Johansson Comments On First Games As FPHL Owner

Johansson Comments On First Games As FPHL Owner

By James Jackson

Friday January 29, 2021 finally saw the return of FPHL hockey. As a lot of uncertainty still circulates around the other five teams in the league and when they'll play, two teams did actually hit the ice this past weekend. The Watertown Wolves hosted their instate rival in the Elmira Enforcers in the Empire State Showcase,which saw the Wolves sweep the weekend.

"I think we played very well during the game on Saturday, Friday was a typical “first game” I think, where we were just finding our feet a little bit." Wolves Owner Andreas Johansson said. "Today’s game (Sunday) was a lot closer than it had to be, both teams were tired and if you watch the footage we should have won before it went to overtime but we still got it done in the shootout.

Really happy with the group of guys we have and the style of hockey we are playing, which will be very successful in this league."

For Johansson, Friday was his first game as an Owner in the Federal Prospects Hockey League. With the current challenges that teams face with COVID-19 protocols, Friday's game offered a unique challenge for the new owner. 

"Operationally I think we did great." Johansson said. "Obviously the COVID protocol makes it a little different to operate, and we wish we could have fans, but in return we have upgraded our broadcast a lot, to bring the best possible experience to our fans and sponsors."

The Wolves and Enforcers will be back in action on Wednesday, February 3rd at 1pm for the start of the 2021 FPHL season. To catch those games you can watch on both the Wolves and Enforcers YouTube channels.