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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 1728
Wins 772 Losses 804 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 652 Away Games 1076
Goals For 5508 Goals Against 5724
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

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 #31 Joni Ortio – HC  Vityaz (RUS)
GK #32 Rasmus Tirronen – TPS Turku (FIN)
DEF #6 Niklas Friman – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
DEF #58 Jani Hakanpää – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
DEF #38 Juuso Hietanen – Dynamo Moscow (RUS)
DEF #2 Jyrki Jokipakka – HK Sochi (RUS)
DEF #61 Casimir Jürgens – Pelicans Lathi (FIN)
DEF #52 Otto  Leskinen – KalPa (FIN)
FW #40 Petteri Lindbohm – Lausanne HC (SUI)
DEF #3 Santeri Lukka – TPS Turku (FIN)

DEF #21 Jesse Virtanen – Färjestad BK (SWE)
FW #39 Anrei Hakulinen – KooKoo (FIN)
FW #28 Henri Ikonen – Jokerit Helsinki (FIN)
FW #13 Julius Junttila  – Växjö Lakers (SWE)
FW #15 Antti Kalapudas – Vaasa Sport (FIN)
FW #24 Jani Lajunen – HC Lugano (SUI)
FW #12 Eetu Luostarinen – KalPa (FIN)
FW #20 Niko Ojamäki – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
FW #37 Oula Palve – TPS Turku (FIN)
FW #47 Mika Partanen – Mikkelin Jukurit (FIN)
FW #81 Jukka Peltola – HC Sibir Novosibirsk (RUS)
FW #71 Juuso Puustinen – HC Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (RUS)
FW #22 Arttu Ruotsalainen – IIves Tampere (FIN)
FW #25 Toni Rajala – EHC Biel (SUI)
FW #76 Jere Sallinen – Örebro HK (SWE)
FW #80 Teemu Turunen – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)

HC Jukka Jalonen
Updated (12/012/18)

Women’s National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Naisleijonat (Women Lions)
Games Played 540
Wins 303 Losses 224 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 194 Away Games 346
Goals For 1904 Goals Against 1333
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

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 9
Wins 4 Losses 5 Ties 0
Home Games 0 Away Games 9
Goals For 23  Goals Against 25
Click here for Finland Women All Time Results

ROSTER
GK Johanna Oksman  – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
GK Meeri Räisänen – Connecticut Whale (USA)
GK Jenna Silvonen – Blues Espoo (FIN)

DEF Jenni Hiirikoski – Lulea HF (SWE)
DEF Sini Karjalainen – University of Vermont (USA)
DEF Nelli Laitinen – Blues Espoo (FIN)
DEF Rosa Lindstedt – HV71 Jonkoping (SWE)
DEF Isa Rahunen – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
DEF Ronja Savolainen – HC Lulea HF (SWE)
DEF Minnamari Tuominen – Blues Espoo (FIN)
DEF Ella Viitasuo – Blues Espoo (FIN)
FW Sanni Hakala – HV71 Jonkoping (SWE)

FW Elisa Holopainen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW Venla Hovi – Calgary Inferno (CAN)
FW Michelle Karvinen – Lulea HF (SWE)
FW Petra Nieminen – Lulea HF (SWE)
FW Tanja Niskanen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW Jenniina Nylund – St. Cloud State University (USA)
FW Saila Saari – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
FW Vilma Tanskanen – Mercyhurts University (USA)
FW Noora Tulus – Lulea HF (SWE)
FW Saana Valkama – University of Vermont (USA)
FW Vivi Vainikka -Team Kuortane (FIN)
FW Emilla Vesa – Team Kuortane (FIN)
FW Riikka Välilä  – HV71 Jonkoping (SWE)
FW Linda Välimäki – Ilves Tampere (FIN)

HC Pasi Mustonen
Updated (12/07/18)

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 #30 Lassi Lehtinen – Rauman Lukko (FIN)
GK#31 Filip Lindberg – University of Massachusetts (USA)

GK #1 Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen –  Sudbury Wolves (CAN)
DEF #4 Aleksi Anttalainen – Blainville-Boisbriand Armada (CAN

DEF #34 Ville Heinola – Rauman Lukko (FIN)
DEF #36 Anttoni Honka – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)
DEF #28 Henri Jokiharju – Chicago Blackhawks (USA)
DEF #5 Olli Kaskinen – TPS Turku (FIN)
DEF #2 Oskari Laaksonen  – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
DEF #21 Otto Latvala – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
DEF #3 Toni Utunen – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
DEF  #7 Urho Vaakanainen – Boston Bruins (USA)
FW #18 Teemu Engberg – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #10 Aleksi Heponiemi – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
FW #24 Kaapo Kakko – TPS Turku (FIN)
FW #19 Rasmus Kupari – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
FW #29 Anton Lundell – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #28 Sami Moilanen – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
FW #23 Linus Nyman – Rauman Lukko (FIN)
FW #22 Valtteri Puustinen – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
FW #32 Sampo Ranta – University of Minnesota (USA)
FW #25 Aarne Talvitie – Penn State University (USA)
FW #20 Eeli Tolvanen – Milwaukee Admirals (USA)
FW #12 Samuli Vainionpää – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
FW #22 Santeri Virtanen – SaiPa Lappeenranta (FIN)
FW #27 Jesse Ylönen – Pelicans Lahti (FIN)

HC Jussi Ahokas 
Updated (12/24/18)