The Finnish Cup winners are decided on Saturday 20th February in Riihimäki. The finals can be followed live on IFF YouTube channel. The fans in Finland can watch the games live on Veikkaus-TV (YouTube stream not available in Finland).
The reigning Finnish Cup champion SB-Pro and FBC Loisto play in the Women’s Cup final. In the F-liiga, SB-Pro won the regular season and FBC Loisto got the fourth place. SB-Pro have an experienced group of players, including many with national team experience. For example, Elina and Karoliina Kujala have represented Finland in five Women’s World Floorball Championships and once in the U19 World Championships. Also the 20-year old Meri-Helmi Höynälä played her first Women’s World Floorball Championships in 2019. According to the statistics, the team has the best goalkeeper in the league, Juulia Kataja. SB-Pro have also played in the IFF Champions Cup four times.
While the SB-Pro represents experience, FBC Loisto are playing their first season in F-liiga series A. Loisto players are young and hungry for the title, and this could bring them their first Finnish Cup title. The top scorer of the team is Ulla Valtola, who is placed 8th in the overall F-liiga statistics. Also Laura Pakarinen and Tuulia Lahti are high in the statistics and are definitely players to follow on Saturday.
Nokian KrP are going after their first Cup title and SPV are chasing their second title. Interestingly the teams just met in the F-liiga match on Wednesday when SPV took home a 8-6 win. Both teams have many players who to follow on Saturday. Joona Rantala and Henri Johansson from Nokian KrP are high in the statistics, Rantala currently being second and Johansson fourth. Johansson made history in January when he broke the record of 600 regular season goals. Also the Latvian national team player Morics Krumins has spent a couple of seasons in Nokian KrP and will be playing in the Cup final on Saturday.
Joni-Arttu Sieppi is the top scorer of SPV with 42 points (29+13). A worth mentioning is also Sami Koski, who is one of the most experienced players in the team. He has played in the Men’s World Floorball Championships in 2012 and four times in the Champions Cup. Also the 20-year old Konsta Haukkala plays for SPV. Haukkala represented Finland in his first U19 World Championships in 2019 winning bronze.
Women’s final: 13:00 (local time) FBC Loisto – SB-Pro
Men’s final: 16:00 (local time) Nokian KrP – SPV