Hemeinlinna Ball Club grabbed an important three points from Jyväskylä on Thursday when JYP lost 4-3 in the Ice Hockey League.
With their win, HPK moved up the standings and are now five points away from the playoffs. Denik Martel scored two goals to captain the away team. The Canadian dominated the game at 58:45.
Five matches had already passed since HPK's previous best win, so the ketchup bottle exploded in a tasty spot.
– There was a great atmosphere on the ground as two evenly matched teams clashed. Overwhelming success is mind-blowing. Ronny Ahonen commented after scoring his second goal of the season.
After Jukka Raudakorvi's firing, J.Y.P. Under new head coach Mikko Heiskanen, they have lost three times and won 13 times.
– We had a full house, for which the audience is very grateful. Sorry, though, we hesitated to play the game for long. It shouldn't be like that with an audience like that. “Of course we had some good moments, but the main house cannot afford defeats,” Heiskanen said.
– Of course there is pain, but when the swearing and throwing of clubs starts, the whole package of the game falls apart. Then the cassette won't last. We are in very deep water, but we must face our fears.