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by: JamieD On  Tuesday, May 17, 2011

If you thought Canadians loved their hockey, you haven’t seen anything yet!

Finland won just their second IIHF Men’s World Championship by defeating Sweden 6-1 in the Gold Medal game on Sunday at Orange Arena in Bratislava, Slovakia.  The win sent the entire country into a frenzy, as tens of thousands of fans waved flags and celebrated in the streets of Helsinki on Monday.  And with all the jubilation that spread throughout the country of 5 million following the victory, perhaps no one did more celebrating than Finnish assistant coach Pasi Nurminen.

(Perhaps someone should remind him and the rest of Finland that this isn’t the Olympics.)

Pasi had to be assisted down the airplane stairs after the team arrived at the Helsinki airport at 4:46 pm on Monday.  And upon reaching the bottom of the airstairs, his balance once again failed him as he fell face-first into the championship trophy.

Something tells me that someone had to remind Pasi the next morning that Finland had won the championship.  Here is a look at his nasty (yet hilarious) face-plant.




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