The second Super Cup in Finland was played on Saturday 11th of September in Mikkeli. PSS were victorious in the women’s final while SPV took home the title on the men’s side. On that day, the new name for the event was also announced and from now on, the teams are playing for the Eerikkilä Super Cup title.
FBC Loisto got a great start for the match as Tessa-Veera Pietilä and Siiri Oksanen took them into a 2-0 lead right in the beginning. The reigning champions PSS did not give up and started the game in the second period. It was their first line that was responsible for all PSS’ goals in the Super Cup final. The Swiss U19 national team defender Celine Stettler scored first on powerplay, then Fanny Holmberg evened the match. Ella Sundström scored the 3-2 goal for PSS on powerplay and it was Sundström who also scored the final goal for her team. This was an empty net goal as Loisto were trying to get even without a goalkeeper on penalty kill. Final score 4-2 for PSS.
The reigning champions Classic took a 3-0 lead after the first period with the goals scored by Janne Lamminen, Mikko Leikkanen and the Men’s U19 All Star Forward Alpo Laitila. SPV’s Jari Hankkio scored twice in the second period but the F-liiga top scorer Sami Johansson scored one more goal to Classic in the last period. Classic were in 4-2 lead but this was not enough against SPV. Jari Hankkio finished a hat-trick and Miika Latvala scored the equaliser. SPV got to play on powerplay eight minutes before the end and Hankkio scored his fourth goal in the match. Final score 5-4 for SPV and the Finnish Cup winners could celebrate the Super Cup title.
Cooperation between Eerikkilä and F-liiga
The new F-liiga season will from now on begin with the Eerikkilä Super Cup. The cooperation with F-liiga means that Eerikkilä will strengthen its position within Finnish floorball. Eerikkilä has become a well known home base for Finnish floorball where national teams and other floorball enthusiasts can practice in top conditions. This autumn the floorball hall in Eerikkilä also got a new look when it was decorated with the photos of Finnish floorball players and memories from the most remarkable moments in the Finnish floorball history.
Now Eerikkilä will start a cooperation with F-liiga. In the Eerikkilä Super Cup, the teams are playing for the first titles of the season when reigning F-liiga champions and Finnish Cup winners meet. The Eerikkilä Super Cup branding reform will cover Super Cup events until 2024.
Source and more information: Finnish Floorball Federation & F-liiga