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 552
Wins 310 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 350
Goals For 1959 Goals Against 1359
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 Meeri Räisänen – Connecticut Whale (USA)

GK Eveliina Suonpää – Linköping HC (SWE)
DEF Jenni Hiirikoski – Luleå HF (SWE)
DEF Sini Karjalainen – University of Vermont (USA)
DEF Aino Karppinen – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
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
FW Michelle Karvinen – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW Ida Kuoppala – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
FW Julia Liikala – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
FW Petra Nieminen – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW Tanja Niskanen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW Emma Nuutinen – Mercyhurst University (USA)
FW Jenniina Nylund – St. Cloud State University (USA)
FW Annina Rajahuhta – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
FW Susanna Tapani – TPS Turku (FIN)
FW Noora Tulus – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW Vivi Vainikka -Team Kuortane (FIN)
FW Saana Valkama – Linköping HC (SWE)

HC Pasi Mustonen
Updated (08/11/19)

Junior U20 National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Pikkuleijonat (Little Lions)
Games Played 668
Wins 321 Losses 303 Ties 44
Longest Winning Streak (9) 2016
Longest Unbeaten Streak (9) 2016
Longest Losing Streak (13) 2008-2009
Home Games 142 Away Games 526
Goals For 2383 Goals Against 2158
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 41
Wins 14 Losses 23 Ties 3
Home Games 1 Away Games 40
Goals For 131 Goals Against 184
Click here for Finland U20 All Time Results

ROSTER
GK #1 Justus Annunen, Hermes – Karpat Oulu (FIN)
GK #30 Jasper Patrikainen – Pelicans Lahti Jr. (FIN)

DEF #3 Ville Heinola – Lukko Rauma (FIN)
DEF #4 Anttoni Honka – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)
DEF #5  Elias Laitamäki – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
DEF #6 Kim Nousiainen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
DEF #2 Santeri Salmela – KooKoo Kouvola (FIN)
DEF #7 Peetro Seppala – KooKoo Kouvola (FIN)
DEF #8 Lassi Thomson – Kelowna Rockets (CAN)
DEF #9 Toni Utunen – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
FW #10 Eemil Erholtz – Sport Vaasa Jr. (FIN)
FW #11 Aleks Haatanen – Pelicans Lahti Jr. (FIN)
FW #12 Lenni Killinen – Ässät Pori (FIN)
FW #13 Otto Kivenmaki – Ässät Pori (FIN)
FW #14 Anton Lundell – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #15 Joonas Oden – KooKoo Kouvola (FIN)
FW #23 Mikko Petman – Lukko Rauma (FIN)
FW #16 Patrik Puistola – Tappara Tampere Jr. (FIN)
FW #17 Sampo Ranta – University of Minnesota (FIN)
FW #18 Aku Raty – Karpat Oulu Jr. (FIN)
FW #19 Antti Saarela – Lukko Rauma (FIN)
FW #20 Samuel Salonen – Pelicans Lahti (FIN)
FW #21 Patrik Sikanen – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)
FW #22 Kristian Tanus – Mikkelin Jukurit (FIN)

HC Raimo Helminen 
Updated (07/26/19)