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TPS
City Turku
League SM-liiga
Founded 1922 (1922)
Home arena HK Arena (capacity 11,820)
Colours          
Owner(s) TPS Turku ry (37 %)
VMP Oy
Miikka Kiprusoff
TS-Yhtymä
Mikko and Saku Koivu
General manager Finland Niklas Österlund
Head coach Finland Kai Suikkanen
Captain Finland Petteri Nummelin

Website
hc.tps.fi

TPS or Turun Palloseura is an ice hockey team and 10-time champion of SM-liiga and 1-time champion of SM-sarja. They play in Turku, Finland, at the HK Arena. In terms of championships, TPS is the most successful team in SM-liiga history.

Team history[edit]

TPS was established in 1922 as Turun Palloseura, from which the acronym derives. The club began ice hockey activities after 1929. Today, the full name of the company that owns the ice hockey team is HC TPS Turku Oy.

TPS has won the Finnish Championship in ice hockey 11 times: 1956, 1976, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2010. Only Tampere teams Ilves and Tappara have won more titles, in the SM-Sarja. TPS has more SM-Liiga titles. Coach Hannu Jortikka led the club to total of six Championships in 1989-91 and 1999-2001. TPS have also won 2 Finnish Cups, a European Cup: 1994, a European Hockey League: 1997 and a Super Cup in 1997.

Vladimir Yurzinov used to be the coach of TPS in 1992-1998. The team is currently coached by Juha Pajuoja.

NHL players from TPS include for example Saku Koivu, Mikko Koivu, Miikka Kiprusoff, Sami Salo, Niko Kapanen, Jere Lehtinen, Antero Niittymäki and Lauri Korpikoski.

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated September 25, 2014.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
20 Finland Friman, NiklasNiklas Friman D L 21 2011 Rauma, Finland
67 Canada Gysbers, SimonSimon Gysbers D R 27 2014 Richmond Hill, Ontario
53 Finland Honkanen, ManuManu Honkanen LW R 18 2013 Turku, Finland
1 Finland Hokkanen, KalleKalle Hokkanen G L 19 2014 Lieto, Finland
31 Finland Järvinen, KristianKristian Järvinen G L 22 2014 Turku, Finland
40 Finland Karhu, NikoNiko Karhu D L 21 2012 Turku, Finland
10 Finland Karvinen, OttoOtto Karvinen RW L 24 2014 Vantaa, Finland
26 Finland Keskitalo, MiroMiro Keskitalo D L 18 2014 Vantaa, Finland
60 Finland Koskiranta, TeroTero Koskiranta (A) C L 30 2012 Paimio, Finland
56 Finland Kulmala, RasmusRasmus Kulmala LW L 20 2011 Alastaro, Finland
17 Lithuania Kumeliauskas, TadasTadas Kumeliauskas C R 23 2013 Elektrėnai, Lithuania
19 United States Lasch, RyanRyan Lasch RW R 27 2014 Lake Forest, California
35 Finland Lassila, TeemuTeemu Lassila G L 31 2014 Helsinki, Finland
55 Finland Lämsä, TeemuTeemu Lämsä C R 18 2013 Turku, Finland
54 Finland Lehtonen, MikkoMikko Lehtonen D L 20 2011 Turku, Finland
46 Finland Lindsten, JasperJasper Lindsten C L 20 2012 Salo, Finland
63 Finland Lucenius, NiclasNiclas Lucenius C L 25 2013 Turku, Finland
87 Czech Republic Nakladal, JakubJakub Nakladal D R 26 2014 Pardubice, Czechoslovakia
3 Finland Nummelin, PetteriPetteri Nummelin (C) D L 41 2014 Turku, Finland
84 Finland Pikkarainen, IlkkaIlkka Pikkarainen RW R 33 2014 Sonkajärvi, Finland
47 Finland Pulli, MatiasMatias Pulli D R 19 2013 Raisio, Finland
96 Finland Rantanen, MikkoMikko Rantanen RW L 17 2012 Nousiainen, Finland
45 Finland Salo, NiklasNiklas Salo F L 20 2013 Somero, Finland
16 Canada Seigo, StevenSteven Seigo D R 24 2013 Edenwold, Saskatchewan
22 Finland Seikola, MarkusMarkus Seikola D R 32 2013 Laitila, Finland
70 Czech Republic Smolenak, RadekRadek Smolenak LW L 27 2014 Prague, Czechoslovakia
29 Finland Sointu, MatiasMatias Sointu LW L 24 2013 Tampere, Finland
32 Finland Tukonen, LauriLauri Tukonen (A) LW R 28 2014 Hyvinkää, Finland
27 Finland Virtala, MarkoMarko Virtala (A) C/RW L 29 2010 Uusikaupunki, Finland
25 Finland Vittasmäki, Veli-MattiVeli-Matti Vittasmäki D L 24 2008 Turku, Finland
18 Finland Vähätalo, JuliusJulius Vähätalo C/LW L 19 2013 Vahto, Finland


