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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 1731
Wins 773 Losses 807 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 1079
Goals For 5516 Goals Against 5734
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 #32 Rasmus Tirronen – TPS Turku (FIN)
GK #35 Veini Vehviläinen – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
DEF #42 Teemu Eronen – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
DEF #3 Niklas Friman – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
DEF #7 Oliwer Kaski – Pelicans Lahti (FIN)
DEF #50 Oskari Laaksonen – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
DEF #4 Mikko Lehtonen – HV71 (SWE)
DEF #6 Joonas Lehtivuori – Adler Mannheim (GER)
DEF #52 Otto  Leskinen – KalPa (FIN)
DEF #51 Kristian Näkyvä  – Örebro HK (SWE)
DEF #2 Ville Pokka –
Avangard Omsk (RUS)
DEF #21 Jesse Virtanen – Färjestad BK (SWE)
FW #28 Hannes Björninen – Pelicans Lahti (FIN)
FW #39 Anrei Hakulinen – KooKoo (FIN)
FW #13 Julius Junttila  – Växjö Lakers (SWE)
FW #15 Antti Kalapudas – Vaasa Sport (FIN)
FW #61 Rasmus Kupari – Kärpät Oulu
FW #24 Ville Leskinen – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
FW #19Joonas Nättinen – Neftehimik Nizhnekamsk (RUS)
FW #20 Niko Ojamäki – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
FW #18 IIro Pakarinen – Metallurg Magnitogorsk (RUS)
FW #27 Mika Partanen – Jukurit Mikkeli (FIN)
FW #81 Jukka Peltola – HC Sibir Novosibirsk (RUS)
FW #23 Mikael Ruohomaa – Neftehimik Nizhnekamsk (RUS
FW #76 Jere Sallinen – Örebro HK (SWE)
FW #12 Juhani Tyrväinen – HIFK Helsinki FIN)

HC Jukka Jalonen
Updated (01/29/19)

Women’s National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Naisleijonat (Women Lions)
Games Played 543
Wins 305 Losses 225 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 349
Goals For 1915 Goals Against 1336
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 #30 Meeri Räisänen – Connecticut Whale (USA)
GK #31 Noora Räty – , Kunlun Red Star (CHN)

DEF #6 Jenni Hiirikoski – Luleå HF (SWE)
DEF #14 Nelli Laitinen – Blues Espoo (FIN)
DEF #4 Rosa Lindstedt – HV71 Jonkoping (SWE)
DEF #2 Isa Rahunen – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
DEF #8 Ronja Savolainen – Luleå HF (SWE)
DEF #15 Minnamari Tuominen – Blues Espoo (FIN)
DEF #28 Ella Viitasuo – Blues Espoo (FIN)
FW #23 Sanni Hakala – HV71 (SWE)

FW #12 Elisa Holopainen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #33 Michelle Karvinen – Lulea HF (SWE)
FW #21 Linnea Melotindos – Team Kuortane
FW #18 Petra Nieminen – Lulea HF (SWE)
FW #19 Tanja Niskanen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #11 Annina Rajahuhta – Blues Espoo (FIN)
FW #27 Saila Saari – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
FW #13 Riikka Sallinen – HV71 (SWE)
FW #7 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 (02/05/19)

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 #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 Raimo Helminen 
Updated (01/30/19)