Jyväskylä wins top ice hockey class
The Swedish dominance in the Champions Hockey League has been broken. Jyväskylä beats Växjö Lakers in a thriller.
In a final thriller, the Finns of JYP Jyväskylä won the European ice hockey crown for the first time in the club’s history.
Jyväskylä from the Finnish Ice Hockey League (Liiga) defeated Växjö Lakers from Sweden 2-0 in the CHL final.
The Finnish match winner was Joonas Nättinen, who scored the lead goal in the second period. Kolehmainen then closed the final minute with an Empty-Net goal.
To put an end to Swedish dominance in the Champions Hockey League. The first three CHL winners were all from Sweden. The Frölunda Indians were successful in the past two seasons, before which Lulea Hockey won the European ice hockey crown.