Lahti Pelicans

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Pelicans
Pelicans.png
City Lahti, Finland
League SM-liiga
Founded 1945 (1945)
Home arena Isku Areena (Capacity 5.530)
Colors               
Owner(s) Pasi Nurminen
Sami Kallinen
Jarno Lindeman
Petri Kumpulainen
Tomi Veijalainen[1]
General manager Ilkka Kaarna
Head coach Finland Hannu Aravirta
Captain Tommi Paakkolanvaara
Media Etelä-Suomen Sanomat
Radio Voima
Affiliates Peliitat (Mestis)
Website pelicans.fi
Franchise history
1891-1945 Viipurin Reipas
1945-1975 Lahden Reipas
1975-1989 Kiekkoreipas
1989-1992 Hockey Reipas
1992-1996 Reipas Lahti
1996-present Pelicans

Pelicans is an ice hockey team playing in the SM-liiga, and formed in 1996. They play in the city of Lahti, Finland at Isku Arena. The team is partially owned by retired NHL goaltender Pasi Nurminen.

Season records[edit]

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by the Pelicans. For the full season-by-season history, see List of SM-liiga seasons

Season Games Won Lost Tie OTL SOL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Rank Playoffs
2007–08 56 33 19 - 4 0 98 176 142 6 Lost in Quarterfinals
2008–09 58 27 27 - 1 3 80 149 145 9 Lost in Wild-card round
2009–10 58 24 27 - 7 0 73 166 197 12 Out of Playoffs
2010–11 60 19 37 - 2 2 59 133 180 14 Out of Playoffs
2011–12 60 39 18 - 3 0 111 213 155 2 Runner-up

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated August 28, 2013.[2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
4 Finland Aronen, MikkoMikko Aronen D L 20 2008 Orimattila, Finland
37 Finland Elimäki, RoopeRoope Elimäki C L 21 2009 Luumäki, Finland
12 Finland Hurri, JoonasJoonas Hurri D L 23 2006 Lahti, Finland
23 Finland Immonen, JarkkoJarkko Immonen C L 30 2011 Kouvola, Finland
22 Czech Republic Jeník, ŠtěpánŠtěpán Jeník D L 21 2013 Prague, Czech Republic
41 Finland Juvonen, JanneJanne Juvonen G L 19 2011 Kiihtelysvaara, Finland
2 Finland Korpikari, OskariOskari Korpikari D L 30 2012 Oulu, Finland
30 Finland Koskenkorva, KimmoKimmo Koskenkorva W L 36 2013 Haukipudas, Finland
26 Finland Latvala, JanJan Latvala (A) D L 42 2007 Jyväskylä, Finland
44 Finland Laurila, HenriHenri Laurila D R 34 2013 Lahti, Finland
9 Finland Leimu, JuhaJuha Leimu (A) D L 31 2013 Tampere, Finland
19 Finland Mustonen, JoelJoel Mustonen C L 21 2013 Oulu, Finland
38 Finland Myllyniemi, JereJere Myllyniemi G L 31 2012 Kangasala, Finland
14 Finland Männikkö, MiikkaMiikka Männikkö RW R 35 2012 Tampere, Finland
30 Norway Narmo, ThomasThomas Narmo G L 20 2013 Lørenskog, Norway
8 Finland Niinimäki, JesseJesse Niinimäki C L 30 2013 Tampere, Finland
20 Finland Paakkolanvaara, TommiTommi Paakkolanvaara (C) C L 31 2009 Oulunsalo, Finland
72 Finland Pekkala, TomiTomi Pekkala RW L 25 2013 Liminka, Finland
5 Finland Pietilä, Juha-PekkaJuha-Pekka Pietilä D R 23 2006 Hollola, Finland
51 Finland Pikkarainen, IlkkaIlkka Pikkarainen RW R 33 2012 Sonkajärvi, Finland
27 Finland Pärssinen, TimoTimo Pärssinen W L 37 2012 Lohja, Finland
39 Finland Pöyhönen, MarkoMarko Pöyhönen RW L 26 2001 Hollola, Finland
91 Canada Redenbach, TylerTyler Redenbach C L 29 2013 Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada
6 Finland Ritamäki, JanneJanne Ritamäki LW L 27 2012 Heinola, Finland
57 Finland Saarenheimo, PekkaPekka Saarenheimo C L 32 2012 Oulu, Finland
70 Czech Republic Smoleňák, RadekRadek Smoleňák W L 27 2012 Prague, Czechoslovakia
15 Finland Sopanen, ViliVili Sopanen RW R 26 2011 Valkeala, Finland
53 Finland Tuhkanen, NikoNiko Tuhkanen D L 26 2013 Lahti, Finland
40 Finland Ylönen, AnttiAntti Ylönen D L 30 2012 Liminka, Finland


Jan Latvala was Pelicans captain for season 2010-11

Team Captains[edit]

NHL alumni[edit]

Retired Numbers[edit]

Coaches[edit]

List of head coaches[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pelicansille uudet omistajat" (in Finnish). Jatkoaika. 2005-04-15. Retrieved 20 December 2011. 
  2. ^ "Joukkue" (in Finnish). www.pelicans.fi. Retrieved 2013-08-28. 

External links[edit]

Media related to Lahti Pelicans at Wikimedia Commons