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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 1709
Wins 771 Losses 787 Ties 151
Longest Winning Streak
(13) Apr 23rd-May 21st, 2016
Longest Unbeaten Streak (13) Apr 23rd-May 21st, 2016
Longest Losing Streak (10) Jan 29, 1939-Feb 25th, 1946
Home Games 634 Away Games 1075
Goals For 5470 Goals Against 5618
Most Games Raimo Helminen (331) Most Points Raimo Helminen (207)
First Game Played February 17th,1933 – 11-1 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 72
Wins 15 Losses 49 Ties 8
Home Games 39 Away Games 33
Goals For 215 Goals Against 336

Click here for Finland Men All Time Results

ROSTER
GK #35 Ville Husso – San Antonio Rampage (USA)
GK #?? Eero Kilpeläinen Örebro HK (SWE)
GK #29 Hari Sateri – Florida Panthers (USA)
DEF #41 Heiskanen – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
DEF #6 Julius Honka – Dallas Stars (USA)
DEF #4 Tommi Kivisto – Jokerit Helsinki (FIN)
DEF #55 Mika Koivisto – Karpat Oulu (FIN)
DEF #?? Niko Mikkola – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
DEF #77 Markus Nutivaara – Columbus Blue Jackets (USA)
DEF #2 Ville Pokka – Belleville Senators (CAN)
DEF #50 Juuso Riikola –
KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #20 Sebastian Aho – Carolina Hurricanes (USA)
FW #12 Marko Anttila – Jokerit Helsinki (FIN)
FW #64 Mikael Granlund Minnesota Wild (USA)
FW #25 Pekka Jormakka – Jokerit Helsinki (FIN)
FW #24 Kasperi Kapanen – Toronto Maple Leafs (CAN)
FW #65 Sakari Manninen –  Örebro HK (SWE)
FW #82 Saku Mäenalanen – Karpat Oulu (FIN)
FW #24 Mika Niemi – Jokerit Helsinki (FIN)
FW #34 Olli Palola – Jokerit Helsinki (FIN)
FW #22 Janne Pesonen – Vaxjo Lakers HC (SWE)
FW #96 Miko Rantanen – Colorado Avalanche (USA)
FW #19 Veli-Matti Savinainen – Yugra Kanty-Mansiysk (RUS)
FW #74 Antti Suomela – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)

FW #86 Teuvo Teravainen – Carolina Hurricanes (USA)
FW #81 Eeli Tovanen – Nashville Predators (USA)

HC Lauri Marjamäki
Updated (04/30/18)

Women’s National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Naisleijonat (Women Lions)
Games Played 528
Wins 295 Losses 220 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 190 Away Games 338
Goals For 1874 Goals Against 1306
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

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 #1 Johanna Oksman – Karpat Oulu (FIN)
GK #31 Jenna Silvonen – Blues (FIN)

DEF #6 Jenni Hiirikoski – Luleå HF(SWE)
DEF #11 Nelli Laitinen – Blues (FIN)
DEF #32 Sini Karjalainen – Team Kuortane (FIN)
DEF #5 Eve Savander – Eve Savander (FIN)
DEF #8 Ronja Savolainen – HC Luleå  (SWE)
DEF #15 Minnamari Tuominen – Blues (FIN)
DEF #28 Ella Viitasuo – Blues (FIN)
FW #23 Sanni Hakala –  HV71 Jonkoping (SWE)
FW #9 Tinja Haukijarvi – Blues (FIN)
FW #5 Elisa Holopainen – KalPa (FIN)
FW #7 Anniina Kaitala – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
FW # 26 Ida Karjalainen – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
FW #21 Suvi Kayhko – Karpat Oulu (FIN)
FW #19 Linnea Melotindos – Team Kuortane (FIN)
FW #18 Petra Nieminen – Team Kuortane (FIN)
FW #27 Matilda Nilsson – Matilda Nilsson

FW #20 Emmi Rakkolainen – Blues (FIN)
FW #26 Sara Sakkinen – Team Kuortane (FIN)
FW #24 Noora Tulus – Luleå  HF(SWE)
FW #13 Riikka Vailia – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #10 Linda Välimäki –  Ilves Tampere (FIN)

HC Pasi Mustonen
Updated (05/31/18)

Junior U20 National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Pikkuleijonat (Little Lions)
Games Played 642
Wins 304 Losses 294 Ties 44
Longest Winning Streak (9) 2016
Longest Unbeaten Streak (9) 2016
Longest Losing Streak (13) 2008-2009
Home Games 140 Away Games 502
Goals For 2304 Goals Against 2060
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

Silver: 1974, 1980, 1981, 1984, 2001
Bronze: 1982, 1988, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006
Finland vs Others
Games Played 37
Wins 13 Losses 22 Ties 2
Home Games 1 Away Games 36
Goals For 119 Goals Against 164
Click here for  Finland U20 All Time Results

ROSTER
GK #31 Niilo Halonen – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
GK #30 Lassi Lehtinen – Lukko Rauma (FIN)
GK #1 Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen – HPK Hameenlinna (FIN)

DEF #2 Miro Heiskanen – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
DEF #28 Henri Jokiharju – Portland Winterhawks (USA)
DEF #7 Olli Juolevi – TPS Turku (FIN)
DEF #36 Kasper Kotkansalo – Boston University (USA)
DEF #5 Eemeli Räsänen – Kingston Frontenacs (CAN)
DEF #4 Robin Salo – Sport Vaasa (FIN)
DEF #23 Urho  Vaakanainen – SaiPa Lappeenranta (FIN)
DEF #6 Juuso Välimäki – Tri-City Americans  (USA)
FW #32 Aleksi Heponiem – Swift Current Broncos (USA)

FW #27 Joni Ikonen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #33 Jere Innala – HPK Hameenlinna (FIN)
FW #3 Juha Jääskä  – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #12 Otto Koivula – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
FW #15 Joona Koppanen – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
FW #9 Janne Kuokkanen – Carolina Hurricanes (USA)
FW #34 Rasmus Kupari – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
FW #21 Markus Nurmi – TPS Turku (FIN)
FW #22 Aapeli Räsänen – Boston College (USA)
FW #20 Eeli Tolvanen – Jokerit Helsinki (FIN)
FW #19 Eetu  Tuulola – HPK Hameenlinna (FIN)
FW #13 Kristian Vesalainen – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)

HC Jussi Ahokas 
Updated (12/23/17)