Is this the new boss of HIFK?

HIFK has not announced personnel changes in its company.

Sean Bergenheim would not comment on his possible association with HIFK. AOP / Tommy Nadri

On Tuesday, HIFK lost 3-4 to Lahti Pelicans in the quarterfinals of the SM League. This was a great disappointment to the Helsinki Committee and its supporters.

Oi HIFK-Hockey Board Chairman Jaco Escola also acknowledged the matter in a press release.

– Discontent is not only related to this season. We haven't done well in a long time. We must do better with these resources, Escola thought.

According to the chairman, the traditional club now needs an extension for HIFK to get back on track.

Staff changes in different roles are possible under the circumstances.

According to information obtained by Ildalehti, former NHL player Sean Bergenheim has discussed at some level joining HIFK's sports management.

Iltalethi reached Bergenheim.

– I will not comment on the matter, the person said.

HIFK's sporting director Tobias Salmelainen.

NHL background

The HIFK season is over. Jory Lehtera has been the team's best player this season. AOP / Tommy Nadri

Bergenheim, 40, worked for the NHLPA from 2021 through 2021, but quit that job earlier in the year.

He played a total of 506 regular season games in his career in the NHL. The clubs are the New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Florida Panthers and Minnesota Wild.

The former forward also played in Switzerland, the KHL and the SHL. In the league, Bergenheim played for Jokers and HIFK.

He was a candidate for the 2019 parliamentary elections.

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It remains to be seen whether the man will join HIFK's organization at some point or join the management team of another club.

HIFK's quarter final series also had good games and episodes. The team rallied from a 0–3 deficit to draw and even lead in the seventh game in the final round at Lahti, but eventually the team suffered a heavy defeat and the season ended.

Pekka Virta reflects on the actions of Pelicans coach Tommi Niemelä. Ronnie Lehti

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