A confusing sight – even Jukka Jalone was surprised when the Leijoni players arrived on the ice: “They invented everything”

The lions returned to the rink after the break.

Sakari Manninen chilled a cardboard mug on his head with ice. PASI LEISMA

On Monday, Leijonat returned to the rink after one day off. The team skated on the ice of the practice hall of the Nokia Arena in the afternoon.

However, something strange was happening. First center Sakari Manninen had a cardboard mug taped to his helmet.

Defender Mikael Seppälä instead rolled from the locker room to the bench. Rollers were tuned to the skates.

Head coach Jukka Jalonen smiled at the amazing performances of the players.

– They invented everything, Jalonen said in the hallway of the Nokia Arena.

Finland plays the last preliminary series match on Tuesday against Denmark.

Here are the chains

Mikael Seppälä rolled into practice in a relaxed manner. PASI LEISMA

The Lions practiced on the same pitches as they played against Austria on Saturday. There were no absentees.

The number one strength composition – Manninen, Hartikainen, Rantanen, Pesonen and Lehtonen – was also unchanged.

The lions’ players in Monday’s practice

1: Atte Ohtamaa, Mikko Lehtonen, Teemu Hartikainen, Sakari Manninen and Mikko Rantanen

2: Olli Määttä, Miika Koivisto, Kasperi Kapanen, Antti Suomela and Kaapo Kakko

3: Mikael Seppälä, Ville Pokka, Harri Pesonen, Juho Lammikko and Joel Armia

4: Niklas Friman, Nikolas Matinpalo, Marko Anttila, Hannes Björninen and Ahti Oksanen

In addition: Jere Sallinen and Waltteri Merelä

The five lions remained unchanged.

MM studio: The lions are under enormous pressure again.