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
Nickname: Leijonat (The Lions)
History:
Finland Men Official Results
Finland Men Unofficial Results
Finland Scoring Leaders
Other Facts:
First Official Game Played: January 29th,1928 , 8-1 loss to Sweden
First Unofficial Game Played: March 3rd, 1949, 9-5 loss to Gavle Godtemplares IK
Longest Official Winning Streak: (15) December 16th, 2021- April 30th, 2022
Longest Unofficial Winning Streak: (5) December 30th, 1965-January 30th, 166
Longest Official Unbeaten Streak: (15) December 16th, 2021- April 30th, 2022
Longest Unofficial Unbeaten Streak: (8) September 26th, 1965-December 27th, 1965
Longest Official Losing Streak: (10) March 9th, 1958-February 23rd, 1959
Longest Unofficial Losing Streak: (10) March 3rd, 1949-March 2nd, 1962
Biggest Official Win: 20-1 over Norway March 12th,1947
Biggest Unofficial Win: 13-2 over Lancaster Mooseheads January1st, 1965
Biggest Official Loss: 24-0 to Canada March 3rd,1958
Biggest Unofficial Loss: 11-1 to Czechoslovakia B December 17th, 1950
Medals:
Olympic: Gold: 2022 Silver: 1988, 2006 Bronze: 1994, 1998, 2010, 2014
World Championships: Gold: 1995, 2011, 2019, 2022 Silver: 1992, 1994, 1998, 199, 2001, 2007, 2014, 2016, 2021 Bronze: 2000, 2006, 2008

 

#PROSTERTEAMS
33GKEmil LarmiVäxjö Lakers HC (SWE)
30GKLassi LehtinenMoDo Hockey (SWE)
29GKHarri SäteriEHC Biel-Bienne (SUI)
7DOliwer KaskiHV71 (SWE)
4D Mikko LehtonenZSC Lions (SUI)
3DOlli MäättäDetroit Red Wings (USA)
62DJesper MattilaKalPa Kuopio
50D Juuso RiikolaSCL Tigers (SUI)
2D Rasmus RissanenÖrebro HK (SWE)
18DVili SaarijärviSCL Tigers (SUI)
38DVeli-Matti VittasmäkiTappara Tampere
24FWHannes  BjörninenÖrebro HK (SWE)
64FWMikael Granlund San Jose Sharks (USA)
19FWKonsta HeleniusMikkeli Jukurit
57FW Arttu HyryKärpät Oulu
12FWJere InnalaFrölunda HC (SWE)
15FWJuha JääskäHIFK Helsinki
25FWPekka JormakkaMikkeli Jukurit
27FWOliver KapanenKalPa Kuopio
80FWSaku Mäenalanen SCL Tigers (SUI)
71FWAhti Oksanen IK Oskarshamn (SWE)
81FW Iiro PakarinenHIFK Helsinki
13FWJesse PuljujärviPittsburgh Penguins (USA)
21FW  Patrik PuistolaMikkeli Jukurit
48FWValtteri PuustinenPittsburgh Penguins (USA)
10FW Eemeli Suomi Ilves Tampere
 HCJukka Jalonen(04/07/24)

 

Women’s National Team
IIHF Member: February 10th, 1928
Nickname: Naisleijonat (Women Lions)
History:
Finland Women Official Results
Finland Women Unofficial Results
Finland Women Scoring Leaders
Other Facts:
First Official Game Played: December 26th, 1988, 15-0 win over Switzerland
First Unofficial Game Played: December 28th, 1989, 7-2 win over Harvard University
Longest Official Winning Streak: (13) November 4th, 2016-March 27th, 2017
Longest Unofficial Winning Streak: (3) January 7th, 2017-July 28th, 2020
Longest Official Unbeaten Streak: (14) April 17th, 1994-March 25th, 1995
Longest Unofficial Unbeaten Streak: (3) January 7th, 2017-July 28th, 2020
Longest Official Losing Streak: (8) April 6th-September 3rd, 2005
Longest Unofficial Losing Streak: (3) January 5th-January 7th, 2015
Biggest Official Win: 34-0 over Czechoslovakia April 4th, 1989
Biggest Unofficial Win: 9-1 over Kouvola KooKoo U17 (Boys) July 28th, 2020
Biggest Official Loss: 15-0 to Canada November 12th, 2010
Biggest Unofficial Loss: 8-0 to Kiekko-Espoo (Boys) August 27th, 2020
Medals:
Olympic: Bronze: 1998, 2010, 2018, 2022
World Championships: Silver: 2019 Bronze: 1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015, 2017, 2024
European Championships: Gold: 1989, 1991, 1993, 1995 Bronze: 1996

