The fifth season of the Lifesavers’ League is about to start
Will Jokerit face off against series leader TUTO Hockey? The fifth season of the Lifesavers' League, organised by Mestis Hockey and the Finnish Blood Service, will begin on 21.9.2023. This year, a new challenger will enter the blood donation competition as Jokerit will be joining for the first time.
The Lifesavers’ League helps to monitor blood donation activities among team supporters and the Mestis community overall in the form of an ice hockey league table.
Last season’s champions TUTO Hockey won’t be giving up their title without a fight, as they won fourth consecutive championship with a whopping 500 blood donation visits. TUTO Hockey have set the bar high, but it is still within reach.
Mestis’ Chair of the Board Sami Kauhanen is excited about the start of the new season.
“Mestis offers some of the most entertaining hockey in Finland, but it is also an honour for us to help those who need our help. I am proud to be involved for a fifth year with players, supporters, and the entire Mestis community in helping patients who need blood. We have an all-time season ahead of us, and hopefully it will show in the Lifesavers’ League as well,” Kauhanen says.
The Lifesavers’ League encourages all players, supporters and the entire Mestis community to lend a hand and also encourage those around them to donate blood. One donation can help up to three patients, and is therefore worth three points. Anyone can participate in the Lifesavers’ League by mentioning the name of the Mestis team they support when they donate blood. This way, the points from the blood donation are put into the team’s shared pot.
Mestis’ best season of all time starts on Thursday 21.9.2023 and the first game will be played in Espoo at the sold-out Metro Arena between Kiekko-Espoo and Jokerit. Follow the latest updates about the Lifesavers’ League and the progress of the competition on Mestis’ and the Blood Service’s social media channels and on the hengenpelastajaliiga.fi website (In Finnish only).