Staff[edit]

Honored numbers[edit]

Notable alumni[edit]

Seasonal history[edit]

Season by Season records
Season GP W L D OTW P GF GA Coach Final position
1940–41 7 0 7 0 0 0 5 23 8th
1941–42 No season completed due to war
1942–43 7 5 1 1 0 11 23 9 2nd
1943–44 7 5 1 1 0 11 29 8 No season completed due to war
1944–45 8 5 2 1 0 11 27 17 4th
1945–46 8 3 4 1 0 7 30 48 6th
1946–47 8 3 5 0 0 6 42 76 6th
1947–48 6 0 6 0 0 0 12 74 7th
1948–49 Didn't compete on the top level
1949–50 Didn't compete on the top level
1950–51 Didn't compete on the top level
1951–52 Didn't compete on the top level
1952–53 10 7 3 0 0 14 53 38 Bronze
1953–54 8 5 2 1 0 11 38 29 4th
1954–55 8 6 1 1 0 13 45 17 Esko Pekkalainen Silver
1955–56 8 6 2 0 0 12 31 28 Pentti Lumikko Gold
1956–57 8 6 2 0 0 12 40 22 Esko Pekkalainen Silver
1957–58 8 3 3 2 0 8 43 39 Esko Pekkalainen 4th
1958–59 18 9 8 1 0 19 67 53 Esko Pekkalainen 5th
1959–60 18 8 7 3 0 19 68 81 Esko Pekkalainen 6th
1960–61 18 8 5 5 0 21 73 58 4th
1961–62 18 5 12 1 0 11 52 65 9th
1962–63 Didn't compete on the top level Norwel Olsen
1963–64 18 7 10 1 0 15 80 60 Norwel Olsen 8th
1964–65 18 9 7 2 0 20 51 63 Pertti Nieminen 4th
1965–66 20 10 7 3 0 23 66 58 Pertti Nieminen 4th
1966–67 22 15 6 1 0 31 91 56 Pertti Nieminen Silver
1967–68 20 5 13 2 0 12 64 82 10th
1968–69 Didn't compete on the top level Rauli Virtanen
1969–70 22 13 5 4 0 30 107 67 4th
1970–71 22 6 14 2 0 14 71 101 9th
1971–72 32 17 13 2 0 36 141 104 Juhani Wahlsten 7th
1972–73 36 9 22 5 0 23 126 182 Matias Helenius 9th
1973–74 36 10 20 6 0 26 133 179 Matias Helenius 8th
1974–75 36 15 17 4 0 34 153 156 Reima Särös 5th
1975–76 36 25 6 5 0 55 194 113 Raimo Määttänen Gold
1976–77 36 23 10 3 0 49 187 129 Raimo Määttänen Silver
1977–78 36 22 11 3 0 47 180 123 Raimo Määttänen Bronze
1978–79 36 18 14 4 0 40 144 123 Raimo Määttänen Bronze
1979–80 36 26 6 4 0 56 210 123 Raimo Määttänen 4th
1980–81 36 22 9 5 0 49 213 141 Juhani Wahlsten Bronze
1981–82 36 23 7 6 0 52 180 120 Juhani Wahlsten Silver
1982–83 36 18 13 5 0 41 145 131 Juhani Wahlsten 5th
1983–84 37 23 13 1 0 47 150 117 Matti Keinonen 4th
1984–85 36 24 10 2 0 50 163 124 Matti Keinonen Silver
1985–86 36 18 13 5 0 41 153 139 Juhani Tamminen 4th
