Ässät

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Ässät
Ässät Logo.svg
City Pori
League Liiga
Founded 1967 (1967)
Home arena Porin jäähalli (capacity 6,500)
Colours               
General manager Finland Jukka Hirsimäki
Head coach Finland Pekka Rautakallio
Captain Finland Ville Uusitalo

Website
www.assat.com

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.

History[edit]

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
General Manager Jukka Hirsimäki
Sports Director Mika Toivola
Head Coach Pekka Rautakallio
Assistant Coach Jere Härkälä
Assistant Coach Pasi Kaukoranta
Goaltending Coach Jaakko Rosendahl

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated October 03, 2014.[4][5]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
21 Finland Ahlgren, VilleVille Ahlgren LW L 21 2013 Pori, Finland
81 Finland Elo, EeroEero Elo RW R 24 2012 Rauma, Finland
22 United States Hansen, JakeJake Hansen RW R 25 2014 White Bear Lake, Minnesota
26 Canada Hedden, MikeMike Hedden LW L 29 2014 Dunnville, Ontario
93 Finland Heino, HenriHenri Heino C L 28 2013 Lahti, Finland
11 Finland Huhtanen, TuomasTuomas Huhtanen LW L 27 2013 Noormarkku, Finland
12 Finland Huovinen, JoonasJoonas Huovinen C R 20 2014 Oulu, Finland
44 Finland Kerälä, AnttiAntti Kerälä C L 27 2014 Hattula, Finland
19 Finland Keskilohko, HenriHenri Keskilohko F L 19 2014 Pori, Finland
37 Finland Kiilholma, JuhaJuha Kiilholma (A) C L 32 2014 Pori, Finland
72 Finland Kulmala, ArttuArttu Kulmala G L 17 2014 Tampere, Finland
7 Finland Kärki, JarnoJarno Kärki LW L 20 2014 Pori, Finland
6 Finland Lindell, EsaEsa Lindell D L 20 2014 Helsinki, Finland
14 Finland Lähteenmäki, SamiSami Lähteenmäki RW L 25 2012 Loppi, Finland
31 Finland Niemi, MikaMika Niemi C L 26 2009 Pori, Finland
20 Finland Ojamäki, NikoNiko Ojamäki RW R 19 2013 Pori, Finland
9 Finland Parikka, ValtteriValtteri Parikka D L 19 2013 Järvenpää, Finland
63 Finland Parkkonen, PatrikPatrik Parkkonen D L 21 2013 Porvoo, Finland
34 Finland Riksman, JuusoJuuso Riksman G L 37 2013 Helsinki, Finland
29 Finland Rinne, RasmusRasmus Rinne G L 24 2013 Hyvinkää, Finland
71 United States Ryan, MichaelMichael Ryan F L 34 2014 Boston, Massachusetts
87 Finland Saarela, AkeksiAkeksi Saarela C L 17 2014 Helsinki, Finland
47 Finland Sammalkangas, TapioTapio Sammalkangas (A) D L 34 2006 Tampere, Finland
3 United States Stafford, GarrettGarrett Stafford D R 34 2014 Los Angeles, California
52 Finland Uusitalo, VilleVille Uusitalo (C) D L 35 2008 Espoo, Finland
8 Finland Viljanen, ValtteriValtteri Viljanen D R 20 2014 Pori, Finland
23 Finland Vuorisalo, TeemuTeemu Vuorisalo D R 19 2014 Pori, Finland


Retired numbers[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

References[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. ^ "Porin Ässät 2014-2015" (in Finnish). assat.com. Retrieved 2014-10-02. 
  5. ^ "Ässät 2014-15". www.eliteprospects.com. 

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