It is usually talked about flying Finns. During Saturday's summit in SHDL, it was instead a quick Finnish who shone. Sanni Hakala was behind two of the goals when HV71 beat Brynäs 5-1 in the previous series final.
The jerk came in the middle period when the team's college recruitment Julia Tylke put 2-1 on penalty. The American stood for a nice draw to the left, and lined the puck with a backhand behind Agnes Åker in the HV goal.
But it was Sanni Hakala who cracked the match zero with a decent return in the first period. Before that, Brynäs had a great position to take the lead, but Michela Cava's shot went off the bar.
And in the third period also came the second hit of the evening for Hakala, her tenth goal in eleven rounds led 3-1 to HV71. Before the match was over, the home team also had to expand to both 4-1 and 5-1 against an increasingly finished Brynäs.