Tag Archives: Niemimaa

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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Celebrations on hold

TUTO managed to grab a second win in the series when the teams clashed against each other in a midweek game. TUTO was stronger winning the game 4-0 in front of a large home crowd. The next and 6th encounter is on Friday in Vantaa. Hopefully Trio Areena will be packed to cheer the Salmons to victory.
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El Marathonico

Kiekko-Vantaa clashed against TUTO in the second game of the series. The game lasted for 157 minutes and 54 seconds making it the longest hockey game in the Finnish history. This unprepared photographer did not anticipate such a marathon of a hockey game and was forced to call it a night after 6 periods of play when the camera batteries died. The game ended to 4-3 for Kiekko-Vantaa who now leads the series 2-0. This time there is no commentary on the pictures because the next game is about to start in few hours in Turku and it is a couple hours drive to get there. More pictures from the 3rd game on Sunday, so stay tuned. Meanwhile here are some random shots from the historic event.
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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, 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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