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The Finnishmarker men's national ice hockey team, (Finnish: Leijonat) ("The Lions"), as it is called in Finlandmarker is governed by the Finnish Ice Hockey Association. Finland is considered a member of the "Big Seven", along with Canada, Russia, the USA, Slovakia, Sweden, and the Czech Republic. Finland has a total of 52,597 registered players (1.0 % of its population).

At the 1995 World championships Finland won a gold medal, beating Sweden in the final by a score of 4–1.

In the 2006 Winter Olympics Finland won a silver medal, coming close to winning in the final but succumbing 3–2 to Sweden. Finland's goaltender Antero Niittymäki was named the MVP of the tournament (only 8 goals against in the whole tournament) and Teemu Selänne the best forward of the tournament.

Doug Shedden coached the Finnish national men's ice hockey team in the 2007–08 season. Under Shedden, Finland won bronze. His then-assistant coach Jukka Jalonen succeeded him as the head coach after the tournament.

The national team has retired Jari Kurri's #17 jersey. It currently hangs in Hartwall Areenamarker in Helsinkimarker. Jari Kurri is currently the general manager of the team.

2009 World Championship team

See the roster for information about the team.

Olympic record

  • 1952 - Finished in 7th place
  • 1956 - Did not participate
  • 1960 - Finished in 7th place
  • 1964 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1968 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1972 - Finished in 5th place
  • 1976 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1980 - Finished in 4th place
  • 1984 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1988 - Won silver medal
  • 1992 - Finished in 7th place
  • 1994 - Won bronze medal
  • 1998 - Won bronze medal
  • 2002 - Finished in 6th place
  • 2006 - Won silver medal (roster)


Canada Cup record

  • 1976 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1981 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1984 - Did not participate
  • 1987 - Finished in 6th place
  • 1991 - Finished in 3rd place


World Cup record

  • 1996 - Finished in 5th place
  • 2004 - Won silver medal


World championship record

Year Location Result
1939 Zürichmarker / Baselmarker, Switzerlandmarker Finished in 13th place
1949 Stockholmmarker, Swedenmarker Finished in 7th place
1950 Londonmarker, Great Britainmarker Did not participate
1951 Parismarker, Francemarker Finished in 7th place
1953 Basel / Zurich, Switzerland Did not participate
1954 Stockholm, Sweden Finished in 6th place
1955 Krefeldmarker / Dortmundmarker / Cologne, West Germanymarker Finished in 9th place
1957 Moscowmarker, Soviet Unionmarker Finished in 5th place
1958 Oslomarker, Norwaymarker Finished in 6th place
1959 Praguemarker / Bratislavamarker, Czechoslovakiamarker Finished in 6th place
1961 Genevamarker / Lausannemarker, Switzerland Finished in 7th place
1962 Colorado Springsmarker / Denvermarker, Coloradomarker Finished in 4th place
1963 Stockholm, Sweden Finished in 5th place
1965 Tamperemarker, Finlandmarker Finished in 7th place
1966 Ljubljanamarker, Yugoslavia Finished in 7th place
1967 Viennamarker, Austriamarker Finished in 6th place
1969 Stockholm, Sweden Finished in 5th place
1970 Stockholm, Sweden Finished in 4th place
1971 Bernemarker / Geneva, Switzerland Finished in 4th place
1972 Prague, Czechoslovakia Finished in 4th place
1973 Moscow, Soviet Union Finished in 4th place
1974 Helsinkimarker, Finland Finished in 4th place
1975 Munichmarker / Düsseldorfmarker, West Germany Finished in 4th place
1976 Katowicemarker, Polandmarker Finished in 5th place
1977 Vienna, Austria Finished in 5th place
1978 Prague, Czechoslovakia Finished in 7th place
1979 Moscow, Soviet Union Finished in 5th place
1981 Gothenburgmarker / Stockholm, Sweden Finished in 6th place
1982 Helsinki / Tampere, Finland Finished in 5th place
1983 Düsseldorf / Dortmund / Munich, West Germany Finished in 7th place
1985 Prague, Czechoslovakia Finished in 5th place
1986 Moscow, Soviet Union Finished in 4th place
1987 Vienna, Austria Finished in 5th place
1989 Stockholm / Södertäljemarker, Sweden Finished in 5th place
1990 Berne / Fribourgmarker, Switzerland Finished in 6th place
1991 Turkumarker / Helsinki / Tampere, Finland Finished in 5th place
1992 Prague / Bratislavamarker, Czechoslovakia Won silver medal
1993 Dortmund / Munich, Germanymarker Finished in 7th place
1994 Bolzanomarker / Canazeimarker / Milanomarker, Italymarker Won silver medal
1995 Stockholm / Gävlemarker, Sweden Won gold medal ( roster)
1996 Vienna, Austria Finished in 5th place
1997 Helsinki / Turku / Tampere, Finland Finished in 5th place
1998 Zürich / Basel, Switzerland Won silver medal
1999 Oslo / Lillehammermarker / Hamarmarker, Norway Won silver medal
2000 Saint Petersburgmarker, Russiamarker Won bronze medal
2001 Cologne / Hanovermarker / Nurembergmarker, Germany Won silver medal
2002 Gothenburg / Karlstadmarker / Jönköpingmarker, Sweden Finished in 4th place
2003 Helsinki / Tampere / Turku, Finland Finished in 5th place
2004 Prague / Ostravamarker, Czech Republicmarker Finished in 6th place
2005 Innsbruckmarker / Vienna, Austria Finished in 7th place
2006 Rigamarker, Latviamarker Won bronze medal
2007 Moscow / Mytishchimarker, Russia Won silver medal
2008 Quebec Citymarker / Halifaxmarker, Canada Won bronze medal
2009 Bernemarker / Klotenmarker, Switzerland Finished in 5th place


European championship record

  • 1929 - Not ranked


Notable players



List of head coaches



References




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