PSS from Porvoo are Finnish champions for the first time ever as they beat SB-Pro after a penalty shootout competition in the decisive game seven of the finals. Ella Sundström’s goal decided the title in the sixth pair of the shootout. PSS also secured a ticket to the Champions Cup 2022.
After SB-Pro’s opening goal in the second minute of the game, PSS tied it up in the beginning of the third but neither the remaining game time or overtime saw any more goals. In the overtime, SB-Pro’s Karoliina Kujala missed an opportunity from close range and PSS’ Celine Stettler’s shot hit the crossbar.
In the fifth pair of the penalty shootout, Ina Leminen took SB-Pro to the lead but PSS’ final regular shooter Alisa Kettunen never flinched, putting her ball past goalie Juulia Kataja. In the sixth pair, it was Ina Leminen again but this time she was not able to beat Arla Salo in goal. PSS’ sixth shooter Ella Sundstöm lifted a backhand shot in the top corner, starting a wild yellow celebration.
PSS could celebrate their first Finnish floorball championship. They beat SB-Pro 2-1 in the seventh final with penalty shots and won the match series 4-3. Ella Sundström scored the decisive sixth penalty shot.
— A pretty incredible feeling. I have never really scored goals from penalty shots at training, but now I succeeded, Ella Sundström revealed in Ruutu.fi’s interview.
— Of course, there has been a lot of small field games during practice, and at the end of them penalty shootout competitions, where the mood has been quite emotional. We grew a lot during the series, and the result is this.
— Two great teams were facing each other and there were even twists and turns, said SB-Pro’s head coach Aki Vilander.
— Now this series has been played and I want to congratulate PSS. The coaches Jukka Kouvalainen and Tiia Ukkonen and others have done a great job there, all the credit to them. Nothing to be taken away from us either, we fought brilliantly and everyone gave their everything. We aimed for three championships this season (Super Cup, Finnish Cup and F-league championship) but we got only one gold and two silver medals, so the season was disappointing.
Prior to this season, SB-Pro had three Finnish championship golds (2014, 2018 and 2019), five silvers and two bronze medals. PSS had two silvers and two bronze medals. SB-Pro have played in the league since 2004 and PSS since 2005. Due to the Covid-19 there were no champions awarded last season.
First medal for SSRA
SSRA from Oulu grabbed their first women’s medal in floorball when they beat Classic goals 8-4 in the bronze match played on the 17th of April.
Source: F-liiga women