HF: Today Finland blasted away France by a score of 8-0. How did you experience that game?
Seikola: We had a difficult start but after the 2nd goal things started to work and was easily ours.
HF: What can be expected from team Finland for the rest of the tournament?
Seikola: Succes, haha. No to be honest, it will be very hard to get a good result here. All the teams in the quarter finals are very strong and there’s no clear favourite. USA, Canada, Czech Republic, they all can win gold.
HF: Are you satisfied with your own performance so far at this WJC?
Seikola: A little bit, but it could be better, but that’s all I want to say about it.
HF: When did you start playing hockey?
Seikola: When I was 6 years old in Laitila.
HF: What broguht you to the game of hockey?
Seikola: I also used to play baseball and athletics but when I had to choose I liked hockey best.
HF: Who is your favorite player?
Seikola: Jyrki Lumme
HF: What are your favourite teams in the NHL and in Europe?
Seikola: In the NHL the Toronto Maple Leafs in Europe TPS Turku.
HF: How do you see your future. You were drafted already. Do you have plans to play in North-America?
Seikola: Right now I don’t want to think nor talk about that. I am here to play the WJC with team Finland and that is what is important now.
HF: What are your strengths and in what areas your game needs improvement you feel?
Seikola: My strengths would be my puckhandling and my play on the power play while skating is still an area that I need to work on.
HF: What is your favourite number to wear on your jersey
Seikola: #22, I told the team manager if I wasn’t allowed to play with the number I wouldn’t play. No to be serious I don’t care that much about the nubmer but I have played with #22 all my career.
HF: Markus, thank you for taking time to have this interview.