Frölunda won his first gold at Scandinavium for 14 years.
In front of 12 044 spectators, the team managed to defeat the German Red Bull Munich by 3 to 1, thus guaranteeing its third title of champion in five years since the founding of the tournament.
– Magic! To win at home in this atmosphere is great. The (supporters) are with us in cooperation and adversity. Giving them a gold at home is incredible, says Roger Rönnberg, coach of the Frölunda, and continues:
– We work very hard today, we play very tactically, we are strong in special teams and we have a goalkeeper that is magically good. All the things that need to be in one last place, he says.
"Searching on the word winner it appears"
The big winner of the final was goalkeeper Johan Gustafsson – who saved 35 of the 36 shots he received against him.
And then he was praised by Frölunda's coach.
"It was a player besides Joel that I knew would be good today, so it's him (Gustafsson). If you mean the word winner, then his face appears, says Rönnberg.
How much does this victory mean to you in the future?
"That gives us exactly what we've been looking for recently, collective self-confidence. When we won SM gold last time, that belief was created. I hope this team receives the same momentum we received then, "he says.
Lasch: "Feeling incredible"
Ryan Lasch contributed Frölunda's two goals in the game. A goal that means the American lands in 22 points in the CHL – and takes home the score of the tournament in superior style.
"It's a great feeling to win here. We made a very strong match over 60 minutes and we deserve it, he says.
But the 32-year veteran's own success does not want to talk too much during the gold celebration.
"My job is I should take a step forward in games like this. It's fun to score, but winning is even better, he says with a broad smile.
"This feeling is not tired of you"
Joel Lundqvist was the only player in Frölunda who participated in the most recent gold celebration at Scandinavium – 14 years ago.
"That feeling is not tired of you. Being involved in such moments. When we as a team make one of our best achievements, that's the hard part, he says.