Kanada-malja

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Kanada-malja
Kanadamalja.jpg
Established 1951
Current holder(s) Kärpät
Awarded to the Playoff champion of the SM-liiga

The Kanada-malja is an ice hockey club championship trophy, awarded annually to the winner of the SM-liiga playoffs. Kanada-malja is Finnish for "Canada Bowl"; the trophy is so named because it was donated by Canada's Finnish community in 1951.[1]

In 1991 a copy of the Kanada-malja was made and the original was given for display at Suomen Jääkiekkomuseo ("The Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame"). After the final game, the champion team of the playoffs is presented with the original Kanada-malja, but afterward the cup is returned to the museum and replaced with the copy.[2]

The original trophy is made of nickel silver and the copy is entirely made of silver.

The winner of the regular season title receives the "Harry Lindbladin muistopalkinto" (Harry Lindblad Memorial Trophy), which is not considered as prestigious as the Kanada-malja.

Past champions[edit]

Year Kanada-malja Champion Champion Silver Silver Bronze Bronze Regular season
champion
1976 TPS Tappara Ässät TPS
1977 Tappara TPS Koovee Tappara
1978 Ässät Tappara TPS Tappara
1979 Tappara Ässät TPS Ässät
1980 HIFK Ässät Kärpät TPS
1981 Kärpät Tappara TPS Tappara
1982 Tappara TPS HIFK TPS
1983 HIFK Jokerit Ilves Jokerit
1984 Tappara Ässät Kärpät Tappara
1985 Ilves TPS Kärpät TPS
1986 Tappara HIFK Kärpät Tappara
1987 Tappara Kärpät HIFK Kärpät
1988 Tappara Lukko HIFK Ilves
1989 TPS JYP Ilves TPS
1990 TPS Ilves Tappara TPS
1991 TPS KalPa HPK TPS
1992 Jokerit JYP HIFK JYP
1993 TPS HPK JYP TPS
1994 Jokerit TPS Lukko TPS
1995 TPS Jokerit Ässät Jokerit
1996 Jokerit TPS Lukko Jokerit
1997 Jokerit TPS HPK Jokerit
1998 HIFK Ilves Jokerit TPS
1999 TPS HIFK HPK TPS
2000 TPS Jokerit HPK TPS
2001 TPS Tappara Ilves Jokerit
2002 Jokerit Tappara HPK Tappara
2003 Tappara Kärpät HPK HPK
2004 Kärpät TPS HIFK TPS
2005 Kärpät Jokerit HPK Kärpät
2006 HPK Ässät Kärpät Kärpät
2007 Kärpät Jokerit HPK Kärpät
2008 Kärpät Blues Tappara Kärpät
2009 JYP Kärpät KalPa JYP
2010 TPS HPK JYP JYP
2011 HIFK Blues Lukko JYP
2012 JYP Pelicans Jokerit KalPa
2013 Ässät Tappara JYP Jokerit
2014 Kärpät Tappara Lukko Kärpät

Teams by number of wins[edit]

Team No. Wins Last win
TPS 10 2010
Tappara 8 2003
HIFK 7 2011
Jokerit 6 2002
Kärpät 6 2014
Ässät 2 2013
JYP 2 2012
HPK 1 2006
Ilves 1 1985

See also[edit]

References[edit]