Three ringeten world championships, ice hockey in the olympic bronze and three world bronze to form the medal collection, which no one else has.
This Susanna Boxing the medal collection of the value of the former is the fact that Stephen is able to reach the achievement part-time as an athlete.
Now 25-year-old Stephen's situation is different: the ministry of education and culture eur 10 000 athlete scholarship is made Tapanista almost professional.
I Made a summer part-time job and I do still, but the grant now allows you to bet sports. If I were to do a full-time job, I was only a part-time intern. Now I'm almost a professional Way of saying."World"
the Women's national team head coach Pasi Mustonen is more than happy to Stephen's situation.
Susanna is a versatile sports talent, whose skating and movement are all top of the world. He has a lot of skill and a pretty good shot, Mustonen said.
Mustonen know that my Way is before rehearsed well. Now is the time to take the next step.
– Now measure really how good he can be in hockey. I hope the "Suski" is practicing the whole olympiad period like this, because he's healthy when he was already top of the world. If he hits it all on the line, he has the opportunity to be the world cup All Stars -player, Mustonen said.No longer a handicap
Before Pyeongchangin olympics Stephen lived with his parents in Finland to be able to train without working. Stephen played hockey Rauma Clasp women's team and ringetteä Raisio RNK.
Every week Stephen had a practice or a game after the drive Laitilaan. Sitting on the car behind the wheel wasn't the optimal recovery means to the athlete.
– This season is clearly the easiest, when I live in Turku. Both my teams are now sort of in the same city. It saves time and helps recovery, TPS:no women in the team playing the Way I stated.
This season, Way has played only eight RNK:n ringette match. The paint is however born 27.
This season the focus is on home games because of been in hockey, Stephen said.
Ringeten championships, played in late November, early December Burnabyssa in Canada. Finland has won six previous world championships.
I'm still wondering whether hockey or ringette in the fall the main types of mine, Stephen said.
Stephen is the decisions made do made to grapple his follow-through at a time.
– So the work will continue. At least the following olympic games up to play. Of course the work and money-things affect the decision. Next season I have the option TPS with Tapani said."the Best team"
Stephen was hurt in early November knee the four nations tournament in Canada.
– It was my career at the first injury. Knees will knock and I was five weeks off the ice. The knee did not need to operate, Way to tell.
a Mandatory break during the Way practicing the shooting of including TPS in the SM-league team with players. He is also practicing TPS A and B with young people.
Stephen and the national team of the season the main goal will be in April in Espoo playable world championships.
– the USA and Canada are always tough, but we have achieved them. We have a pile of in season the best ever world cup team, so in the spring we have home games in the opportunity to show our expertise and make history, Stephen said.
Before the home world championships women's team 7.-10. February Russian Dmitrovissa the Euro Hockey Tour finals tournament, also involving Sweden, Germany, Switzerland, the Czech republic and Russia.