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 1839
Wins 838 Losses 847 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 707 Away Games 1132
Goals For 5822 Goals Against 5954
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 #31 Juna Jatkola – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
GK #32 Emil Larmi – Växjö Lakers HC (SWE)
DEF #36 Elmeri Eronen-  Timrå IK (SWE)
DEF #3 Niklas Friman – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
DEF #7 Oliwer Kaski – HV71 (SWE)
DEF #13 Valtteri Kemiläinen – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
DEF #62 Jesper Mattila –  KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
DEF #4 Tarmo Reunanen –  Lukko Rauma (FIN))
DEF #2 Rasmus Rissanen – Örebro HK (SWE)
DEF #6 Tony Sund – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
DEF #22 Toni Utunen  –  Pelicans Lahti (FIN)
DEF #33 Veli-Matti Vittasmäki – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
FW #15 Miro Aaltonen – EHC Kloten Flyers (SUI)
FW #24 Hannes  Björninen – Örebro HK (SWE)
FW #19 Henrik Borgström – HV71 (SUI)
FW #37 Eemil Erholtz – Ässät Pori (FIN)
FW #25 Henrik Haapala – Lausenne HC (SUI)
FW #23 Niko Huuhtanen – ukurit Mikkeli (FIN)
FW #57 Arttu Hyry – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
FW #51 Juha Jääskä – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #46 Joona Luoto – SC Bern (SUI)
FW #61 Markus Nummi – TPS Turku (FIN)
FW #21 Patrik  Puistola – Jukurit Mikkeli (FIN)
FW #20 Sampo Ranta – MODO Hockey (SWE)
FW #39 Sebastian Reppo – Lukko Rauma (FIN)
FW #74 Antti  Suomela – Lausanne HC (SUI)
FW #10 Eemeli Suomi – Ilves Tampere (FIN)

HC Jukka Jalonen
Updated (02/03/24)

Women’s National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Naisleijonat (Women Lions)
Games Played 624
Wins 358 Losses 253 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 220 Away Games 404
Goals For 2212 Goals Against 1506
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 – HV71 (SWE)
GK #31  Tiia Pajarinen –  Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
DEF #11 Ada  Eronen  – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
DEF #6 Jenni  Hiirikoski – Luleå HF (SWE)
DEF #2 Sini Karjalainen – Brynäs IF (SWE)
DEF #15 Oona Koukkula – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
DEF #7 Sanni Rantala – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
DEF #8 Eve Savander – MODO Hockey (SWE)
DEF #88 Ronja Savolainen – Luleå HF (SWE)
DEF #5  Siiri Yrjölä  – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #20 Anna-Kaisa Antti-Roiko – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
FW #10 Elisa  Holopainen –  KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #33 Michele Karvinen – Frölunda HC (SWE)
FW #91 Julia Liikala – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #16 Petra Nieminen – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #28 Jenniina Nylund – Brynäs IF (SWE)
FW #22 Julia Schalin – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
FW #21 Lisette Täks – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
FW #77  Susanna Tapani – Minnesota, (PWHL) (USA)
FW #40 Nora Tulus – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #12 Sanni Vanhanen – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #24 Viivi Vainikka – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #32 Emilia Vesa – , Frölunda HC (SWE)
FW #25 Kiira Yrjänen – HV71 (SWE)

HC Juuso Toivola
Updated (01/30/24)

Junior U20 National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Pikkuleijonat (Little Lions)
Games Played 730
Wins 359 Losses 328 Ties 43
Longest Winning Streak (9) 2016
Longest Unbeaten Streak (9) 2016
Longest Losing Streak (13) 2008-2009
Home Games 147 Away Games 583
Goals For 2634 Goals Against 2275
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, 2022
Bronze: 1982, 1988, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006,2021
Finland vs Others
Games Played 57
Wins 26 Losses 28 Ties 3
Home Games 3 Away Games 54
Goals For 208 Goals Against 241
Click here for Finland U20 All Time Results

ROSTER
GK #30 Niklas Kokko –  Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
GK #31 Noa Val – TPS Turku (FIN)
GK #1 Eemil Vinni – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
DEF #13 Kalle Kangas  – Jokerit Helsinki (FIN)
DEF #4 Arttu Kärki –  Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (CAN)
DEF #6 Kasper Kulonummi  – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
DEF #10 Emil Pieniniemi – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
DEF #15 Jesse  Pulkkinen – JYP Jyväskylä(FIN)
DEF #3 Otto  Salin – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
DEF #2 Veeti  Väisänen – KooKoo Kouvola (FIN)
DEF #12 Joona Väisänen – Dubuque Fighting Saints (USA)
FW #21  Samu, Bau -Ilves Tampere (FIN)
FW #22 Kasper Halttunen – London Knights (CAN)
FW #29 Lenni Hämeenaho – Assat Pori (FIN)
FW #19 Konsta Helenius -Jukurit Mikkeli (FIN)
FW #32 Emil  Hemming – TPS Turku (FIN)
FW #24 Aleksanteri, Kaskimäk – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #20 Oiva, Keskinen – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
FW #23 Jesse  Kiiskinen –  Pelicans Lahti (FIN)
FW #25 Max Koskipirtt – Michigan Tech University (USA)
FW #18 Rasmus Kumpulainen – Oshawa Generals (CAN)
FW #28 Jere Lassila -JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)
FW #34 Tommi Männistö – Michigan State  University (USA)
FW #36  Janne Naukkarinen – SaiPa FIN)
FW #33 Jani Nyman – Ilves Tampere (FIN)

HC Lauri Mikkola
Updated (12/20/23)