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02-01-2012, 01:51 PM
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SM-Liiga Winter Classic 2012

HIFK-Jokerit Winter Classic 2012 on Saturday 4th February



Highlights from last year


Weather forecast : -15 Celsius, light snowing.
updated.

Notable players


Mikael Granlund - One of the top prospects in the world. Minnesota Wild 1st round pick 2010. No.1 in scoring for HIFK, 3rd in the League. 36 19+24=43
Ville Peltonen - Former Panther and a Predator, almost 400 games in NHL. Captain of the team. 12 medals with Finland on international level.
Markus Granlund - Calgary Flames 2nd round pick. Will most likely be strong candidate to Rookie of the Season-award

Starting goalie most likely Dennis Endras - Represented Team Germany many times on international level. Minnesota Wild owns his rights at the moment. Played 6 games with Houston Aeros this season.

Full team roster

[IMG]http://content.****************/logos/96/2881/full/w11ow8i87vsetgdl321fyemfz.gif[/IMG]

Teemu Pulkkinen - Leading scorer on Jokerit with 14+17=31 in 41 games, 14th in the League. Detroit Red Wings 4th round pick 2010.

Ossi Väänänen - Former Coyote, played almost 500 games in NHL. Captain of the team.

Jarkko Ruutu - Former Canuck with over 600 games in NHL. Leads League in penalty-minutes 137min in 44 games. Is an ex-HIFK player from junior-time to adult-level, had 53 min of those 137 penaltyminutes on four games between these two teams.

Teuvo Teräväinen- 2012 draft prospect. Most likely 1-2 round pick.

Most likely starting goalie Eero Kilpeläinen

Full team roster.


This years jerseys:

I believe there was a stream last year, hopefully this year too


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Lol'd hard at -14 shivering

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02-01-2012, 02:00 PM
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Lol'd hard at -14 shivering
-14 may not seem that cold at first, but if you sit or stand still wathcing a game for 3 hours it might get a bit cold. Also there's a wind coming from the sea so that adds to the cold factor.

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Lol'd hard at -14 shivering
Thankfully this is played in Helsinki in the southern Finland. Weather forecast for Northern Finland is expecting up to -40 celsius temperatures in the next days

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U joking?
-14 is nice to play in, almost perfect hockey weather.
It starts to become cold below -20.
But it's possible to play for hours in -35.

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U joking?
-14 is nice to play in, almost perfect hockey weather.
It starts to become cold below -20.
But it's possible to play for hours in -35.
Who is joking? I was mostly refering to crowd who are going to sit 3 hours in that weather. Dont think < -14C weather is perfect hockey weather... Heavy exercise in -20C is not recommended for average person. It's also the usual limit to cancel Skiing competitions in World Cup.

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Gorgeous jerseys. I missed it last year. Won't miss it this year.

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Will it be on TV? I want to see Granlund again!

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-14 isn't cold?!

That's bloody freezing.

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the intro was so epic also it seems even better that both of the teams play in Helsinki

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U joking?
-14 is nice to play in, almost perfect hockey weather.
It starts to become cold below -20.
But it's possible to play for hours in -35.
That's crazy talk.

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U joking?
-14 is nice to play in, almost perfect hockey weather.
It starts to become cold below -20.
But it's possible to play for hours in -35.
When i did my militairy service we were flown up to Kiruna some time during the "polar night". Two weeks of almost complete ****ing darkness in -30°C. And despite all of the exerces being fairly high intensity i promise you, it was cold as ****!

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-14 isn't cold?!

That's bloody freezing.
Maybe for British....


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lol @ those clown jerseys. Always see them in nhl 12.

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Don't forget Helsinki is a coastal city which might bring the weather over -20¨c.. Add the winds when playing in the old Olympic Stadium so they'd better have some hot water and rum ready..

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Holy hell it's Ville Peltonen.


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Taking a sauna at 170 degrees Fahrenheit then running outside into a bitter -25 degrees Fahrenheit. Sounds great on the heart.

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02-02-2012, 06:31 AM
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Forecasts for the game day are between -17 and -20 at the moment.

I can say that the weather is not so awful for a player since you are moving. I have had soccer practises in outdoor fields throughout the whole winter (with the exception of practises this wednesday and friday because -17 is apparently too cold for soccer outside. Thank God!)

The temperature is going to be horrible for the spectators since sitting 3 hours still in a concrete stadium that works like a frozen air-conditioner is not nice.

Waiting for a late train standing still for half an hour in that weather is cold enough for me. Running late to work and inhaling ice-cold air while running was not fun.

Thankfully I declined the offer my dad made that we should go watch the event, since I didn't want to risk freezing my balls.

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I was there last year. It was from +1 to -2 celsius a year ago and I swear i thought i was going to die because of the cold. I'm happy I went last year.. in -14 it's going to be ****ing crazy to sit there. Add to it that it's windy in Helsinki (coastal town) It'll most likely feel like -30 C

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Some pictures of last years event

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U joking?
-14 is nice to play in, almost perfect hockey weather.
It starts to become cold below -20.
But it's possible to play for hours in -35.
Of course it's possible but no one with a sane mind would go out there to play hockey in -35. I agree that -14 is an ideal weather for outdoor hockey though.

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Taking a sauna at 170 degrees Fahrenheit then running outside into a bitter -25 degrees Fahrenheit. Sounds great on the heart.
I've done that once and didn't get a heart attack. I had only socks on.
It's even better (or maybe worse) when you roll in the snow.

It's about -30°C here in Middle Finland right now, **** it's cold. But in the summer it can get up to +35°C, pretty crazy difference right there.

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Holy hell it's Ville Peltonen.

I miss Eddie Belfour, what a character.

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I've done that once and didn't get a heart attack. I had only socks on.
It's even better (or maybe worse) when you roll in the snow.

It's about -30°C here in Middle Finland right now, **** it's cold. But in the summer it can get up to +35°C, pretty crazy difference right there.
Perhaps once a century. But that's nothing compared to where I'm from

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Perhaps once a century. But that's nothing compared to where I'm from
An Aussie hockey fan!? Good for you!
Anyway, we've actually had a lot of over 30c summers in recent years.

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