Brynäs coach Ove Molin was, like all other Brynäs players in the arena where the Gävleklubben left the top hockey league for the first time in 63 years, devastated afterwards. And with tearful eyes he tried to express his great disappointment.
– The last time we were involved in this (playout) was against HV. You don’t wish this on anyone, now I know how others have felt. And it’s damnable in pure Swedish, says Ove Molin, who took over as head coach when Mikko Manner was fired before the playout qualifier against Malmö.
Brynäs makes up Gävle’s DNA. How are you going to get back up after this?
– There are moments in sporting life where you are celebrated and seen as something very big. And then there are days like this, you have to get out of this too. Some wise man said that you are strengthened by adversity. It is time for us in the Brynäs family to show it.
Brynäs went out of the SHL after 1–4 in matches in the playout qualifier against Malmö.