 

#PROSTERTEAMS
1GKSanni AholaSt. Cloud State University (USA)
36GKAnni KeisalaHV71 (SWE)
31GKTiia PajarinenKiekko-Espoo
6DJenni HiirkoskiLulea HF (SWE)
9DNelli LatinenUniversity of Minnesota (USA)
14DKrista ParkkonenUniversity of Vermont (USA)
7DSanni RantalaKalPa Kuopio
8DEve SavanderMODA Hockey
88DRonja SavolainenLulea HF (SWE)
20FWKaisa-Anna Antti-RoikoKarpat Oulu
10FWEllisa HolopainenKalPa Kuopio
33FWMichelle KarvinenFrolunda HC (SWE)
91FWJulia LiikalaHIFK Helsinki
16FWPetra NieminenLulea HF (SWE)
17FWJenniina NylundBrynas IF (SWE)
22FWJulia SchalinKiekko-Espoo
34FWSofianna SundelinSt. Cloud State University (USA)
77FWSusanna TapaniBoston (PWHL) (USA)
40FWNoora TulusLulea HF (SWE)
24FWViivi VainikkaLulea HF (SWE)
12FWSanni VanhanenHIFK Helsinki
32FWEmilia VesaFrolunda HC (SWE)
 HCJuuso Toivola(03/28/24)

 

U20 National Team
IIHF Member: February 10th, 1928
Nickname: Nuoret Leijonat (The Young Lions)
History:
Finland U20 Official Results
Finland U20 Unofficial Results
Finland U20 Scoring Leaders
Other Facts:
First Official Game Played: December 17th 1976, 5-2 win over Soviet Union
First Unofficial Game Played: September 14th, 1973, 7-7 tie with Soviet Union
Longest Official Winning Streak: (12) November 13th, 2021-August 8th, 2022
Longest Unofficial Winning Streak: (5) August 28th, 2020,-July 28th, 2021
Longest Official Unbeaten Streak:(12) November 13th, 2021-August 8th, 2022
Longest Unofficial Unbeaten Streak: (5) August 28th, 2020,-July 28th, 2021
Longest Official Losing Streak: (13) December 31st, 2007-December 28th, 2008
Longest Unofficial Losing Streak: (10) August 9th, 2005-December 15th, 2010
Biggest Official Win: 19-1 over Switzerland December 28th, 1979
Biggest Unofficial Win: 10-3 over United States White August 3rd, 2015
Biggest Official Loss: 11-4 to Russia September 2nd, 2011
Biggest Unofficial Loss: 14-2 to Provincial Junior All Stars December 21st, 1973
Medals:
World Junior Championships: Gold: 1987, 1998, 2014, 2016, 2019 Silver: 1980, 1981, 1984, 2001, 2022 Bronze: 1982, 1988, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2021

 

#PROSTERTEAMS
30GKNiklas KokkoKarpat Oulu
31GKNoa ValiTPS Turku
1GKEemil VinniJoKP Joensuu
13DKalle Kangas Jokerit Helsinki
4DArttu KarkiSault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (CAN)
6DKasper KulonummiTappara Tampere
10DEmil PieniniemiKarpat Oulu
15DJesse PulkkinenJYP Jyvaskyla
3DOtto SalinHIFK Helsinki
12DJoona VaisanenDubuque Fighting Saints (USA)
21FWSamu BauIlves Tampere
22FWKasper HalttunenLondon Knights (CAN)
29FWLenni HameenahoAssat Pori
19FWKonsta HeleniusJukurit Mikkeli
32FWEmil HemmingTPS Turku
24FWAleksanteri KaskimakiHIFK Helsinki
20FWOiva KeskinenTappara Tampere
25FWMax KoskipirttiMichigan Tech University (USA)
18FWRasmus KumpulainenOshawa Generals (CAN)
28FWJere LassilaJYP Jyvaskyla
34FWTommi MannisatoMichigan State University
36FWJanne NaukkarinenSaiPa
33FWJani NymanIlves Tampere
 HCLuari Mikkola(12/23/23)


Homepage:
Finnish Ice Hockey Association

Multimedia:
Facebook:
Leijonat.fi