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For the Association football club, see Ässät (football).
Ässät Logo.svg
City Pori
League Liiga
Founded 1967 (1967)
Home arena Porin jäähalli (capacity 6,500)
General manager Finland Jukka Hirsimäki
Head coach Finland Pekka Virta
Captain Finland Ville Uusitalo


Ässät (Finnish for aces) is an ice hockey club based in the town of Pori, Finland. They play in the Finnish elite league, Liiga. They play in at the Porin jäähalli in Isomäki. This arena is known for its intense atmosphere and for being hard place for visiting teams to achieve desired results.[1]

The full name of the company operating the team is at present HC Ässät Pori Oy. They have won three Finnish Championships in ice hockey (1971, 1978, 2013), and several other medals — most recently silver in 2006. In addition both Karhut and RU-38 were one-time champions each.


The club was established in 1967 when two local clubs, Karhut and RU-38 merged. Ässät has also played football from 1967 to 1981. For a few seasons they played in the Mestaruussarja (‘championship series’), after they were given RU-38’s place in this competition.

Team Staff[edit]

Updated December 21, 2013.[2][3]

Title Staff Member
Sports Director Mika Toivola
General Manager Jukka Hirsimäki
Head Coach Pekka Virta
Assistant Coach Sami Karppinen
Assistant Coach Jere Härkälä
Goaltending Coach Jaakko Rosendahl


Current roster[edit]

Updated December 22, 2013.[4][5]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
21 Finland Ahlgren, VilleVille Ahlgren F L 20 2013 Pori, Finland
81 Finland Elo, EeroEero Elo RW R 24 2012 Rauma, Finland
44 Canada Groulx, DannyDanny Groulx D L 33 2013 LaSalle, Quebec
10 Finland Hagman, NiklasNiklas Hagman (A) LW L 34 2013 Espoo, Finland
93 Finland Heino, HenriHenri Heino C L 28 2013 Lahti, Finland
11 Finland Huhtanen, TuomasTuomas Huhtanen LW L 27 2013 Noormarkku, Finland
7 Finland Kärki, JarnoJarno Kärki F L 19 2009 Pori, Finland
26 Finland Kojo, MarkusMarkus Kojo D L 20 2008 Pori, Finland
28 Czech Republic Kreps, KamilKamil Kreps C R 29 2013 Litomerice, Czech Republic
14 Finland Lähteenmäki, SamiSami Lähteenmäki Injured Reserve RW L 25 2012 Riihimäki, Finland
82 Finland Lammikko, JuhoJuho Lammikko LW L 18 2011 Noormarkku, Finland
45 Finland Lehtinen, OskariOskari Lehtinen LW R 20 2013 Turku, Finland
24 Finland Malkamäki, MikoMiko Malkamäki D L 26 2010 Kokkola, Finland
58 Finland Marttinen, JyriJyri Marttinen (A) D L 32 2012 Jyväskylä, Finland
53 Finland Mutanen, SamiSami Mutanen LW L 30 2010 Joensuu, Finland
31 Finland Niemi, MikaMika Niemi C L 26 2003 Pori, Finland
20 Finland Ojamäki, NikoNiko Ojamäki RW R 19 2010 Pori, Finland
9 Finland Parikka, ValtteriValtteri Parikka D L 19 2013 Järvenpää, Finland
63 Finland Parkkonen, PatrikPatrik Parkkonen D L 21 2012 Porvoo, Finland
49 Finland Pihlman, TuomasTuomas Pihlman W L 31 2012 Espoo, Finland
34 Finland Riksman, JuusoJuuso Riksman G L 37 2013 Helsinki, Finland
29 Finland Rinne, RasmusRasmus Rinne G L 24 2013 Hyvinkää, Finland
47 Finland Sammalkangas, TapioTapio Sammalkangas (A) D L 34 2006 Tampere, Finland
72 Finland Sillanpää, SeveriSeveri Sillanpää C L 26 2002 Pori, Finland
16 United States Smith, AustinAustin Smith (L) RW R 25 2002 DallaslDallas, Texas
33 Finland Taimi, TommiTommi Taimi D R 24 2011 Pori, Finland
84 Sweden Umicevic, DraganDragan Umicevic RW R 29 2008 Dubica, Bosnia and Herzegovina
52 Finland Uusitalo, VilleVille Uusitalo (C) D L 35 2008 Espoo, Finland

Retired numbers[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]


  1. ^ "Juhani Tammisen Sport tarrasi momentumiinsa Porissa ‘Juhani Tamminen’s Sport Vaasa hang on to their momentum in Pori". Helsinki: Helsingin Sanomat. 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  2. ^ "Ässät". pointstreak.com. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  3. ^ "Etusivu > Joukkue > Johtoryhmä". Ässät. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Ässät 2013-14" (in Finnish). www.assat.com. Retrieved 2013-12-22. 
  5. ^ "Ässät 2013-14". www.eliteprospects.com. 

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