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 1789
Wins 807 Losses 830 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 680 Away Games 1109
Goals For 5663 Goals Against 5845
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, 2021
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 101
Wins 33 Losses 52 Ties 16
Home Games 55 Away Games 46
Goals For 334 Goals Against 425

Click here for Finland Men All Time Results

ROSTER
GK #35 Niilo Halonen – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
GK #30 Christian Heljanko – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
GK #29 Harri Säteri – Sibir Novosibirsk (RUS)
DEF #3 Niklas  Friman – Jokerit Helsinki (FIN)
DEF #38 Jussi Hietanen – HC Ambri-Piotta (SUI)
DEF #6 Julius Honka – Luleå HC (SWE)
DEF #7 Oliwer Kaski – Avangard Omsk (RUS)
DEF #13 Valtteri Kemiläinen – Vitjaz Podolsk (RUS)
DEF #4 Tommi Kivistö  – Jokerit Helsinki (FIN)
DEF #52 Arttu Pelli – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
DEF #2 Ville Pokka -Avangard Omsk (RUS)
DEF #50 Mikael Seppälä –Tappara Tampere (FIN)
DEF #36 Peetro Seppälä – KooKoo Kouvola (FIN)
FW #60 Markus Granlund – Salavat Yulaev Ufa (RUS)
FW #70 Teemu Hartikainen – Salavat Yulaev Ufa (RUS)
FW #24 Hannes Björninen – Jokerit Helsinki (FIN)
FW #51 Valtteri Filppula – Genève-Servette HC (SUI)
FW #60 Markus Granlund – Salavat Yulaev Ufa (RUS)
FW #25 Jere Karjalainen – Dynamo Riga (LAT)
FW #23 Joonas Kemppainen – SKA St. Petersburg (RUS)
FW #71 Leo Komarov – SKA St. Petersburg (RUS)
FW #22 Kalle Kossila -Jokerit Helsinki (FIN)
FW #76 Anton Levtchi – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
FW #65 Sakari Manninen – Salavat Yulaev Ufa (RUS)
FW #39 Waltteri Merelä – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
FW #19 Joonas Nättinen – Severstal Cherepovets (RUS)
FW #26 Markus Nenonen – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
FW #51 Markus Nurmi – TPS Turku (FIN)
FW #27 Jusso Pärssinen – TPS Turku (SUI)
FW #20 Miikka Salomäki Örebro HK (SWE)
FW #80 Teemu Turunen – Jokerit Helsinki (FIN)
FW #21 Juhani Tyrväinen – Luleå HC (SWE)

HC Jukka Jalonen
Updated (12/14/21)

Women’s National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Naisleijonat (Women Lions)
Games Played 580
Wins 327 Losses 240 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 212 Away Games 368
Goals For 2045 Goals Against 1421
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, 2021
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 17
Wins 7 Losses 10 Ties 0
Home Games 7 Away Games 10
Goals For 48  Goals Against 64
Click here for Finland Women All Time Results

ROSTER
GK #36 Anni Keisala – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
GK #1 Eveliina Mäkinen – Brynäs IF (SWE)
GK #18 Meeri Räisänen – JYP U20 Akatemia (FIN)
DEF #6 Jenni Hiirikoski – Luleå HF (SWE)
DEF #5 Aino Karppinen – Luleå HF (SWE)
DEF #11 Oona Koukkula – Team Kuortane (SWE)
DEF #9 Nelli Laitinen – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
DEF #14 Krista Parkkonen – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
DEF #7 Sanni Rantala – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
DEF #88 Ronja Savolainen – Luleå HF (SWE)
DEF #15 Minnamari Tuominen -Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
DEF #8 Ella Viitasuo – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
FW #23 Sanni Hakala – HV71 (SWE)

FW #10 Elisa Holopainen – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
FW #33 Michelle Karvinen – Malmö Redhawks (SWE)
FW #27 Julia Liikala – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #16 Petra Nieminen – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #61 Tanja Niskanen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #22 Jenna Pirttijärvi – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #19 Emmi Rakkolainen – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
FW #34 Sofianna Sundelin – Team Kuortane (FIN)
FW #77 Susanna Tapani – Finland (FIN)
FW #41 Nora Tulus – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #24 Vivi Vainikka – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #12 Sanni Vanhanen – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
FW #25 Kiira Yrjänen – Kiekko-Espoo

HC Pasi Mustonen
Updated (11/03/21)

Junior U20 National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Pikkuleijonat (Little Lions)
Games Played 697
Wins 334 Losses 320 Ties 43
Longest Winning Streak (9) 2016
Longest Unbeaten Streak (9) 2016
Longest Losing Streak (13) 2008-2009
Home Games 145 Away Games 552
Goals For 2509 Goals Against 2194
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, 2006,2021
Finland vs Others
Games Played 52
Wins 22 Losses 27 Ties 3
Home Games 3 Away Games 49
Goals For 184 Goals Against 228
Click here for Finland U20 All Time Results

ROSTER
GK #30 Joel Blomqvist – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
GK #31 Juha Jatkola – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
GK #1 Leevi Meriläinen – Kingston Frontenacs (CAN)
DEF #21 Aleksi Heimosalmi – Ässät Pori (FIN)
DEF #25 Rami Määttä –  Ässät Pori (FIN)
DEF #7 Topi Niemelä – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
DEF #15 Petteri Nurmi – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
DEF #4 Ville Ottavainen – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)
DEF #10 Kasper Puutio – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
DEF #6 Eemil Viro – TPS Turku (FIN)
FW #20 Samuel Helenius – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)
FW #22 Roni Hirvonen – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #13 Roby Järventie – Belleville Senators (CAN)
FW #27 Oliver Kapanen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #37 Joakim Kemell – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)
FW #24 Vile Koivunen – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
FW #33 Brad Lambert – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)
FW #32 Joel  Määttä – University of Vermont (USA)
FW #19 Juuso Mäenpää – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #35 Olli Nikupeteri – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #28 Sami Päivärinta – Lukko Rauma (FIN)
FW #34 Aatu Räty – Jukurit Mikkeli (FIN)
FW #29 Kasper Simontaival –  KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #23 Kalle Väisänen – TPS Turku (FIN)

HC  Antti Pennanen
Updated (12/17/21)