Helsinki IFK will return from a 1970s-spirited three-field lineup to a full four fields when the team face Tappara at Nordis in the hockey league on Friday night.
The match will be IFK’s last home game for nearly a month, as tighter coronavirus restrictions prevent the audience from taking over the hall from next Monday.
After meeting Tappara, IFK will play six matches in a row on the away field until Vaasan Sport will meet at home on 16 December.
IFK had to play with three pitches against Jukurei due to the flu wave, but the condensed team felt very well worked. IFK won the match 11-1 and young central striker Anton Lundell loaded the six-point night 2 + 4.
At the time of the Finnish Hockey Championship Series in the early 1970s, it was played on three chains and mostly two pairs of defenders. Today, three chains are normally played only when the group is summed up in a losing position.
Captain Jere Sallinen joins the Tappara game. Lundell gets a No. 1 Swedish striker next to him Sebastian Dykin, with which there is enough common game history.
There will be three new faces in defense when Tobias Winberg, Joonas Lyytinen and Ville Varakas return to the assembly.
An effective season played Emil Bemström is still on the sidelines, as is the central striker Alex Broadhurst.
A sense of humor Miro Karjalainen suffers from the game ban and Rony Ahonen recovers from flies Otto Karvinen on the back of a tackle that waved Ahonen’s head toward the trough.
First guard Frans Tuohimaa takes its place between the pipes. He was second against the Jukurs when Niilo Halonen played, but now the parts are changing.
HIFK and Tappara will meet in the ice rink at 6.30 pm. TeliaTV and CMore show the match live.