Mestis

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Mestis
Mestis League Logo.png
Formerly I-Divisioona
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 2000
No. of teams 10
Countries Finland Finland
Most recent champion(s) KooKoo
Most titles Jukurit (4)
TV partner(s) Elisa, Veikkaus
Related competitions SM-liiga, Suomi-sarja
Official website mestis.fi

Mestis (from 'Mestaruussarja', 'Championship series'), is the second-highest ice hockey league in Finland.

The league was established in 2000 to replace the first division. Since 2000, Mestis has been the highest hockey league in Finland that can be reached with playing merits only; the SM-liiga was closed (to teams being relegated or promoted) in 2000. After the 2004–05 season, KalPa was promoted to the SM-liiga, and the league was re-opened in the 2008–09 season.

Clubs[edit]

Team City Home arena, capacity Founded Head coach
Hokki Kajaani Kajaanin jäähalli, 1400 1968 Finland Jari Laukkanen
Jukurit Mikkeli Kalevankankaan jäähalli, 4400 1970 Finland Antti Pennanen
JYP-Akatemia Jyväskylä Synergia-areena, 4365 1974 Finland Jukka Ahvenjärvi
Kiekko-Vantaa Vantaa Trio Areena, 2004 1994 Finland Jami Kauppi
KeuPa HT Keuruu Keuruun Jäähalli, 1100 1995 Finland Jussi Tupamäki
KooKoo Kouvola Kouvolan jäähalli, 6000 1965 Finland Petri Mattila
LeKi Lempäälä Masku Areena, 800 1904 Finland Juha Juujärvi
Peliitat Heinola Versowood Areena, 2975 1984 Finland Lauri Merikivi
SaPKo Savonlinna Talvisalon jäähalli, 2833 1929 Finland Janne Sinkkonen
TUTO Hockey Turku Kupittaan jäähalli, 3000 1929 Finland Ismo Lehkonen

Winners[edit]

Year Champion Silver Bronze
2001 Jukurit TuTo Hermes
2002 Jukurit KooKoo KalPa
2003 Jukurit K-Vantaa KooKoo
2004 KalPa Jukurit Hermes
2005 KalPa Sport TuTo
2006 Jukurit Sport TuTo
2007 Hokki Jukurit Sport
2008 TuTo Hokki Jukurit
2009 Sport Jokipojat Hokki
2010 Jokipojat D-Team KooKoo
2011 Sport Jukurit D-Team
2012 Sport Jokipojat KooKoo
2013 Jukurit KooKoo TuTo
2014 KooKoo Jukurit TuTo

Defunct teams[edit]

External links[edit]

  • Mestis Official website, in Finnish

References[edit]