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AIK new EC Champion for Men – 07.01.2007

The Swedish teams AIK and Warberg met in the Men´s EC Final. These teams are familiar to one another from the Swedish Elitserien and the last match was a draw.

Warberg took an early lead, the goal scored by Magnus Danielsson, but in the end of the period AIK had several chances to equalize without succeeding.

Already 13 seconds into the 2nd period Mats Carlsson equalized for AIK and in a power play AIK took the lead, 2-1, the goal scored by Niklas Jihde. During this period AIK controlled the match.
10 minutes into the 2nd period Mikael Holmer scores 2-2 starting a good period for Warberg.
After 18:56 Joakim Andersson scored for Warberg who the was in the lead 3-2 after 2 periods.

During the nine first minutes of the 3rd period AIK scored three times (Peter Fischerström, Patrik Edgren and Mats Carlsson) and it looked, with a 5-3 lead, like AIK had closed the match. After 10:06 Magnus Danielsson scored for Warberg during a power play and it was match again. Warberg had a few chances to equalize but after 17:11 Niklas Jihde increased the AIK lead to 6-4.
Warberg took a time-out at 17:45 to make a last effort and nearly managed. Tony Eriksson scored 6-5 after 19:06 and in the last seconds Magnus Svensson had a shot hitting the net but outside the post.
In the end the day belonged to AIK who won their first European Cup title having defeated Warberg with 6-5.

Best players: Mats Carlsson, AIK & Joakim Andersson, Warberg IC

Men´s All Star team:

Goalkeeper: Peter Sjögren, Warberg IC
Defender: Peter Fischerström, AIK
Defender: Mathias Larsson, Warberg IC
Center: Esa Jussila, UHC Alligator Malans
Forward: Mikael Karlsson, AIK
Forward: Markus Bollström, Espoon Oilers