Ice Hockey in Finland

Ice Hockey in Finland is governed by the Finland Ice Hockey Association. Finland has been a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation since 1928.  Finland Men’s national team made their International debut in 1928, while the Women and Junior teams made their debuts in 1998 & 1973. This page shows the history of the Men’s, Women & Junior national teams.


Men’s National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Leijonat (The Lions)
Games Played 1759
Wins 792 Losses 815 Ties 152
Longest Winning Streak
(13) Apr 23rd-May 21st, 2016
Longest Unbeaten Streak (13) Apr 23rd-May 21st, 2016
Longest Losing Streak (11) Jan 29th, 1939-Feb 25th, 1946
Home Games 668 Away Games 1099
Goals For 5589 Goals Against 5783
Most Games Raimo Helminen (331) Most Points Raimo Helminen (207)
First Game Played Jan 29th – 8-1 loss to Sweden
Biggest Win 20-1 over Norway March 12th,1947
Biggest Loss 24-0 to Canada March 3rd,1958
World Championships:
Gold: 
1995, 2011, 2019

Silver: 1992, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2014, 2016
Bronze: 2000, 2006, 2008
Olympic Games:
Silver:
 1988, 2006

Bronze: 1994, 1998, 2010, 2014
Euro Hockey Tour: 1996-97, 1999-00, 2001-01, 2001-02,
2002-03, 2003-04, 2009-10, 2013-14, 2017-18
Finland vs Others
Games Played 61
Wins 16 Losses 36 Ties 9
Home Games 29 Away Games 32
Goals For 191 Goals Against 279

Click here for Finland Men All Time Results

ROSTER
GK #29 Harri Säteri – Sibir, Novosibirsk (RUS)
GK #35 Frans Tuohimaa – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
DEF #36 Elmeri Eronen – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
DEF #6 Julius Honka – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)
DEF #55 Miika Koivisto – Växjö Lakers (SWE)
DEF #4 Oskari
Manninen – KooKoo Kouvola (FIN)
DEF #42 Ilari  Melart – Växjö Lakers (SWE)
DEF #41 Petteri Nikkilä – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
DEF #51 Jarkko Parikka – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
DEF #50 Mikael Seppälä – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
DEF #33 Veli-Matti Vittasmäki – Tappara Tampere
FW #38 Jere Innala – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
FW #75 Arttu Ilomäki – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #13 Julius Junttila – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
FW #25 Jere Karjalainen – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
FW 24 Jani Lajunen – HC Lugano (SUI)
FW #12 Jori Lehterä – SKA Saint Petersburg (RUS)
FW #40 Joel Mustonen – Frölunda Indians (SWE)
FW #27 Matias Maccelli – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
FW #20 Aleksi Mustonen – Pelicans Lahti (FIN)
FW #34 Julius Nättinen – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)
FW #28 Lauri Pajuniem – TPS Turku (FIN)
FW #3 Teemu Pulkkinen – Dynamo Moscow (RUS)
FW #22 Arttu Ruotsalainen – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
FW #76 Jere Sallinen – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #21 Juhani Tyrväinen – Luleå HF (SWE)

HC Jukka Jalonen
Updated (01/29/20)

Women’s National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Naisleijonat (Women Lions)
Games Played 567
Wins 321 Losses 233 Ties 13
Longest Winning Streak (13) Nov 4th, 2016-Mar 27th, 2017
Longest Unbeaten Streak (14) Apr 17th, 1994-Mar 25th, 1995
Longest Losing Streak (7) Apr 6th-Sept 3rd, 2005
Home Games 207 Away Games 360
Goals For 2019 Goals Against 1385
Most Games Karoliina Rantamäki (431) Most Points Riikka Valila (351)
First Game Played December 26th, 1988 – 15-0 win over Switzerland
Biggest Win 34-0 over Czechoslovakia April 4th, 1989
Biggest Loss 15-0 to Canada November 12th, 2010
World Championships:
Bronze:
1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015,
2017, 2018
Silver: 2019

