However, the opposite happened. After waiting more than four hours, the tournament was canceled.
The six-match tournament was supposed to start at 4:30 p.m.
The freezing system pipe was welded and the start of the match was postponed quarter by quarter. In the end, at 6.30pm, two hours late, the match was settled as a mere winning goal. It was won by Kärpät 4–3.
The rankings were shot by all 11 field players from both teams, and eventually had to go on for further rounds.
The schedule was tightened by the transfer of Ilves – TPS to the Nordenskiöldinkatu training hall.
It started at 6pm and Ilves won 3–2.
After that, the games were back on hold, and a small audience was held in obscurity for another hour. On his Twitter account, HIFK announced that HIFK-Tappara, intended for the third match, will not be played and only the semi-finals and the final will be played.
Based on the point average and three-point wins in the draws, TPS dropped out of the playoffs, where 1) Kärpät, 2) Ilves, 3) Tappara and 4) HIFK were continuing. The flies had only secured their semi-finals in previous tournaments.
At 19.37, the announcer announced that the tournament would not be resumed because the ice was not in safe condition.
The decision was made by the players and the referees together.
Also on Wednesday in Lappeenranta, the SaiPa – HPK practice match was suspended after the opening round because the ice was not in playable condition.