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 1750
Wins 788 Losses 810 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 656 Away Games 1094
Goals For 5576 Goals Against 5761
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 #30 Kevin Lankinen –  Rockford IceHogs (USA)
GK #45 Jussi Olkinuora – Pelicans Lahti (FIN)
GK #35 Veini Vehviläinen – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
DEF #58 Jani Hakanpää –  Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
DEF #28 Henri Jokiharju, Chicago Blackhawks
DEF #7 Oliwer Kaski – Pelicans Lahti (FIN)
DEF#50 Miika Koivisto – HK Dynamo Moscow (RUS)
DEF #4 Mikko Lehtonen – HV71 (SWE)

DEF #40 Petteri Lindbohm – Lausanne HC (SUI)
DEF #70 Niko Mikkola – San Antonio Rampage (USA)
DEF #55 Atte Ohtamaa – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
FW #12 Marko Anttila – Jokerit Helsinki (FIN)
FW #15 Arttu Ilomäki –  Lukko Rauma (FIN)
FW #24 Kaapo Kakko – TPS Turku (FIN)
FW #41 Joel Kiviranta – Vaasa Sport (FIN)
FW #71 Kristian Kuusela – Tappara  Tampere (FIN)
FW #91 Juho Lammikko – Florida Panthers (USA)
FW #27 Eetu Luostarinen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #65 Sakari Manninen – Jokerit Helsinki (FIN)
FW #20 Niko Ojamäki – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
FW #82 Harri Pesonen – SCL Tigers (SUI)
FW #25 Toni Rajala – EHC Biel (SUI)
FW #76 Jere Sallinen – Örebro HK (SWE)
FW #19 Veli-Matti Savinainen – Kunlun Red Star (CHN)
FW #21 Juhani Tyrväinen – HIFK Helsinki FIN)

HC Jukka Jalonen
Updated (05/05/19)

Women’s National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Naisleijonat (Women Lions)
Games Played 551
Wins 309 Losses 229 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 202 Away Games 349
Goals For 1948 Goals Against 1358
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 #41 Noora Räty – , Kunlun Red Star (CHN)

GK #1 Eveliina Suonpää – Linköping HC (SWE)
DEF #6 Jenni Hiirikoski – Luleå HF (SWE)
DEF #7 Nelli Laitinen – Blues Espoo (FIN)
DEF #4 Rosa Lindstedt – HV71 Jonkoping (SWE)
DEF #2 Isa Rahunen – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
DEF #88 Ronja Savolainen – Luleå HF (SWE)
DEF #15 Minnamari Tuominen – Blues Espoo (FIN)
DEF #8 Ella Viitasuo – Blues Espoo (FIN)
FW #23 Sanni Hakala – HV71 (SWE)

FW #12 Elisa Holopainen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #9 Venla Hovi – Calgary Inferno (CAN)
FW #33 Michelle Karvinen – Lulea HF (SWE)
FW #19 Petra Nieminen – Lulea HF (SWE)
FW #61 Tanja Niskanen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #22 Emma Nuutinen – Mercyhurst University (USA)
FW #11 Annina Rajahuhta – Espoo Blues (FIN)
FW #13 Riikka Sallinen – HV71 (SWE)
FW #77 Susanna Tapani – TPS Turku (FIN)
FW #24 Noora Tulus – Lulea HF (SWE)
FW #25 Vivi Vainikka -Team Kuortane (FIN)
FW #10 Linda Välimäki – Ilves Tampere (FIN)

HC Pasi Mustonen
Updated (04/03/19)

Junior U20 National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Pikkuleijonat (Little Lions)
Games Played 663
Wins 317 Losses 302 Ties 44
Longest Winning Streak (9) 2016
Longest Unbeaten Streak (9) 2016
Longest Losing Streak (13) 2008-2009
Home Games 142 Away Games 521
Goals For 2383 Goals Against 2107
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 39
Wins 13 Losses 22 Ties 3
Home Games 1 Away Games 38
Goals For 127 Goals Against 175
Click here for Finland U20 All Time Results

ROSTER
GK #31 Tuomas Aalto – Pelicans Lahti (FIN)
GK#1 Jasper Patrikainen – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)

DEF #25 Santeri Airola – SaiPa Lappeenranta (FIN)

DEF #3 Valtieri Kakkonen – Kootenay Ice (CAN)
DEF #6 Elias Laitamaki – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
DEF #8 Aleksi Matinmikko – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
DEF #2 Kim Nousiainen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
DEF #4 Santeri Salmel – KooKoo Kouvola (FIN)
DEF #5 Peetro Seppala – KooKoo Kouvola (FIN)
DEF #7 Lassi Thomson – Kelowna Rockets (CAN)
FW #13 Eemil Erholtz – Sport Vaasa (FIN)
FW #10 Santeri Haarala – Sport Vaasa (FIN)
FW #12 Aleks Haatanen – Pelicans Lahti (FIN)
FW #20 Konsta Hirvonen – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #15 Severi Immonen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #22 Eppu Karuvaara – Rauman Lukko (FIN)
FW #27 Lenni Killinen – Ässät Pori (FIN)
FW #19 Eetu Maki – Sport Vaasa (FIN)
FW #21 Arttu Nevasaari – TPS Turku (FIN)
FW #24 Joonas Oden – KooKoo Kouvola (FIN)
FW #28 Samuel Salonen – Pelicans Lahti (FIN)
FW #18 Patrik Sikanen – Blues JR Espoo (FIN)

HC Raimo Helminen 
Updated (04/11/19)