Olympic Games:
Bronze:
 1998, 2010, 2018

4 Nations Cup/ Women’s Nations Cup:
Gold:
2017
Silver: 
2001, 2013

Bronze: 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2015, 2016
Euro Hockey Tour: 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
European Championships:
Gold: 
1989, 1991, 1993, 1995

Bronze: 1996
Finland vs Others
Games Played 10
Wins 4 Losses 6 Ties 0
Home Games 0 Away Games 10
Goals For 25  Goals Against 33
Click here for Finland Women All Time Results

ROSTER
GK Noora Räty – Kunlun Red Star (CHN)

GK Eveliina Suonpää – Linköping HC (SWE)
DEF Jenni Hiirikoski – Luleå HF (SWE)
DEF Nelli Laitinen – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
DEF Rosa Lindstedt – HV71 (SWE)
DEF Sanni Rantala – Team Kuortane (FIN)
DEF Ronja Savolainen – Luleå HF (SWE)
DEF Minnamari Tuominen – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
DEF Ella Viitasuo – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
FW Sanni Hakala – HV71 (SWE)

FW Elisa Holopainen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW Ida Karjalainen – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
FW Michelle Karvinen – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW Julia Liikala – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
FW Petra Nieminen – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW Matilda Nilsson – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW Tanja Niskanen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW Emmi Rakkolainen – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
FW Emmi Säkkinen – Ohio State University (USA)
FW Susanna Tapani – TPS Turku (FIN)
FW Vivi Vainikka -Team Kuortane (FIN)
FW Kiira Yrjänen – Team Kuortane (FIN)

HC Pasi Mustonen
Updated (01/29/20)

Junior U20 National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Pikkuleijonat (Little Lions)
Games Played 678
Wins 321 Losses 314 Ties 43
Longest Winning Streak (9) 2016
Longest Unbeaten Streak (9) 2016
Longest Losing Streak (13) 2008-2009
Home Games 145 Away Games 533
Goals For 2448 Goals Against 2157
Most Games Reijo Ruotsalainen (24) Most Points Esa Tikkanen (36)
First Game Played September 14th, 1973 – 7-7 Tie with Soviet Union
Biggest Win 19-1 over Switzerland March 27th, 1979
Biggest Loss 11-4 to Russia September 2nd, 2011
World Junior Championships:
Gold:
 1987, 1998, 2014, 2016, 2019

Silver: 1974, 1980, 1981, 1984, 2001
Bronze: 1982, 1988, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006
Finland vs Others
Games Played 40
Wins 13 Losses 23 Ties 3
Home Games 1 Away Games 39
Goals For 128 Goals Against 183
Click here for Finland U20 All Time Results

ROSTER
GK #30 Justus Annunen – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
GK #31 Jesper Patrikainen – Peliitat Heinola (FIN)
GK #1 Kari Piiroinen – Windsor Spitfires (CAN)

DEF #2 Santeri Hatakka  – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
DEF #4 Ville Heinola – Lukko Rauma (FIN)
DEF #3 Anttoni Honka – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)
DEF #5 Mikko Kokkonen – Jukurit Mikkeli (FIN)
DEF #29 Kim Nousiainen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
DEF #6 Peetro Seppälä – KooKoo Kouvola (FIN)
DEF #33 Lassi Thomson – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
DEF #9 Toni Utunen – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
FW #12 Eemil Erholtz – Sport Vaasa (FIN)
FW #15 Lenni Killinen – Ässät Pori (FIN)
FW #19 Rasmus Kupari – Los Angeles Kings (USA)
FW #20 Mattias Maccelli – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
FW #18 Joonas Oden – KooKoo Kouvola (FIN)
FW #23 Ville Petman – Lukko Rauma (FIN)
FW #21 Patrik Puistola – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
FW #24 Sampo Ranta – University of Minnesota (USA)
FW #34 Aatu Raty – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
FW #25 Aku Raty – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
FW #25 Antti Saarela – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
FW #27 Kristian Tanus – Jukurit Mikkeli (FIN)

HC Raimo Helminen 
Updated (12/25/19)