Lahti Pelicans

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Pelicans
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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 Tomi Lämsä
Captain Finland Juha Leimu
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 OTW OTL Points Goals
for
Goals
against
Rank Postseason
2009–10 58 18 27 6 7 73 166 197 12 Out of Playoffs
2010–11 60 17 37 2 4 59 133 180 14 Saved in relegation
2011–12 60 30 18 9 3 111 213 155 2 Runner-up
2012–13 60 22 28 7 3 83 163 180 11 Out of Playoffs
2013–14 60 25 24 6 5 92 156 155 8 Quarterfinal loss

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated October 04, 2014.[2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
25 Finland Alanne, JoonasJoonas Alanne LW L 24 2013 Rovaniemi, Finland
24 Finland Björninen, HannesHannes Björninen C L 19 2014 Lahti, Finland
33 Finland Eskelinen, ToniToni Eskelinen G L 19 2014 Oulu, Finland
23 Finland Hakulinen, AnreiAnrei Hakulinen LW L 24 2014 Turku, Finland
37 Czech Republic Hrabal, JosefJosef Hrabal D L 29 2014 Přerov, Czechoslovakia
12 Finland Hurri, JoonasJoonas Hurri D L 23 2010 Lahti, Finland
41 Finland Juvonen, JanneJanne Juvonen G L 20 2011 Kiihtelysvaara, Finland
88 Czech Republic Kudelka, TomasTomas Kudelka D L 30 2014 Zlín, Czechoslovakia
10 Finland Lahtela, MikkoMikko Lahtela C L 22 2014 Lahti, 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 (C) D L 31 2013 Tampere, Finland
8 Finland Manelius, NicoNico Manelius D L 23 2014 Vantaa, Finland
19 Finland Mustonen, JoelJoel Mustonen LW L 22 2013 Oulu, Finland
38 Finland Myllyniemi, JereJere Myllyniemi G L 31 2012 Kangasala, Finland
20 Finland Paakkolanvaara, TommiTommi Paakkolanvaara (A) C L 31 2009 Oulunsalo, Finland
5 Finland Pietilä, Juha-PekkaJuha-Pekka Pietilä D R 23 2010 Hollola, Finland
39 Finland Pöyhönen, MarkoMarko Pöyhönen RW L 27 2006 Hollola, Finland
91 Canada Redenbach, TylerTyler Redenbach C L 30 2013 Melville, Saskatchewan, Canada
62 Czech Republic Repik, MichalMichal Repik RW R 25 2014 Vlašim, Czechoslovakia
92 Finland Repo, SebastianSebastian Repo C R 18 2014 Lahti, Finland
6 Finland Ritamäki, JanneJanne Ritamäki LW L 28 2012 Heinola, Finland
42 Finland Rohtla, JesseJesse Rohtla C L 26 2014 Lahti, Finland
57 Finland Saarenheimo, PekkaPekka Saarenheimo C L 32 2012 Oulu, Finland
27 Finland Siikonen, MiskaMiska Siikonen RW L 18 2014 Tampere, Finland
16 United States Smotherman, JordanJordan Smotherman LW L 28 2014 Corvallis, Oregon, United States
7 Finland Sopanen, EetuEetu Sopanen D L 18 2014 Kouvola, Finland
15 Finland Sopanen, ViliVili Sopanen RW R 27 2011 Valkeala, Finland
53 Finland Tuhkanen, NikoNiko Tuhkanen D L 26 2013 Lahti, Finland
22 Finland Tyrväinen, JuhaniJuhani Tyrväinen (A) RW L 24 2014 Seinäjoki, Finland
81 Finland Vartiainen, TaaviTaavi Vartiainen LW L 20 2014 Lahti, Finland
29 Finland Väinölä, VilleVille Väinölä D L 18 2014 Nastola, 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