On December 1, legends of both Jokerit Helsinki and SKA competed in a friendly match at Kaisaniemi Park in the Finnish capital.
Veterans such as Jari Kurri, Esa Tikkanen, Juha Lind, Niko Kapanen and Ari Sulander competed for Jokerit. Maxim Sokolov, Maxim Sushinsky, Marat Davydov, Valery Pokrovsky and Konstantin Gorovikov dressed up for the SKA Legends team. Vice-president Roman Rotenberg, deputy chairman of the board of directors Alexander Medvedev and general director Andrei Tochitsky represented SKA's board.
It was a dramatic encounter, but SKA Legends eventually won 4:3 thanks to a late goal in the third period1
Tomorrow, Jokerit and SKA will do battle in the KHL Ice Challenge in Helsinki.
Jokerit Legends - SKA Legends - 3:4 (1:0, 0:2, 2:2)
1:0 Hauhtonen (Kohonen, Pirnes), 19.12
1:1 Luchinkin (Yudin), 23.30
1:2 Rotenberg (Merkulov), 31.55
1:3 Sushinsky (Merkulov, Kuznetsov), 42.25
2:3 Vaananen (Hauhtonen), 45.55
3:3 Lind (Varis, Janecky), 53.35
3:4 Rotenberg (Merkulov, Safronov), 56.55
Goalkeepers: Sulander - Sokolov, Bunin
Shots on target: 35 - 39
01.12.2017. Kaisaniemi Park, Helsinki.