Posted by jukkahoo
Yes, the rather valiant effort by Team Finland was, alas, not enough before the might and SKILL of the players from East.
But was it not a match? Lucky goals, brave attacking, furious defence and some very energetic attempts by our Men in Whites. It was our continuation period, but as the time soon/slowly was up, it was penalty shootout-time and what little hope there was, was soon done with, over, lost, finished.
I could've wished for more with this team, but not more of this fighting spirit. This was a TEAM in the end, not just a bunch of 2nd-tier NHL-players and Swiss League veterans. It was a noble effort and I thank you, my dear brave warriors for it. Thank you.
We had a nice bunch of delightful Scottish bottles for various players and as I write this, we have drinked Jere, Päällikkö, Scapanen and even a wee bit of IFK (Ileach) whisky.
Next year it's Latvija and Riga. Looking forward for that one. Good Night and may Team Sweden win the Ice Hockey World Championships in 2005!