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The lions ' players was put to lie down in the dark disco on the floor – Timo Sutisen raw acknowledgement got a team-rupture of laughter: It's a little trashed it
Austria settled Timo Sutinen's 70th birthday tonight.Sutinen played by the Numbers 100 A-internationals and four world championships.SM-scoring, he won twice, and his account is also two Finnish championships.Sutinen will be remembered not only for his skill on the ice, including the traditional hockey fashion I sit broken bohemian personality.Partasuinen and long-haired Timo Sutinen stood out on the ice not only with their skills, also external habituksellaan. IL-ARCHIVE

the Numbers exactly 100 caps in the play, and 64 points fabricated Timo Sutinen known urban legend, according to which he launched the national team mental training opportunity roars of laughter.

the Story is true.

– we went to the Hesperia hotel disco floor. Us was built on faith and self-confidence that we can do even if the Soviet union to win, Timo Sutinen tell.

Punakone dominating in those days in the 1970s, the international kiekkoilua MM-level almost at will.

I Feel that someone is talking, but that we are strong. When you go to the field, so those russians are so fucking strong.

– this talk will go over and not been in a relationship anywhere. The russians practiced a hundred times more than we do. I then said that I can't fit even those of the gang.

Sutinen admitted to the surface of the earth returned their comments took the bottom of it for a moment from a psychological coach.

It kind of wrecked it.

Sutinen however, there is no mental training opponent. He said he had received the opportunity of a good relaxing method, which we use often still.

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April 3. day, 70 years must be Sutinen will be remembered not only for his skill on the ice, including the traditional hockey player fashion, I sit a broken person.

maybe Not exactly your typical hockey player. The profession was a photographer. He's not in the team so special, been, probably well kept, but original person, Sutisen good friend and former game guy Alpo Suhonen describes.

tampere-oriented Sutinen started his hockey tourism later koovee known as TK-V juniors. He was the 1967 youth championship scoring a fine third.

Handsomely began hockey career came, however, soon on the way.

the decision to Quit

Koovee championship season of 1967-68 represented the team brought 18-year-old central striker got the SM-series in only a little playing time, and he decided once even stop playing.

the Head in January a few times to play, and Turku do the Trick against I got to get my tackle. To get them, and I told the coach. After that I didn't get longer to play, Sutinen told and sounds like things even more annoyed.

Today, the head was hit and the concussion of the part is already being taken more seriously.

I'm trying, but a little head shake.

Mere training is not Sutista fascinated.

Somehow it missed, and the student sign weighed it.

the Young man's mind changed quickly. Find inspiration Grenoble winter olympics.

– häme street one trade in the window was the color of tv. It became a game. The screen was like vesivärityö, when the colors a little bit to spread across borders.

– After that game I was watching, so I got excited again.

the Following season Sutinen continue KooVeessa, but performed the same military service is Hyrylä. SM-series account only two matches.

I Got there non-commissioned officer school, and there's nothing played.

the Third loss of the season

Sutinen decided to go to Helsinki and moved in 1969 Jokers.

in August, went to Leningrad in the tournament with a broken arm. When the quarantine was over, so no Aimo Mäkinen I, of course, of the redeemed, when I couldn't play ever, Sutinen told Jokers-based activities.

Sutinen have to be on the sidelines of January until the end of.

It wasted a total of three years, the best young man's development time, he sums up the difficulties.

But it sees that the skills of any fighter.

the dominance of patterns

Jokereissa talented center fielder of the peliura went on, however, eventually take off. His victory in the Finnish championship in 1973 and SM-scoring for two the following season.

Sutinen incense coach John Lampaisen share success.

– Lampainen to understand the players and see who can play. He supported the players and the likes of us guys. We had fun, and that's how it started to roll.

Sutinen was joined by team man of Henry Alder and quickly rose to the himself Lions. On the other side alternate with Pertti Arvaja and Jari Kapanen . The dominance of the chain complement the 164-foot paint cannon Timo Turunen .

the Patterns they designed the restaurant Five Penny at the table the salt and pepper jars.

