National League

The 48-year-old Finn has signed a two-year contract with the Bears. He last coached Tappara Tampere in the Liiga.

With Jussi Tapola, SC Bern has hired a coach with a "strong and demanding personality, who knows how to get the best out of the players" explains SCB's team manager Andrew Ebbett. With Tappara, Tapola won four championships (2016, 2017, 2022, 2023) and the last edition of the Champions Hockey League.

For his part, Jussi Tapola feels privileged to work for "one of the most important organizations in Europe". In Bern's press release, the 48-year-old explains that already in the first talks with the club he sensed that they have the same vision with regard to the sporting future of SC Bern.

Following meetings with the two assistant coaches Christer Olsson and Mikael Håkanson, as well as with goalie coach Jeff Hill, Tapola stated that he would like to work with them as they have great passion and competences.

( 06 June 2023 | lle )