Last year in the Champions Hockey League semi-finals: Karpat Oulu’s Adam Masuhr and Frolunda Gothenburg’s Anton Blidh battle in front of Karpat goalie Tomi Karhunen. Photo: Karpat Oulu / Champions Hockey League via Getty Images
OULU, Finland – Even though Oulu’s arena was closed for hockey on Monday, it was still a beehive of action throughout the day, as last preparations for the CHL final were made. The janitors were busy setting up the advertising, and adding a new coat of ice over them, the boards got a new look, as...
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Jesse Puljujarvi – here in a CHL game against Krefeld’s Kyle Sonnenburg – is among the newest prospects from Karpat Oulu reaching international stardom. Photo: Krefeld Pinguine / Champions Hockey League via Getty Images
OULU, Finland – Sometimes the things we decide to call ourselves more than defines us. Even when we don’t choose the name because it reflects exactly what we are right now, or...