1986–87 44 22 16 6 0 50 198 194 Juhani Tamminen 4th
1987–88 44 22 19 3 0 47 206 182 Juhani Tamminen 5th
1988–89 44 29 10 5 0 63 209 120 Hannu Jortikka Gold
1989–90 44 31 10 3 0 65 175 100 Hannu Jortikka Gold
1990–91 44 27 12 5 0 59 168 109 Hannu Jortikka Gold
1991–92 44 29 14 1 0 59 181 153 Hannu Jortikka 5th
1992–93 48 28 12 8 0 64 178 138 Vladimir Yurzinov Gold
1993–94 48 34 14 0 0 68 227 124 Vladimir Yurzinov Silver
1994–95 50 30 17 3 0 63 219 149 Vladimir Yurzinov Gold
1995–96 50 33 12 5 0 71 216 141 Vladimir Yurzinov Silver
1996–97 50 32 11 7 0 71 191 105 Vladimir Yurzinov Silver
1997–98 48 30 12 6 0 66 162 111 Vladimir Yurzinov 5th
1998–99 54 37 10 7 0 81 179 107 Hannu Jortikka Gold
1999–00 54 39 10 5 0 83 232 118 Hannu Jortikka Gold
2000–01 56 36 16 4 0 76 186 115 Hannu Jortikka Gold
2001–02 56 32 21 3 0 69 154 111 Kari Jalonen 4th
2002–03 56 24 26 6 0 56 138 138 Kari Jalonen 8th
2003–04 56 35 14 7 0 80 169 112 Jukka Koivu Silver
2004–05 56 22 16 18 8 92 146 142 Jukka Koivu 6th
2005–06 56 14 23 19 11 72 119 135 Hannu Jortikka 10th
2006–07 56 23 22 11 6 86 167 155 Hannu Jortikka 9th
2007–08 56 18 27 11 2 67 130 164 Hannu Virta 10th
2008–09 58 21 27 10 7 80 133 159 Hannu Virta until Oct 2008, after that Kai Suikkanen 8th
2009–10 58 25 25 8 6 89 169 169 Kai Suikkanen Gold
2010–11 60 12 32 16 8 60 134 186 Heikki Leime until Oct 2010, then Riku-Petteri Lehtonen until Jan 2011, after that Jukka Koivu 13th
2011–12 60 21 30 9 6 78 134 180 Pekka Virta 10th
2012–13 60 12 28 20 8 64 144 181 Pekka Virta until Oct 2012, after that Juha Pajuoja 13th
GP=Games Played, W=Won, L=Lost, D=Draw, OTW=Wins after overtime/penalties, P=Points, GF=Goals for, GA=Goals against

SM-liiga player/coach awards[edit]

Best coach[edit]

SM-liiga Best player of the season, MVP (voted by players)[edit]

Best goalie[edit]

Best defenceman[edit]

League top goalscorer[edit]

Most points in regular season[edit]

Rookie of the season[edit]

Best plus/minus[edit]

Regular season MVP (trophy awarded by the league[edit]

Gentleman player[edit]

Playoffs MVP[edit]

Former coaches[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Joukkue - TPS" (in Finnish). hc.tps.fi. Retrieved September 25, 2014. 

External links[edit]