FINLAND: Finnish hockey

Enjoy this really funny series of ads for the Lahti Pelicans, a hockey team in SM-Liiga, the Finnish pro league.

I’m now down a hockey Youtube hole – here’s a compilation of some great recent goals from the Finnish pro league.

Of course, you can’t have hockey without fights.

I’m well aware of Finland’s reputation as a top-tier hockey country – the NHL is full of great Finnish players, they do well internationally, and when they win, they celebrate. Check out this great video of celebrations after Finland won the IIHF World Championships in 2019.

Honestly, it looks like a fun time! I’m not going to judge – those in glass hockey arenas shouldn’t throw stones. We can be much worse tempered in Canada – last time people got together en mass for a game here, people were burning cars in downtown Vancouver.

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