Thursday, October 5, 2023

With these men, Lijonat will attack the big match of the evening – Finland’s goalkeeper will change


The Lions’ lineup is clear for Monday night’s match against Sweden.


The Lions WC tournament has started on a high note. The opening match was a loss against the United States, but on Saturday Finland opened their winning account with a 4-3 win over Germany.

On Monday evening, there’s a group stage treat ahead as Trey Kronor takes on Legion in a match starting at 20:20.

And this is the last proper test of the Lions in the first group, as the rest of the matches are against France, Hungary, Austria and Denmark.

Head coach Jukka Jalonen has made only one change to the lineup since the match against Germany: the return of Emile Larmee after a whistle shift between the Lions’ positions.

Antti Suomella, who was ruled out of Saturday’s match against Germany as a “precautionary measure,” was on the ice on Monday morning the day of the Lions’ game, but like Valtteri Marella, he replaced the outside of the lineup in a different color. Was wearing a shirt.

Sweden has started the tournament with two wins. They beat Germany 1–0 and Austria 5–0, meaning Sweden have yet to score a goal in these games.

Finland’s lineup for the match against Sweden

Goalkeeper: Emile Larmee (Jussi Olkinuora)

first ground

Teemu Hurtikainen–Sakari Manninen–Mikko Rantainen

Mikko Lehtonen-Ate Ohtama

second field

Joel Armia-Jere Sallinen-Capo Cacco

Olli Mata-Mika Koivisto

third sector

Harri Pessonen-Juho Lamikko-Kasperi Kapanen

Mikel Seppala-Ville Pocca

fourth sector

Ahti Oksanen-Hans Björninen-Marco Antilla

Niklas Freeman-Nicholas Matinpalo

Finland-Sweden starts at 20:20 on Monday.

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