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 1818
Wins 828 Losses 838 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 696 Away Games 1122
Goals For 5752 Goals Against 5900
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 #29  Harri Säteri – EHC Biel-Bienne (SUI)
GK #35 Niclas Westerholm – SaiPa Lappeenranta (FIN)

DEF #3 Niklas Friman – , Brynäs IF (SWE)
DEF #6 Tommi Kivistö –  Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
DEF #4 Mikko Lehtonen -ZSC Lions (SUI)
DEF #40  Petteri Lindbohlundam – Frölunda HC (SWE)
DEF #41 Ilari  Melart – Oulun Kärpät  (FIN)
DEF #2 Ville Pokka – Färjestad BK (SWE)
DEF #50 Jusso  Riikola –  IK Oskarshamn (SWE)
DEF #18 Vili  Saarijärvi – SCL Tigers (SUI)
DEF #52 Mikael Seppälä –  Tappara Tampere (FIN)
FW #15 Miro Aaltonen – EHC Kloten (SUI)
FW #48 Joose Antonen – KooKoo Kouvola
FW #12 Marko Anttila – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
FW #24 Hannes Björninen –  Brynäs IF (SWE)
FW #46  Anrei  Hakulinen – Lukko Rauma (FIN)
FW #23 Jooma Ikonen -Ilves Tampere (FIN)
FW #33 Jere Innala – Frölunda HC (SWE)
FW #91 Juho Lammikko -ZSC Lions (SUI)
FW #21  Jori  Lehterä – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
FW #72 Eetu Liukas – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
FW #39 Waltteri Merelä – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
FW #22 Aapeli  Räsänen –  KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #81 Iiro Pakarinen – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #74 Antti  Suomela – IK Oskarshamn (SWE)
HC Jukka Jalonen
Updated (10/31/22)

Women’s National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Naisleijonat (Women Lions)
Games Played 604
Wins 342 Losses 249 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 216 Away Games 388
Goals For 2129 Goals Against 1475
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 #30 Emilia Kyrkkö- Team Kuortane(FIN)
GK #31 Tiia Pajarinen – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
DEF #14 Ada Eronen -Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
DEF #6 Jenni Hiirikoski – Luleå HF (SWE)
DEF #5 Oona  Koukkula – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
DEF #4 Rosa  Lindstedt – Brynäs IF (SWE)
DEF #2 Adalmiina Makkonen -KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
DEF #7 Sanni Rantala – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
DEF #88 Ronja Savolainen – Luleå HF (SWE)
DEF #8 Ella Viitasuo – HV71 (SWE)
DEF #11 Siiri  Yrjölä –  HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #15 Oona Havana –  Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
FW #10 Elisa Holopainen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #27 Julia Liikala – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #23 Anni Montonen – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
FW #16 Petra Nieminen – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #22 Jenna Pirttijärv – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #19 Emmi Rakkolainen – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
FW #20 Anna-Kaisa Antti-Roiko –  Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
FW #26 Sara Säkkinen – AIK Stockholm (SWE)
FW #40 Noora Tulus – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #12 Sanni Vanhanen – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #24 Vivi Vainikka –  Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #32 Emilia Vesa – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #25 Kiira Yrjänen – HV71 (SWE)
HC Juuso Toivola
Updated (10/31/22)

Junior U20 National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Pikkuleijonat (Little Lions)
Games Played 715
Wins 351 Losses 321 Ties 43
Longest Winning Streak (9) 2016
Longest Unbeaten Streak (9) 2016
Longest Losing Streak (13) 2008-2009
Home Games 147 Away Games 568
Goals For 2586 Goals Against 2226
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 54
Wins 24 Losses 27 Ties 3
Home Games 3 Away Games 51
Goals For 199 Goals Against 232
Click here for Finland U20 All Time Results

ROSTER
GK #30 Aku  Koskenvuo – Harvard University (USA)
GK #31 Jani  Lampinen – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
DEF #6 Kalle  Ervasti –  Lukko Rauma(FIN)
DEF #21 Aleksi  Heimosalmi – Ässät Pori (FIN)
DEF #9 Aron  Kiviharju –  TPS Turku(FIN)
DEF #7 Aleksi Malinen – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)
DEF #4 Ville Ruotsalainen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
DEF #3 Otto Salin – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
DEF #2  Jimi Suomi – TPS Turku (FIN)
DEF #10 Topias  Vilén – Pelicans Lahti (FIN)
FW #12Lenni Hämeenaho – Ässät Pori (FIN)
FW #29 Niko  Huuhtanen – Jukurit Mikkeli (FIN)
FW #25 Konsta Kapanen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #25 Oliver Kapanen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #17 Joakim Kemell – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)
FW #27 Feetu Knihti –  Ässät Pori (FIN)
FW #24 Ville Koivunen – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
FW #19 Verner Miettinen – Fargo Force (USA)
FW #22 Jani Nyman – IIves Tampere (FIN)
FW #28 Sami Päivärinta – Lukko Rauma (FIN)
FW #16 Topi Rönni – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
FW #23 Kalle Väisänen – TPS Turku (FIN)

HC Tomi Lämsä
Updated (10/31/22)