– beer bottles and everything was there, Sutinen recalls with a laugh.

– Then go after practice as if to continue the exercises, and games after the go was always a beer and played that game again.

– the Action was pretty full-time even though it was a bit different than it is today.

jokers of the history of the first championship symbolizes Sutisen the opinion of the rest of the season winning Aces. At that time, not been played yet in the playoffs.

– the Dominance was our thing. Was played in Pori five against three, and Apply Ketola was a triangular spearhead. We were running it and all of them, and in the end, ”Tumba” Turunen got to hit the puck into the empty net. It was the seal of our championship.

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the Following two season Sutinen won the scoring, and especially in the season of 1973-74 the number one space was overwhelming. He scored 36 in the match with 72 points and left second established Lynx-captain Jorma Peltonen a 19-point head.

Sutisen two points a match average value was ferocious pace, even though at that time, paints were made to the current more. On the other hand, two feedings is not exactly known.

And if the goalie even remotely touch the puck, so nobody could input points, Sutinen recalls.

Yet in the early 1970s virtually all the best the finns played in the SM-series, so Sutinen was that time the most powerful Finnish hockey player.

Jokereissa he also received the personal nickname of "Onska". It gave with him at the same time 1969 the fool of shirts I come, last summer, the late lion legend Lauri Mononen .

We had 15 new players in the team, and when we introduced ourselves and I said Timo Sutinen, so Late exclaimed immediately, that Onska. It felt someone Sutisen mouth of the River, whose nickname was Onska. That's how it stayed.


partasuisen to boheemina reel circles stood out Sutinen wanted to see the world and circled the rag sitikalla Europe.

– In ' 72 I drove to Prague via Rome. On that trip I thought, damn, here I would like to sometimes live. Especially in Vienna come to mind that don't you think here would find something like a hockey job.

the Jokers wouldn't let their star abroad without massive transfer fee, so Sutinen made two season-long detour to Forssa. A newly set-up SM-league of Fopsin coach Alpo Suhonen.

I Got it through the free papers.

Forssa come Sutisen Finnish home, where he spends summers. The rest of the time he lives in Austria's second largest city Graz.

Before Austria reel adept the road, however, through Germany, and peliura he returned to wrap FoPSin first division team years 1982-85.

valmennusura timo Sutinen coached the little lions to the European championship of 1995. At that time, the under 18-year-olds not yet been played in the world cup. IL-ARCHIVE

Hockey Sutinen not however left.

pension year to spend a lions legend worked as a coach in Finland, in Germany and in Austria, where he was club teams in addition to the six-period women's national team at the helm.

in Finland Sutinen work for a long time as head coach of the Forssa and was also in Winnipeg Jets scouts. The little lions, he led the under-18s European championship in 1995.

– Yes, it was my most important victory.

Sutinen was as a player and as a coach with the Austrian amateur hockey in another year professional career.

Now is the third year that I am no longer involved.

the photographer's work do you Sutinen has also worked as a golf course director of operations as she gots.

– Golf still summer in Finland, he told reporters.

Timo Sutinen

: 3.4.1949 Tampere

: Center

: TK-V (KooVee)

: KooVee 1967-69 (SM-series), Jokers 1969-75 (SM-series), FoPS 1975-77 (SM-league), FoPS 1977-78 (1. division), Vfl Bad Nauheim 1978-79 (German league), Berliner SC Preussen (German league) 1979-81, EHC 70 Munich (German 1. division), FoPS 1982-85 (1. division)

: SM-series and league: in total 251 matches, 152+180=332

: Four world championships, 100 A-internationals, 20+24=44

: SM-gold in 1968 KooVeessa and 1973 Jokereissa, SM-silver 1971 Jokereissa, SM-series All-star player and scoring runner-up 1972-73, SM-scoring winner of the 1973-74 and 1974-75, knighted by the Finnish ice hockey lion for #81

: the 18-year-old european championship gold 1995, coached in Finland Fopsin, Germany Landshut, Austria, Grazia, Zell am Seetä and the Austrian women's national team

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