Kiekko-Vantaa vs. Espoo United – Mestis, round 13 2016-2017 @ Trio Areena

Salmons win local derby

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Hyttinen scores

In this seasons second local matchup Kiekko-Vantaa was stronger tying the overall wins against Espoo United to 1-1. In both of the meetings this season the win came after a shoot-out. Neither of the teams were able to grap the win during the regulation. This time it was an exciting Mestis game offering fast action, saves and goals for almost 700 spectators that had made their way to Trio Areena. The game ended 4-3 for the Salmons after a tight penalty shoot-out where Kiekko-Vantaa managed to score 2 times and Espoo United only once.

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Espoo United vs. Kiekko-Vantaa – Mestis, round 3 – 2016-2017 @ Metro Areena

Battle of the goaltenders
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The long awaited metropolitan derby between Espoo United and Kiekko-Vantaa was truly a tight encounter. The lead actors were the goaltenders Jani Kautto and Rasmus Tirronen. The tight game ended 2-1 for the home team after a thrilling marathon of penalty shots.

All in all it was a great local derby. Check out the official Kiekko-Vantaa.fi for more information. Click on the pictures for a better view.

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.

Kiekko-Vantaa vs. Jukurit – Mestis, playoffs 4th game 2015-2016 @ Trio Areena

A game to remember!

Niemimaas expression does not leave anything unsaid

Niemimaas expression does not leave anything unsaid

This game had it all. Kiekko-Vantaa started strong taking an early lead in the beginning of the first period by the captain Toni Leinonen. You could feel it in the air, the home team would grab the victory this time. Suddenly everything changed as Jukurit equalized with their trademark finish, right to the top corner by Roope Ranta. It was all downhill from that moment, or so it seemed when in the second period Jukurit had taken 3-1 lead over the local heroes. All of a sudden from out off nowhere Janne Juutinen took a shot from almost dead-corner surprising Mika Norja at the Jukurit goal. The home team was now trailing by one goal and hunting for the equalizer as the clock was ticking down. 4 minutes left in the clock,  Teemu Mielonen stepped up his game making the crowd go wild and taking the game to overtime. To top the excitement, at 70:56 Julius Rantaeskola gave the crowd what they had come for with a beautiful game winning goal.

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.