Juhani Tyrväinen, 30, and Luleå with the pride of Luleå HF are going in the trough like last season.
That’s when Luleå won the SHL regular season in show style.
From the championship, the traditional club could not play when the season was interrupted due to a coronavirus pandemic.
The same pace has continued this fall as the team has continued to “in its place” at the top of the series.
- The template is similar to last season.
We haven’t changed much in the game writing, and the team has remained largely the same.
The same gear spins as last spring.
The confident feeling is for hockey, Tyrväinen sums up for IS.
- But as everywhere else in the world, there are a lot of question marks.
In the everyday life of hockey players, the coronavirus has been even clearer in Sweden than in Finland, for example, as only 50 spectators have been admitted to the games due to strict audience restrictions.
From the beginning of November, 300 people can be admitted to the auditoriums.
- Pretty corners of the games they are.
While the field focuses on the game and gives its all, the absence of spectators only affects the overall mood.
Saturday’s home games don’t feel quite the same now as with the spectators.
Hockey games are events that live on a symbiosis of spectators and players.
About how the audience ignites the players and players in the trough of the audience.
- Just like this.
The situation is sad.
We laughed at the team when we played against Växjö in the heat and scored a 1-1 victory a minute before the end, which would have been the feeling with the spectators ...
Tyrväinen has not followed the Swedish media much and is not so knowledgeable about public debate and twisting about restrictions, but the matter has also been on display in the locker room.
- It has been said that in politics and bureaucracy it is challenging to have the same rules for everyone.
You can’t get into a potty game, but the Swedes talked about how a nightclub was opened in Stockholm, for example, and videos spread from there when the dance floor is full of people without masks.
On Thursday, the Swedish authorities announced restrictions that only allow 50 people at a time into nightclubs.
Tyrväinen and Växjön Jakob Forsbacka Karlsson in the beginning of October. Photo: Pär Bäckström / TT / Lehtikuva
Tyrväinen says that in Luleå, the coronavirus has hardly been seen in the street scene - although he mentions that he himself has not visited anything other than the ice rink and the grocery store.
At the time of the interview, Tyrväinen, who had just arrived in Gothenburg on a business trip, has of course seen the street scene elsewhere in Sweden as well.
- We travel a lot.
I would say at airports some 70 surface people wear a mask.
In machines, it is also mandatory, which is quite good.
The number could be even higher because using a mask is a pretty small act compared to how much it can help.
What about the financial side?
Tyrväinen, 30, who has been part of the lions' standard equipment for the past couple of seasons, says that in Luleå, seven per cent of wages were taken away in the summer.
Now that viewer restrictions are in place, four percent of players ’salaries have been pinched.
- In relation to them are quite human and small surgeries.
On the whole, I have a feeling that the clubs in the Swedish cash flow is a bit better off than what I have read Finnish clubs.
- For my part, I can be happy to be here when I don't have to bother so much on financial matters.
One can trust that things are still quite fair, even though the situation is sad.
Of course, if the viewer restrictions are stretching and stretching, then surely here too we will start to be in a more alarming state.