The under 12 teams for all clubs this indoor season are a new venture in the hopes of growing the sport in Finland. At the moment three clubs have teams. The Warriors technically has two teams but fields one because of match availability, Urjala and HuveHockey both have one team each. We are hoping that more clubs will develop their junior program in order to grow the sport.
Unfortunately only three tournaments have been arranged for the under 12’s this season but we are hoping that the Finnish Hockey Federation will change this, so that the players can remain motivated to play. Kids love competing and if they do not compete, they lose interest, as past experiences have shown.
In their first tournament of the indoor season, the combined team traveled to Urjala to compete. The boys and the parents were extremely excited to finally be playing matches especially after the disappointment of the outdoor season, when they only played one tournament. In the run-up to the tournament, hockey was all these players had on the brain, and what a fantastic experience it proved to be. We would like to thank Olli Vesakoski (Urjala) for making all the arrangements in this regard. We would also like to extend a massive thank you to all the parents who offered rides to and from Urjala and all of those who attended in an effort to support the players. Your commitment to this has been astounding and we are truly thankful. We look forward to a prolonged relationship with you so that we can develop the players and the sport.
The team played three matches of which two results were officially recorded. In their first match the Helsinki Warriors beat Urjala by 7-0 in the span of 20 minutes. In their second encounter they beat HuVeHockey by 3 goals to 0. In their third encounter they convincingly beat a combined Urjala and Huve team by 8-1. The team squandered several opportunities in their second encounter by narrowly missing the goals. We are naturally working on becoming better. If you would like to join our under 12 team, you are welcome to join us for training in our school gym on Mondays from 15h00 till 16h30, at the International School of Vantaa. Boys and girls are most welcome. Let’s start a hockey revolution!
The next tournament is scheduled for Sunday 9 February 2020 at Jukola Sports Hall in Jukola. Times of these matches will be confirmed later.
Some Awesome Match Footage
Warriors Men’s Team Bring Home SM Silver
After an absolute marathon of a final, the men’s team finished the indoor season with a historic silver medal in the Finnish Championship. Facing the biggest match of our lives with only a single substitution, we were undeterred by HT-85’s colossal thirteen-strong team. We scored the opening goal halfway through the first quarter, with HT-85…
Warriors Men’s Team Finish Top of the Table
The Warriors men’s team, traditionally very much the underdogs as far as indoor hockey is concerned, has made an incredible comeback this season. For the first time in the club’s history they have finished at the top of the table. With this spectacular result they secured their place in the gold medal match of the…
Warriors Junior Ranks Expanding
Since 2021, the Warriors Junior ranks have been expanding slowly but surely to the point where we were able to field three teams for the outdoor season. In addition to that, we were also able to assist Seinäjoki United in fielding a 4/5 + 1 playing side. This outdoor season we fielded two under-14 teams…