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"Sisu" is the Finnish word for bravery in the face of adversity and Vuorelan Veikot and the Koovee Rollers showed the roller hockey world the meaning of the word at the MLRH World Championships in Mannheim Germany.
In a "win or go home" semi-final
elimination game, the Koovee Rollers
knocked off the three time MLRH
Champion Breakaway Bullies in
sudden death overtime to advance to
the final. Earlier, Veikot hung on
to preserve their semi-final win in
a 5-4 thriller over the Orebro
Eagles (Sweden) to gain their spot
in the finals.The Championship
series which was to go three games,
ended up being everything a "pro"
final should be.
The Veikot who dropped game one 6 - 3 to Koovee would then rally to come back to win game two 5 - 2 and the championship 6 - 3.
Lasse Lappalanien was the difference in game three, gaining the World Championship MVP award as he scored a natural hat trick in the decisive game.
The World Champions!
Vuorelan Veikote Are the
REBOUND TO WIN GAMES 2 & 3 OVER
KOOVEE ROLLERS TO WIN TITLE.
Mikko Koskinen, with the
Champioship trophy, reported to Veikopte fans in Finland on
It's a long haul from Sweden to southern Germany but the Orebro Eagles traveled in style.
GAME DAY PERFECT!
Rebekah Welch and William Watson.
are part of the IIHF crew and they did MLRH proud. William is "The Voice"
of the game and Rebekah is the stat queen.
NOSE ON THE GLASS
Three days of non-stop action...on and off the rink!
MLRH ALL WORLD TEAM
Markus Jokinen, Stephen Campbell,
Andreas Jensen, Lasse Lappaiainen
Ian Rezac, Tuukka Suoniemi,
Johan Lilja, Tomi Penttinon
Petri Karhu, Niklas Nordund
It's an All-Finn Final
In an all Finn final, Vuorelan Veikot prevails in game three, 6-3 after dropping opener...
MLRH ALL WORLD TOP FIVE TEAMS
Final rankings for 2013-14 season
Vuorelan Veikote (Finland)
Koovee Rollers (Finland)
Breakaway Bullies (USA)
Orebro Eagles (Sweden)
Mannheim Stars (Germany)
MLRH Pesident Bill Raue presents
MVP award to Lasse Lappalanien
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Results from Games of May 12
Mannheim Royals 10, Mannheim Stars 6
Mannheim Blue Devils 11, Rhein Neckar Tropics 6
Andreas Bruttel (Blue Devils)
Max Dorr (Tropics)
Christian Pister (Royals)
Tommy Wohlfahrt (Blue Devils
Lukas Sawicki (Royals)
GPG A PTS
1 3 3 6
1 4 1 5
1 4 1 5
1 3 2 5
1 1 4 5
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