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 1770
Wins 795 Losses 823 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 1093
Goals For 5619 Goals Against 5809
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
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 #29 Harri Säteri- Sibir Novosibirsk (RUS)
GK #31 Janne  Juvonen – Leksands IF (SWE)

DEF #33 Valtteri Kemiläinen – Tappara Tampere (FIN)
DEF #55 Miika Koivisto – Växjö Lakers HC (SWE)

DEF #41 Petteri Nikkilä – Linköping HC (SWE)
DEF #51 Jarkko Parikka – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
DEF #52 Otso Rantakari – Neftehimik Nižnekamsk (RUS)
DEF #4 Axel Rindell – Jukurit Mikkeli (FIN)
DEF #18 Villi Saarijärvi – Lukko Rauma (FIN)
DEF #42 Robin Salo – Örebro HK (SWE)
DEF #6 Tony Sund – Dynamo Riga (LAT)
DEF #50 Jusso Vainio – Växjö Lakers HC (SWE)
FW #15 Miro Aaltonen – SKA St. Petersburg (RUS)
FW #24 Hannes Björninen – Pelicans Lahti (FIN)
FW #40 Kasper Björkqvist – KooKoo Kouvola (FIN)
FW #38 Jere Innala – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
FW #25 Jere Karjalainen – HK Sochi (RUS)
FW #23 Aleksi Klemetti  – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #62 Robert Leino – Örebro HK (SWE)
FW #12 Anton Lundell – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #21 Markus Nurmi – TPS Turku (FIN)
FW #20 Niko Ojamäki – Linköping HC (SWE)
FW  #71 Jusso Puustinen – Sibir Novosibirsk (RUS)
FW #71 Juuso Puustinen – Sibir Novosibirsk (RUS)
FW #13 Mikael Ruohomaa  – Sibir Novosibirsk (RUS)
FW #47 Peter Tiivola – Ässät Pori (FIN)
FW #80 Teemuu Turunen – HC Davos (SUI)
FW #22 Santeri Virtanen – SaiPa Lappeenranta (FIN)

HC Jukka Jalonen
Updated (02/09/20)

Women’s National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Naisleijonat (Women Lions)
Games Played 567
Wins 321 Losses 233 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 360
Goals For 2019 Goals Against 1385
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
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 #2 Meeri Räisänen – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
GK #3 Jenna Silvonen  – Mercyhurst University (USA)
DEF #4 Jenni Hiirikoski – Luleå HF (SWE)
DEF #5 Aino Karppinen – RoKi Rovaniemi (FIN)
DEF #6 Sini Karjalainen – University of Vermont (USA)
DEF #7 Nelli Laitinen – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
DEF #8 Rosa Lindstedt – Brynäs IF (SWE)
DEF #9 Ronja Savolainen  – Luleå HF (SWE)
DEF #10 Minnamari Tuominen – Shenzen KRS Vanke Rays
DEF #11 Ella Viitasuo – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)
FW #12 Sanni Hakala – HV71 (SWE)

FW #13 Elisa Holopainen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #14 Michelle Karvinen – HC Ladies Lugano (SUI)
FW #15 Julia Liikala – HPK Hämeenlinna (FIN)
FW #16 Petra Nieminen – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #17 Matilda Nilsson – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #18 Tanja Niskanen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #19 Jenniina Nylund – St. Cloud State University (USA)
FW #20 Sofianna Sundelin – Team Kuortane (FIN)
FW #21 Susanna Tapani – TEAM FINLAND (FIN)
FW #22 Nora Tulus – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #23 Vivi Vainikka – Luleå HF (SWE)
FW #24 Sanni Vanhanen – Ilves/Tappara (FIN)
FW #25 Emilia Vesa – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)

HC Pasi Mustonen
Updated (04/08/21)

Junior U20 National Team

IIHF Member February 10th, 1928
Homepage Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Facebook Leijonat
Nickname Pikkuleijonat (Little Lions)
Games Played 687
Wins 326 Losses 318 Ties 43
Longest Winning Streak (9) 2016
Longest Unbeaten Streak (9) 2016
Longest Losing Streak (13) 2008-2009
Home Games 145 Away Games 542
Goals For 2476 Goals Against 2175
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 42
Wins 15 Losses 24 Ties 3
Home Games 3 Away Games 39
Goals For 137 Goals Against 185
Click here for Finland U20 All Time Results

ROSTER
GK #30 Joel Blomqvist – Kärpät/Hermes (FIN)
GK #1 Kari Piiroinen – Tappara/TUTO Hockey (FIN)
GK #31 Roope Taponen – Kiekko-Espoo (FIN)

DEF#2 Santeri Hatakka – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
DEF #4 Ville Heinola – Lukko Rauma (FIN)
DEF #35 Mikko Kokkonen – Jukurit Mikkeli (FIN)
DEF #7 Topi Niemelä – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
DEF #10 Kasper Puutio – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
DEF #3 Ruben Rafkin – TPS Turku (FIN)
DEF #12 Matias Rajaniemi – Lathi Pelicans (FIN)
DEF #6 Eemil Viro – TPS Turku (FIN)
FW #20 Samuel Helenius – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)
FW #22 Roni Hirvonen – Ässät Pori (FIN)
FW #13 Roby Järventie – Ilves Tampere (FIN)
FW #36 Benjamin Korhonen – KalPa Kuopio (FIN)
FW #33 Brad Lambert – JYP Jyväskylä (FIN)
FW #15 Anton Lundell – HIFK Helsinki (FIN)
FW #32 Matias Mäntykivi – SaiPa (FIN)
FW #28 Henri Nikkanen – Jukurit Mikkeli (FIN)
FW #27 Juso Pärssinen – TPS Turku (FIN)
FW #23 Mikko Petman – Lukko Rauma (FIN)
FW #19 Petteri Puhakka – Tappara/TUTO Hockey (FIN)
FW #21 Mikael Pyyhtiä – TPS Turku (FIN)
FW #34 Aku Raty – Kärpät Oulu (FIN)
FW #29 Kasper Simontaival – TUTO Hockey Turku

HC  Antti Pennanen
Updated (12/13/20)