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Finland extends with Mustonen

Finland extends with Mustonen

Women’s and U18 women’s team coaches stay

Published 30.04.2015 03:58 GMT-7 | Author Martin Merk
Finland extends with Mustonen
Pasi Mustonen with Finnish player Susanna Tapani during the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Malmo. Photo: Andre Ringuette / HHOF-IIHF Images
Pasi Mustonen, who recently led Finland to bronze at the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey Women’s World Championship, will remain the coach of the women’s national team.

“In the upcoming season all eyes are at the next Olympic Games. We have to do things now that we will be able to play for medals in three years,” Mustonen said and also mentioned that the demand on the players will be high. “In the future we need a team specifically for athletes, which requires a lot of investments of the players.”

Also Jari Risku, the head coach of the U18 women’s national team, extended his contract and will continue to work at the Kuortane Sports Institute where most of his players are based.

Head Coaches of the Finnish national teams 2015/2016:
Men: Kari Jalonen
Men U20: Jukka Jalonen
Men U18: Jussi Ahokas
Men U17: Juuso Nieminen
Men U16: Tommi Niemela
Women: Pasi Mustonen
Women U18: Jari Risku


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