IFK played two matches at the start of the league season and finally got to their home hall.
Helsinki IFK was played by his head coach Ville Peltonen under the leadership of this league’s first home game of the fall, and better could have gone.
Reigning champion Rauman Lukko went to get a 3–2 victory in overtime and ruined at least Peltonen’s evening.
Kristian Pospisil cannon with superiority to the back corner when the overtime took only 50 seconds. IFK’s stack kit Miro Karjalainen then sat on the ice.
The ice rink was sold out, 4,100 spectators, while restrictions allowed only half of the capacity. The crowd also went silent when Pospisil let his shots sing.
Peltonen’s return to Nordis could have been a bit sunnier.
The team at the presentation he noticed that Peltonen was in the house. The applause was bigger than for any player. Fans clearly remember Peltonen, but equally they expect success.
Peltonen was one of the architects on IFK’s 2011 championship team. Those finals against the Blues will be 11 years old next spring. The time is far too long for the supporters of the big club to expect a new victory, and Peltonen has been hired to make up for this shortfall.
Lock showed in the opening goal of the match how the game is turned masterfully fast. Roni Hirvonen lost the puck in the deep attack area and Julius Mattila and Kristian Pospisil got out.
Counter-attacking seemed to be the preferred strategy of IFK. Mattila’s feed was part of a series of insights.
Captain of the IFK Teemu Tallberg just below the match, signed a follow-up contract until 2024. As a thank you, he leveled the game with a superiority in 16.35. Pavol Skalickýn the cooler had time to age for a full six seconds.
Tallberg scored another goal for Lukon Anrei Hakulinen acknowledged the passage.
Alex Broadhurst gave such a shoe feed Rony Ahosen feet in offensive blue that Hakulinen managed to rob the puck.
IFK played ambitiously. The team tried to open the game quickly, creating situations quickly, but the pace was sometimes awkward to separate from the cue.
“Yes, it saw that Lukko wanted to come here to play,” Tallberg said in a Cmore field interview.
“It was a special evening when many players wore a red shirt for the first time,” Tallberg said, referring to IFK’s newcomers this season, who number a total of twelve. Some did not fit into this game.
IFK started its season in Jyväskylä and continued a day later in Lahti. There is now one win and two meager losses out of three matches.
It felt almost strange, when there was more than shouts from the players in the hall as an audience of more than 4,000 people kept their lives alive.
The league puck autumn officially got under way when IFK also introduced itself to its home audience.
The result was incomplete, but is there no old saying that this can only be improved.