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Finnish Ice Hockey Association
« on: January 02, 2013, 09:49:04 AM »
Suomen Jääkiekkoliitto
Finlands Ishockeyförbund
Finnish Ice Hockey Association

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Re: Finnish Ice Hockey Association
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 10:17:52 AM »
SM-Liiga
FM-Ligan
Finnish Championship - Professional Ice Hockey League


The SM-Liiga is the top-tier, professional ice-hockey league in Finland.
Founded in 1975, its current commissioner is Jukka-Pekka Vuorinen.
The League has a system of automatic promotion and relegation in place between itself and the Mestis, the second highest level of competition.

There are 16 teams in the League. Each team plays its opponent 4 times, for a total of 64 games per season. Each match consists of 60 minutes regulation time, and in the event of a tie, winner is decided by a four-on-four sudden death, 5-minute overtime. Ties after overtime are decided by a shootout, where each team has three shooters in the beginning. If the game is tied after three shooters, the shootout will be decided by individual shooters against one another until one scores and the other does not. A win in regulation time is worth three points, a win by sudden death overtime two points and loss by sudden death overtime one point. Teams will be ranked by points, and teams tied by points are ranked by goal differential. Teams tied by goal differential as well are ranked by number of goals scored.

The six best teams at the conclusion of regular season proceed directly to quarter-finals. Teams placing between seventh and tenth (inclusive) will play preliminary play-offs best-out-of-three - the two winners take the last two slots to quarter-finals. All series since then are best-of-seven.

Current champions are JYP.

Teams:

HC Ässät from Pori. Home stadium is the Porin Jäähalli
Blues from Espoo. Home stadium is the Barona Areena
HC Dynamo Karelia from Äänislinna. Home stadium is the Dratchev Winter Sports Arena
HIFK from Helsinki. Home stadium is the Helsinki Ice Hall
HPK from Hämeenlinna. Home stadium is the Patria-arena
Ilves from Tampere. Home stadium is the Tampereen jäähalli
JYP from Jyväskylä. Home stadium is the  Synergia-areena
KalPa from Kuopio. Home stadium is the Trust Kapital Arena
Kärpät from Oulu. Home stadium is the Oulun Energia Areena
Pelicans from Lahti. Home stadium is the Kivikylän Areena
SaiPa from Lappeenranta. Home stadium is the Kisapuisto
Tappara from Tampere. Home stadium is the Tampereen jäähalli
TKK Tallinn from Tallinna. Home stadium is the Jeti Jäähall
HK Torpedo Murmansk from Murmanni. Home stadium is the Arctic Ice Arena.
TPS from Turku. Home stadium is the HK Arena
Tartu Kalev-Välk from Tartto (Tartu). Home stadium is the Tartu Lõunakeskuse jäähall
« Last Edit: January 04, 2013, 02:46:34 PM by Finland »
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Re: Finnish Ice Hockey Association
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2013, 07:07:32 AM »
Mestis
Championship Series - Second Division Ice Hockey League


Mestis is the second-highest ice hockey league in Finland.
The league has a system of automatic promotion and relegation with Suomi-sarja, the third-highest league in Finnish ice hockey.

There are fourteen teams, the current champion is Vaasan Sport.

Teams

HC Keski-Uusimaa from Kerava. Home stadium is the Kerava Ice Hall
Hokki from Kajaani. Home stadium is the Kajaani Ice Hall
Jokipojat from Joensuu. Home stadium is the Mehtimäki Ice Hall
Jukurit from Mikkeli. Home stadium is the  Kalevankankaa Ice Hall
JYP-Akatemia from Jyväskylä. Home stadium is the Synergia Arena
Kiekko-Vantaa from Vantaa. Home stadium is the Valtti Arena
KooKoo from Kuovola. Home stadium is the Kuovola Ice Hall
LeKi from Lempäälä. Home stadium is the Masku Arena
Narva PSK from Narva. Home stadium is the Narva Ice Hall
Peliitat from Heinola. Home stadium is the Versowood Arena
SaPKO from Savonlinna. Home stadium is the  Talvisalon Gigantti Arena
Vaasan Sport from Vaasa. Home stadium is the Vaasa Arena
Viru Sputnik from Kohtla-Järve. Home stadium is the Kohtla-Järve Ice Hall
TUTO Hockey from Turku. Home stadium is the Kupittaa Ice Hall
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