KalPa

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KalPa
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City Kuopio, Finland
League SM-liiga
Founded 1929 (1929)
Home arena Trust Kapital Arena
Colours          
Owner(s) KalPa Hockey Oy
Finland Sami Kapanen
Finland Kimmo Timonen
Canada Scott Hartnell
General manager Finland Kimmo Kapanen
Head coach Finland Jari Laukkanen
Captain Finland Sami Kapanen
Affiliate(s) SaPKo (Mestis)

Website
www.kalpa-hockey.fi

The Kalevan Pallo (KalPa) is an ice hockey team in the SM-liiga. They play in Kuopio, Finland at the Trust Kapital Arena.

Team history[edit]

Established in 1929, the full name of the company that runs the representative team is KalPa Hockey Oy. The majority of the company is owned by NHL players Sami Kapanen and Kimmo Timonen. Kapanen is the majority owner, controlling 50.5% of the franchise. Timonen owns 8%, while Timonen's Philadelphia Flyers teammate Scott Hartnell owns 5%.

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout Timonen, Kapanen, and fellow NHL player Adam Hall were playing for KalPa. After winning the Mestis championship, KalPa was returned to the SM-liiga for the 05–06 season, after being relegated 6 years earlier in 1999.

KalPa has won two medals: Silver in 1990–91 season and bronze in 2008–09 season.

Philadelphia Flyers forward Scott Hartnell purchased a minority share of the team after getting financial advice from Kimmo Timonen during a road trip to Boston.

Honors[edit]

Champions[edit]

  • Mestis Championship (2): 2004, 2005

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated December 9, 2012.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
18 Finland Halonen, AnttiAntti Halonen D L 32 2012 Kajaani, Finland
25 Finland Hentunen, JukkaJukka Hentunen RW R 40 2011 Joroinen, Finland
13 Finland Ikonen, JasseJasse Ikonen C/LW L 24 2011 Kuopio, Finland
84 Finland Junnila, JyriJyri Junnila LW R 30 2010 Raahe, Finland
24 Finland Kapanen, SamiSami Kapanen (CInjured Reserve LW L 41 2011 Vantaa, Finland
6 Finland Kauppinen, MarkoMarko Kauppinen (A) D L 35 2011 Mikkeli, Finland
7 Finland Kerälä, AnttiAntti Kerälä C L 27 2012 Hämeenlinna, Finland
21 Finland Kerman, KalleKalle Kerman C L 35 2009 Kuopio, Finland
5 Finland Koivisto, MiikaMiika Koivisto D L 23 2012 Vaasa, Finland
55 Finland Kolehmainen, JanneJanne Kolehmainen LW L 28 2012 Lappeenranta, Finland
52 Finland Koskinen, MikkoMikko Koskinen G L 25 2011 Vantaa, Finland
40 Finland Kukkonen, MikkoMikko Kukkonen D L 26 2003 Siilinjärvi, Finland
14 Finland Lammassaari, PetriPetri Lammassaari RW R 29 2012 Eurajoki, Finland
62 Finland Lehkonen, ArtturiArtturi Lehkonen RW L 19 2012 Piikkiö, Finland
12 Finland Levokari, PauliPauli Levokari Injured Reserve D L 36 2012 Luvia, Finland
38 Sweden Masuhr, AdamAdam Masuhr D R 31 2009 Gävle, Sweden
10 Finland Miettinen, TommiTommi Miettinen (A) C L 38 2009 Kuopio, Finland
15 Finland Riekkinen, JoonasJoonas Riekkinen C L 26 2002 Varpaisjärvi, Finland
50 Finland Riikola, JuusoJuuso Riikola D L 20 2010 Joensuu, Finland
11 Finland Saarinen, OssiOssi Saarinen Injured Reserve LW L 26 2011 Helsinki, Finland
23 Finland Salminen, SakariSakari Salminen D R 26 2010 Pori, Finland
46 Finland Timonen, JussiJussi Timonen D L 31 2008 Kuopio, Finland
4 Finland Toivonen, JuhaJuha Toivonen G L 27 2011 Hattula, Finland
39 Finland Voutilainen, JukkaJukka Voutilainen C R 34 2012 Kuopio, Finland


Honored members[edit]

NHL alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "KalPa Hockey Oy - joukkue" (in Finnish). www.kalpa-hockey.fi. Retrieved 2012-11-26. 

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