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 1815
Wins 828 Losses 835 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 693 Away Games 1122
Goals For 5747 Goals Against 5887
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, 2022

Silver: 1992, 1994, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2014, 2016, 2021
Bronze: 2000, 2006, 2008
Olympic Games:
Gold: 2022
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 #45 Jussi Olkinuora – Metallurg Magnitogorsk (RUS)
GK #29 Harri Säteri – Arizona Coyotes (USA)
GK #35 Frans Tuohimaa – Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk (RUS)
DEF #3 Niklas Friman – HPK Hameenlinna (FIN)
DEF #41 Miro Heiskanen – Dallas Stars (USA)
DEF #38 Juuso Hietanen – HC Ambrì-Piotta (SUI)
DEF #4 Mikko Lehtonen – SKA St. Petersburg. (RUS)
DEF #23 Esa Lindell – Dallas Stars (USA)
DEF #55 Atte  Ohtamaa – Oulun Kärpät  (FIN)
DEF #2 Ville Pokka -Avangard Omsk (RUS)
DEF #50 Mikael  Seppälä – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
DEF #42 Sami Vatanen – Geneve-Servette HC (SUI)
FW #10 Joel Armia – Montreal Canadiens (CAN)
FW #12 Marko Anttila – IIves Tampere (FIN)
FW #24 Hannes Björninen –  Brynäs IF (SWE)
FW #51  Valtteri Filppula – Genève-Servette HC (SUI)
FW #64 Mikael Granlund – Nashville Predators (USA)
FW #70 Teemu Hartikainen – Salavat Yulaev Ufa (RUS)
FW #21 Jere Innala –  HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #91 Juho Lammikko – Vancouver Canucks (CAN)
FW #65 Sakari Manninen – Salavat Yulaev Ufa (RUS)
FW #80 Saku Mäenalanen –  Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
FW #82 Harri Pesonen – SCL Tigers Langnau (SUI)
FW #25 Toni Rajala – EHC Biel-Bienne (SUI)

FW #76 Jere  Sallinen – EHC Biel-Bienne (SUI)
HC Jukka Jalonen
Updated (05/21/22)

Women’s National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Naisleijonat (Women Lions)
Games Played 588
Wins 331 Losses 244 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 376
Goals For 2070 Goals Against 1446
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, 2022

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 #2 Sini Karjalainen – University of Vermont (USA)
DEF #9 Nelli Laitinen – Kiekko-Espoo (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 #64 Mikael Granlund – Nashville Predators (USA)
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 #28 Jenniina Nylund – St. Cloud State University (USA)
FW #34 Sofianna Sundelin – Team Kuortane (FIN)
FW #77 Susanna Tapani – KRS Vanke Rays (CHN)
FW #40 Nora Tulus – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #24 Vivi Vainikka – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #12 Sanni Vanhanen – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
FW #32 Emilia Vesa – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)

HC Pasi Mustonen 
Updated (05/15/22)

Junior U20 National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Pikkuleijonat (Little Lions)
Games Played 699
Wins 336 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 554
Goals For 2518 Goals Against 2196
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 53
Wins 23 Losses 27 Ties 3
Home Games 3 Away Games 50
Goals For 191 Goals Against 230
Click here for Finland U20 All Time Results

ROSTER
GK #31 Juha Jatkola – KalPa Kuopio (FIN
GK #30 Jami  Pasanen- KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
DEF #7 Hannes  Häkkilä – Mikkeli Jukurit (FIN)
DEF #3 Aleksi Heimosalmi – Ässät Pori (FIN)
DEF #8 Joni Jurmo – Mikkeli Jukurit (FIN)
DEF #14 Petteri Nurmi – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
DEF #4 Ville Ottavainen – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)
DEF #2 Arttu Paaso – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
DEF #10 Kasper Puutio – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
DEF #12 Matias Rajaniemi – Pelicans Lahti (FIN)
FW #22 Roni  Hirvonen – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #20 Patrik Juhola – Ässät Pori (FIN)
FW #18 Konsta  Kapanen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #11 Oliver Kapanen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #16 Roni Karvinen –  SaiPa Lappeenranta (FIN)
FW #27 Feetu  Knihti -Ässät Pori (FIN)
FW #24 Vile Koivunen – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
FW #20 Elias  Koponen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #13 Brad Lambert – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)
FW #19 Juuso Mäenpää – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #25 Sami Päivärinta – Lukko Rauma (FIN)
FW #34 Aatu Räty – Jukurit Mikkeli (FIN)
FW #21 Iivari  Säkkinen – Lukko Rauma (FIN)
FW #29 Kasper Simontaival –  KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #15 Oliver Suni  – Lukko Rauma (FIN)

HC  Antti Pennanen
Updated (04/13/22)