In the first game on the final day of Champions Cup, the Finnish champions SB-Pro took the bronze medal after a tight game versus the Swiss Piranha Chur.
Both teams had lost the semifinals yesterday, although one team in more dramatic fashion than the other. With yesterday’s match still in their legs and mind, the players had to recharge for today’s bronze medal finals. It turned out to be a close battle between the Finns and the Swiss.
In the first period, it looked like the teams would enter the dressing rooms with a 1-1 tie but a goal by Nea Suominen at 19.43 gave the lead to SB-Pro. The lead was well deserved as SB-Pro created more chances. However, the tables turned in the second period when Piranha Chur went into a new gear with the 2-2 equalizer as a result. Tiltu Siltanen, SB-Pro’s goalkeeper, made sure the damage kept to just 1 goal while Heidi Lirkki was able to score the 3-2 lead.
In the final