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Kiekko-Vantaa – KeuPa HT

Kiekko-Vantaa home opener for the Mestis season 2017-2018 was a tight clash against KeuPa HT. The guests stole the win only 3 seconds before the end buzzer in powerplay with a goal by Joni Piipponen. The game ended 4-5 for KeuPa HT.

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Playoffs are back in town

Blue skies, spring in the air and playoff finals, what more is there? It was a great day for hockey. 2004 spectators were gathered at Trio Areena for the game 2 in the Mestis finals of 2016-2017. It was a full house and the fans had to queue to get in. SapKo was stronger winning the game overwhelmingly 6-1. The scoreline indicated a one sided game, something that it was not. SapKo was simply more effective in front of the goal capitalizing from every opportunity that was given to them while Kiekko-Vantaa struggled when it mattered the most. Kiekko-Vantaa’s only goal was scored by Niklas Andersson. The series continues today with game 3 in Savonlinna.

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Finally, the finals!

A 14-year wait has come to an end and Kiekko-Vantaa is finally in the finals.
Kiekko-Vantaa won yet another thrilling encounter against TUTO when Frank Gymer was able to score an OT goal in the 2nd overtime period. The game was even and both teams had plenty of opportunities to take the victory. Kiekko-Vantaa won the series against TUTO 4-2 and will advance to the finals. In the finals they will clash against the unbeaten SaPko from Savonlinna. The first encounter will take place on Wednesday 12.4 in Savonlinna.

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Kiekko-Vantaa fail at closing the deal

Kiekko-Vantaa was unable to close the deal and continue to the finals in front of 1240 spectators. TUTO was just stronger winning the game 3-1. The referees surely decided to get involved in the game and both teams were served 4 penalties. 3 of the 4 goals were scored on powerplay. Kiekko-Vantaa leads the series 3-1. The series will continue on Wednesday in Turku.

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HM King Mäkinen

There is a new royalty in Vantaa. All hail His Majesty The King Mäkinen

Kiekko-Vantaa travelled to Turku after the El Marathonico. The game in Turku started at 3 pm, only half a day after the previous encounter in Vantaa ended. No doubt the players felt this in their legs but this could not be seen on the ice. TUTO started stronger taking the lead in the second period by an overtime goal by Joonas Toivanen. A couple of minutes later Atte Mäkinen decided to shock the home crowd by equalizing the game after assists from Andersson and Harjama. This dynamic trio capitalized the second time half way thru the game when Atte Mäkinen scored the game winning goal assisted again by Andersson and Harjama.

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