Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Finnish defenseman sets Liiga record with 44-second hat trick

Lahti Pelicans defenseman Juha Leimu made history on Tuesday 15.12 by recording the fastest hat trick in Finnish Liiga history. Juha Leimu recorded a natural hat trick just in 44 seconds!

Pelicans was helped by the fact they were on a 5-on-3 advantage the entire time. They actually scored four times in the final 1:50 of the second period thanks to a pair of game misconduct penalties giving them all that power play time.

Leimu, who was sporting the gold helmet as the team’s leading scorer, breaks the record set by Erkki Suokko, who notched a hat trick in 50 seconds back in 1961. 

After all Pelicans lost the game 6-5 to JYP.

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