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 1783
Wins 803 Losses 828 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 677 Away Games 1106
Goals For 5648 Goals Against 5832
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 #31 Janne  Juvonen – Leksands IF (SWE)
GK #29 Harri Säteri- Sibir Novosibirsk (RUS)

GK #45 Jussi Olkinuora – Metallurg Magnitogorsk (RUS)

DEF #7 Oliwer KaskiAvangard Omsk (RUS)
DEF #50 Mikko Koivisto – Växjö Lakers HC (SWE)
DEF #40 Petteri Lindbohm – EHC Biel-Bienne (SUI)
DEF #3 Olli Määttä – Los Angeles Kings (USA)
DEF #39 Kim Nousiainen – KalPa (FIN)
DEF #55 Atti Ohtamaa – Lokomotiv Yaroslavl (RUS)
DEF #2 Ville Pokka – Avangard Omsk (RUS)
DEF #61 Axel Rindell – Jukurit Mikkeli (FIN)
DEF #52 Mikael Seppälä  – KalPa (FIN)
DEF #6 Tony Sund – HC Davos (SUI)
FW #12 Marko Anttila – Jokerit Helsink (FIN)
FW #24 Hannes Björninen – Pelicans Lahti (FIN)
FW #21 Jere Innala – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
FW #25 Jere Karjalainen – HK Sochi (RUS)
FW #27 Petri Kontiola – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
FW #15 Anton Lundell – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #80 Saku Mäenalanen – Jokerit Helsink (FIN)
FW #20 Niko Ojamäk – Linköping HC (SWE)
FW #81 Iiro Pakarinen – Jokerit Helsink (FIN)
FW #48 Valtteri Puustinen – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
FW #13 Mikael Ruohomaa  – Sibir Novosibirsk (RUS)
FW #22 Arttu Ruotsalainen – Buffalo Sabres (USA)
FW #76 Jere Sallinen – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #47 Peter Tiivola – Ässät Pori (FIN)
FW #38 Teemu Turunen – HC Davos (SUI)

HC Jukka Jalonen
Updated (05/18/21)

Women’s National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Naisleijonat (Women Lions)
Games Played 575
Wins 325 Losses 237 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 207 Away Games 368
Goals For 2037 Goals Against 1401
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 #1 Anni Keisala – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
GK #18 Meeri Räisänen – JYP U20 Akatemia (FIN)
GK #31 Jenna Silvonen  – Mercyhurst University (USA)
DEF #6 Jenni Hiirikoski – Luleå HF (SWE)
DEF #5 Aino Karppinen – RoKi Rovaniemi (FIN)
DEF #21 Sini Karjalainen – University of Vermont (USA)
DEF #9 Nelli Laitinen – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
DEF #4 Rosa Lindstedt – Brynäs IF (SWE)
DEF #88 Ronja Savolainen  – Luleå HF (SWE)
DEF #15 Minnamari Tuominen – K-Espoo (FIN)
DEF #8 Ella Viitasuo – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
FW #23 Sanni Hakala – HV71 (SWE)

FW #10 Elisa Holopainen – K-Espoo (FIN)
FW #33 Michelle Karvinen – Finland (FIN)
FW #27 Julia Liikala – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #16 Petra Nieminen – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #20 Matilda Nilsson – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #61 Tanja Niskanen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #25 Jenniina Nylund – St. Cloud State University (USA)
FW #26 Sofianna Sundelin – Team Kuortane (FIN)
FW #27 Susanna Tapani – Finland (FIN)
FW #40 Nora Tulus – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #24 Vivi Vainikka – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #12 Sanni Vanhanen – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
FW #22 Emilia Vesa – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)

HC Pasi Mustonen
Updated (08/06/21)

Junior U20 National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Pikkuleijonat (Little Lions)
Games Played 693
Wins 331 Losses 319 Ties 43
Longest Winning Streak (9) 2016
Longest Unbeaten Streak (9) 2016
Longest Losing Streak (13) 2008-2009
Home Games 145 Away Games 548
Goals For 2495 Goals Against 2183
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 #31 Ako Koskenvuo – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
GK #30 Juho Markkanen – SaiPa (FIN)

DEF #2 Karria Aho -Ilves Tampere (FIN)
DEF #10 Kalle Ervasti – Lukko Rauma (FIN)
DEF #8 Hannes Häkkilä – Jukurit Mikkeli (FIN)
DEF #4 Aleksi Malinen – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)
DEF #7 Artto Paaso – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
DEF #9 Jiri Pärssinen – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
DEF #14 Christoffer Sedoff – No Club
DEF #3Topias Vilén – Pelicans Lahti (FIN)
FW #16 Aatu  Jämsen – Pelicans Lahti (FIN)
FW #27 Feetu Knihti – Ässät Pori (FIN)
FW #11 Oliver Kapanen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #23 Joakim Kemell – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)
FW #20 Joona Korhonen –  Ilves Tampere (FIN)
FW #17 Santerii Koskela – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)
FW #19 Juuso Mäenpää – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #22 Joel Määttä – University of Vermont (USA)
FW #24 Viljami Marjala – No Club
FW #29 Kalle Myllymaa – Ässät Pori (FIN)
FW #28 Eero Niemi – Ässät Pori (FIN)
FW #26 Jani Nyman – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
FW #13 Rasmas Ruusunen – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #21 Iivari Säkkinen – Lukko Rauma (FIN)
FW #25 Jesse Seppälä – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)

HC  Antti Pennanen
Updated (08/28/21)