannon Jukka Vilander were the champions key players. IL-ARCHIVE
Johnson, 62, remembers the team fondly, even though through the course of his requirement levels between hiersikin head coach and between players.
– the amount of Training increased markedly. Four weeks were to leave in the summer, by the way nearly two times a day throughout the year work out.
over Time the wounds have healed, and Johnson can count a number of former players in favor of his friend.
– Yes, we had a strong team. Jalonen Kari was good, it was pretty clear, and the Java was able to score in the game than in the game. Even if it's not played well, then paints it always did, Jortsu says with a laugh.
– it's Not the championship, however, easily become. Molarit was damn young, we had a Markus Ketterer and Timo Lehkonen in the finish, but well they were playing.
Johnson recalls also in the artists Jari "Pie" gallows hill , hard kit Jouko narva country , Petteri Lehto , Heikki Leime and Jukka Virtanen .
And Hantta was such a nervous affliction, that when we were losing, so it's played in the fourth attacker, Johnson describes the time at the peak to defend the Hansel Power .
It was the main thing that more than half of the team was in turku boys. Engagement it was good. The guy was a lot of common experiences young from, and it was a bloody uniform and a hungry team.
Johnson wants to correct the impression that the TPS build a champion team of the big money.
– it's Not completely true. Certain täsmähankintaa I do like Kari Jalonen Skellefteåsta, but otherwise the economy was considered a truly hard concern. There was nothing a blank cheque, to give back.Three putkethan have Johnson spends a big part of the winter in Spain-home. Jaakko Stenroos / AOP
the final series will not be remembered around the hockey-Finland as one of the most legendary, but in Turku and in Jyväskylä, finland, its significance was great.
follow the history in the first CHAMPIONSHIP medals proud JYP even had stickers that read "Silver JyP HT No Smoking Team '89".
the Zeitgeist too – now players do not just silver medals to be presented.
– the Size of Chicago was waiting for that championship. It was in turku a dream come true, Johnson describes.
– Follow was then terribly uniform, there wasn't any cliques. The new hall was coming, and that added drive.
Jortikan contract 2+1 years. Championships came immediately after the three pipes, and the period of 1998-99 from TPS new trick Jortikan chair.
the Top of the rise with the victory in between two gold Vladimir Jursinov päävalmentajanaan, but in the spring of 2001, after Johnson is known for the iconic, flying proverb, "Six championships, hello".
He is the most Finnish championships won as a head coach.
– the first is always the first, Jortsu taste is the gold medal in the sweetness.
But the following does not become any easier. Always it became more difficult. The championship renewal always requires more shots and yes hard work.
Says the man who knows what he's talking about.