On the Tuesday, they played against SEL team Luleå. Luleå is predicted to finish around the bottom of the SEL this upcoming season and some of their better players weren't playing in the game, so the 11-4 win for the Icebreakers didn't come as a surprise. Forsberg actually ended up being the best scorer in the game with 3 goals and 1 assists, while Vancouver's Mattias Öhlund and Washington's Nicklas Bäckström both had a 3-point game.
I haven't found much info about the Icebreakers game in Turku, Finland, the day after. The challenge they would take on there was a lot harder though as they played a team called the Läkerol Dark Allstars filled with NHLers. Calgary's Miikka Kiprusoff, Montreal's Saku Koivu and Stanley Cup Champion Valtteri Filppula were some of the players on the team and they were actually coached by Mike Keenan.
The only thing I know about the result is that the game ended 5-5 and that the Icebreakers won the shootout which followed.
The Icebreakers also visited and donated toys to children's hospitals in Luleå and Turku during their visits to the cities.
Some links of interest:
- The rosters of LDA and Icebreakers.
- Pictures from the LDA-Icebreakers game.
- The blog of 10-year-old Marcus, who got to drop the puck in the Luleå-Icebreakers game.
- Pictures from the Luleå-Icebreakers game here and here.