Finnish Maple League kicks off

The maple league It begins its 2022 season with seven teams vying for the title Cubeo Steelers He won the last two seasons.

Contenders for the permanent title, the Helsinki Roosters He tops the list of competitors next Bourvon butchers, Seinäjoki crocodiles, Helsinki Wolverines, United Newland Crusaders And newcomers to maple leagueThe Eagle Eagles.

Kuopio Steelers – (2021: 9-1 – Finnish champions)

Coach: Becca Otrianin

Midfielder (Returning): Joey Bradley (University of New Haven, NCAA Division II),

Main menu additions: LB Cody Leonard (Quincy University, NCAA Division II), DB Iiro Pekkarinen, DB/WR Tino Ndongo

The main returning players: RB Le’Anthony Reasnover (Eureka, NCAA Div. III), DL Ikeem Allen, OL Elmeri Saastamoinen

Helsinki Roosters – (2021: 7-3 – End 2)

Coach: Juha Hakkala

Quarterback (new): Bryce Stancombe (University of Indianapolis, NCAA Div. II)

Main Menu Additions: DL Kaleb Wezdenko (Grand View University, NAIA), WR Aymeric Nicault (French National Team), OL Niilo Ojansivu, (Finnish National Team Player).

The main returning players: OT Samuli Vihkomaki, WR Johannes Jauhiain, DT Krister Berg

Bourvon Butchers – (2021: 5-4 – finished third)

Coach: Richard Bachand

Midfielder (Returning): Brandon Joyner (Morrisville, NCAA DIII)

Main menu additions: RB Dante Edwards (Leeds Beckett University, Benedictine College, NAIA), Dana Plant, Asovara OL Twins

The main returning players: Timi Nuikka, Jussi Mäkelä and Väinö Päkkönen

Seinäjoki Crocodiles – (2021 record: 4-5 – finished fourth)

Coach: Andy Bezer

Quarterback (new): Zachary Whitehead (King’s College, NCAA Div. III)

Main menu additions: Akseli Syrjänen DB Jyväskylä Jaguars, WR Anttoni Lampivuo, Aleksi Hirvonen RB Jyväskylä Jaguars

The main returning players: DL Philip Zacock, LP Johani Koivumaki, DB Heikki Toivola

Helsinki Wolverines – (2021 record: 3-5, 5th place)

Coach: Michael Mattingly

Quarterback (new/returned): Jabbari Harris

Main menu additions: Martin Amos, WRRG Long, DL Val Falastie

The main returning players: Curtis Slater, Eric Irvin, Jonathan Wassef

United Newland Crusaders – (Record 2021: 2-6, finished 6)

Coach: Thomas Heikkinen

Quarterback: Tea Knitter (Ohio University, Eastern Kentucky, NCAA Division I)

Main menu additions: WR Miles Corbinning, Miko Rajala, Matias Castagno

The main returning players: Nolan Corbinning, Cedric Johnson, Timo Rihmonen

Kotka Eagles – (Record 2021: DNP. Won first division promotion)

Coach: Charlie Ove

Quarterback: Chris Forsier (Furman University, NCAA Division I)

Main menu additions: WR Peter Anderson (Colorado Mesa College, NCAA Division II), DL Jamarcus Henderson (Newberry College, NCAA Div. II), OL Eemil Raudas, Joonas Santala, Marnol Raudver.

The main returning players: Nico Hanola, Roy Campi and Walter Postinen

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