Today we got a feel for 6vs6 action on Swedish soil as the very first live 6vs6 games were played at Birdie in Uppsala. We had four strong teams show up wit the same thing in mind - crushing the opposition and paving their way to the final. A total of 13 played games later, we've found out two deserving finalists, which are Vesa Pompa HC and AIK Hockey.
Vesa Pompa HC went into their Semifinal matchup against the prestigious Northern Ascendancy with a clear underdog status, which they proved wrong right off the bat by scoring two early goals in game 1 and taking the driver seat from that point forward. @Eken45jr and @Eki were impressive to say the least, combining for nice passing plays and contributing to their teams possession play. Northern Ascendancy for that matter didn't show up with the flow we're used to seeing from them as they struggled with maintaining offensive pressure and as a result putting the puck in the net.
Let's take a look at Vesa Pompa's road to the final:
Regular season record: 16-2-2
Round 1: vs Western Express 4-0
Quarterfinals: vs Northern Stars 4-0
Semifinals: vs Northern Ascendancy 4-1
Bucketeers and AIK dove head first into a defensive battle in the later matchup of today. The Buckets played an impressive (undefeated) regular season but that didn't mean much when AIK got their engines started. Six games were played with a total of 10 goals scored between the two teams. In the fourth game AIK and especially their import player @FlyerKungen exploded, resulting in a 4-0 win in game 7. The success AIK has came looking for is surely an arms length away, but to get to the final destination they'll have to beat Vesa Pompa tomorrow.
Let's take a look at AIK Hockey's road to the final:
Regular season record: 16-3-1
Round 1: vs Verket 4-0
Quarterfinals: vs Synergy Hockey 4-1
Semifinals: vs Bucketeers 4-3
Preliminary schedule for Saturday 1.6:
12:00-12:30 BRONZE - Game 1
12:30-13:00 BRONZE - Game 2
13:00-13:30 BRONZE - Game 3*
13:45-14:15 FINALS - Game 1
14:20-14:55 FINALS - Game 2
15:00-15:35 FINALS - Game 3
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16:45-17:15 FINALS - Game 4
17:15-17:45 FINALS - Game 5*
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18:00-18:30 FINALS - Game 6*
18:30-19:00 FINALS - Game 7*
The SCL Finals are presented by Comeon! and we're really happy in being able to bring these games up for betting on their site. Unfortunately the Finals won't be up for betting but we hope you were able to bank some cash on the semifinals and betting on the champion beforehand!
All games will be streamed on Twitch.