Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Finnish Ice Hockey

On Thursday, Finland beat the USA (5-4 in overtime) in ice hockey, then lost 2-4 to Canada on Sunday. Senate Square was filled with 15,000 people to watch the game on the large screen TVs that had been placed there for the Helsinki Street Party for Eurovision the night before.

The Helsinki Sanomat reports: "For some drunken spectators, Finland's defeat was a bit too much to swallow. Some of the young men started taking out their frustration on the few Canadian fans in the area by pushing them around and by throwing bottles at them."

It must be hard finding ice left for ice hockey in Finland these days with an exceptionally warm 2006, as reported by FMI.

(Image from the Helsinki Sanomat web page)


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