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Tappara ("battleaxe") is an ice hockey team in the SM-liiga. They play in Tamperemarker, Finlandmarker at Tampereen jäähallimarker. The team have won 15 league championships (1953, 1954, 1955, 1959, 1961, 1964, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 2003).

Team History

Established in 1955, Tappara was a reformation of the club TBK, an abbreviation of Tammerfors Bollklubb. Today, the full name of the company that owns the club is Tamhockey Oy. Among the most successful teams in Finland, the team has won the Finnish Championship 12 times (and predecessor TBK three times). Tappara is the second most successful team in Finnish ice hockey history, inferior only to its arch-rival Ilves (16 championships).

Their goal song is "Life is Life" by Opus.

Current squad

(As of 13 June 2009)

Goaltenders
Number Player Shoots Contract Place of birth
34 Mika Lehto L 2010 Vammalamarker, Finlandmarker
50 Harri Säteri L 2011 Toijalamarker, Finlandmarker


Defenders
Number Player Shoots Contract Place of birth
4 Miko Malkamäki L 2011 Kokkolamarker, Finlandmarker
10 Pekka Saravo L 2015 Tamperemarker, Finlandmarker
15 Jussi Halme L 2011 Nokiamarker, Finlandmarker
16 Jesse Turkulainen L 2010+1 Stockholmmarker, Swedenmarker
18 Tuukka Mäntylä L 2019 Tamperemarker, Finlandmarker
52 Lasse Korhonen R 2011 Helsinkimarker, Finlandmarker
77 Harri Ilvonen L 2010 Rauma, Finlandmarker
82 Atte Pentikäinen L 2010 Juupajokimarker, Finlandmarker


Forwards
Number Player Shoots Position Contract Place of birth
11 Timo Koskela L LW 2010 Tamperemarker, Finlandmarker
14 Nestori Lähde L RW 2011 Kangasalamarker, Finlandmarker
21 Jori Lehterä L C 2010 Helsinkimarker, Finlandmarker
26 Kim Strömberg L W 2011 Helsinkimarker, Finlandmarker
26 Jonas Enlund L C 2010 Helsinkimarker, Finlandmarker
30 Ville Nieminen L LW 2010 Tamperemarker, Finlandmarker
44 Sami Ryhänen L C 2011 Halikkomarker, Finlandmarker
71 Antti Kangasniemi L C 2011 Tamperemarker, Finlandmarker
73 Niclas Lucenius L LW 2010 Turkumarker, Finlandmarker
81 Jukka Peltola L LW 2012 Tamperemarker, Finlandmarker
87 Tomi Peltonen L W 2010 Tamperemarker, Finlandmarker
-- Martin Tuominen L 2010+2 Loimaamarker, Finlandmarker


Notable Players

Retired Numbers



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