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Kiekko-Vantaa vs. Jokipojat – Mestis, Playoff round 1 – Game 3 – 2016-2017 @ Trio Areena

Convincing victory in game 3 of the first playoff series against Jokipojat. Game ended 5-1 after great play by the salmons of Vantaa. Kiekko-Vantaa now leads the series 3-0. The next game is away on Monday and it is make it or break it for Jokipojat.

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Kiekko-Vantaa vs. Jokipojat – Mestis, Playoff round 1 – Game 1 – 2016-2017 @ Trio Areena

It seemed like a mountain to climb but in the end Kiekko-Vantaa managed to hammer in the goals needed for the win in game 1 of the first playoff round against Jokipojat. The game ended 3-1 in front of 652 spectators.

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Kiekko-Vantaa vs. Jokipojat – Mestis, round 50 2016-2017 @ Trio Areena

Regular season ended in a tight no goal game in front of 1047 spectators. The winner was decided in a six round shootout by Oskari Lehtinen for Jokipojat. Kiekko-Vantaa finished the season in 3rd place and can rest before the playoffs start on Wednesday with a home game against the team in the 6th place.
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Kiekko-Vantaa vs. Jokipojat – Mestis, round 15 2016-2017 @ Trio Areena

Kiekko-Vantaa unable to capitalize, falls to Jokipojat

Sulin goes close

Sulin goes close

The game was a thriller even though the scoreline would suggest something else. Jokipojat started strong scoring twice in the first period. Kiekko-Vantaa was stronger in the second period after beating couple penalty kills in the beginning of the period. Kiekko-Vantaa scored in powerplay evening the scales. However they were robbed by the game official when Jokipojat scored after the puck had been out of bounce in the end of the 2nd period. How none of the four official noticed the situation leading to the goal is beyond comprehension. The 4-1 goal was made by last seasons salmon hero Nico Friman in the third period sealing the deal for Jokipojat.

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Kiekko-Vantaa vs. Jukurit – Mestis, playoffs 6th game 2015-2016 @ Trio Areena

A roar of lion

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Roar of the lion

Kiekko-Vantaa is now on a heroic winning streak when Jukurit went down in front of over 1000 spectators in Trio Areena. Toni Leinonen gave the salmons of Vantaa again an early lead. Kiekko-Vantaa seemed to be in control when all of a sudden Jukurit tied the game with something that seemed like a pass in front of the goal. That did not stop the home team from winning the second period and scoring two goals by Jere Laine and Lasse Uusivirta, one goal each. The third period started with a Kiekko-Vantaa penalty from the second period and Jukurit managed to utilize this by scoring a power play goal. Short after this Jukurit shocked the crowd by equalizing the game, after a sudden breakaway and a beautiful finish by Teemu Turunen. The game went on overtime and was settled in 37 seconds by Nico Friman who has been in a spectacular form thru the entire season.

The all deciding encounter at game 7 of the playoff series will be played today in Mikkeli.

Loads of shots from the game, click for a better view. Make sure to visit kiekko-vantaa.fi for all the latest news and stats.