Finland men's national junior ice hockey team

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Finland
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Association Finnish Ice Hockey Association
General Manager Finland Timo Backman
Head coach Finland Jukka Jalonen
Most points Esa Tikkanen (35)
IIHF code FIN
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First international
 Soviet Union 6 – 2 Finland 
(Leningrad, Soviet Union; December 27, 1973)
Biggest win
 Finland 19 – 1 Switzerland  
(Helsinki, Finland; March 27, 1979)
Biggest defeat
 Sweden 9 – 2 Finland 
(Gävle, Sweden; January 2, 1993)
 Canada 8 – 1 Finland 
(Grand Forks, North Dakota, United States; December 27, 2004)
 Canada 8 – 1 Finland 
(Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; December 26, 2011)
IIHF World U20 Championship
Appearances 43 (first in 1974)
Best result Med 1.png (1987, 1998, 2014, 2016)
International record (W–L–T)
138–102–15
Medal record
IIHF World U20 Championship
Gold medal – first place 1987 Czechoslovakia Finland
Gold medal – first place 1998 Finland Finland
Gold medal – first place 2014 Sweden Finland
Gold medal – first place 2016 Finland Finland
Silver medal – second place 1974 Soviet Union Finland
Silver medal – second place 1980 Finland Finland
Silver medal – second place 1981 West Germany Finland
Silver medal – second place 1984 Sweden Finland
Silver medal – second place 2001 Russia Finland
Bronze medal – third place 1982 USA Finland
Bronze medal – third place 1988 Soviet Union Finland
Bronze medal – third place 2002 Czech Republic Finland
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Canada Finland
Bronze medal – third place 2004 Finland Finland
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Canada Finland

The Finnish men's national under 20 ice hockey team is the national under-20 ice hockey team in Finland. The team represents Finland at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World U20 Championship.

WJC 2018 roster[edit]

Roster for the 2018 World Junior Championships:[1]

Pos. No. Player Team NHL rights
GK 1 Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen Finland LeKi Lempäälä Buffalo Sabres
GK 30 Lassi Lehtinen Finland KeuPa Keuruu
GK 31 Niilo Halonen Finland HIFK Helsinki
D 2 Miro Heiskanen Finland HIFK Helsinki Dallas Stars
D 4 Robin Salo Finland Vaasan Sport New York Islanders
D 5 Eemeli Räsänen Canada Kingston Frontenacs Toronto Maple Leafs
D 6 Juuso Välimäki "C" United States Tri-City Americans Calgary Flames
D 7 Olli Juolevi Finland TPS Turku Vancouver Canucks
D 23 Urho Vaakanainen Finland SaiPa Lappeenranta Boston Bruins
D 28 Henri Jokiharju United States Portland Winterhawks Chicago Blackhawks
D 36 Kasper Kotkansalo United States Boston University Detroit Red Wings
F 3 Juha Jääskä Finland HIFK Helsinki
F 9 Janne Kuokkanen United States Charlotte Checkers Carolina Hurricanes
F 12 Otto Koivula Finland Tampereen Ilves New York Islanders
F 13 Kristian Vesalainen Finland HPK Hämeenlinna Winnipeg Jets
F 15 Joona Koppanen Finland Tampereen Ilves Boston Bruins
F 19 Eetu Tuulola Finland HPK Hämeenlinna Calgary Flames
F 20 Eeli Tolvanen Finland Helsingin Jokerit Nashville Predators
F 21 Markus Nurmi Finland TPS Turku Ottawa Senators
F 22 Aapeli Räsänen United States Boston College Edmonton Oilers
F 27 Joni Ikonen Finland KalPa Kuopio Montreal Canadiens
F 32 Aleksi Heponiemi Canada Swift Current Broncos Florida Panthers
F 33 Jere Innala Finland HPK Hämeenlinna
F 34 Rasmus Kupari Finland Oulun Kärpät

World Junior Championship record[edit]

Year GP W L T GF GA Pts Rank
1974 5 3 2 0 21 23 6 Won silver medal
1975 5 1 3 1 10 14 3 5th place
1976 4 1 3 0 12 14 2 4th place
1977 7 4 3 0 35 29 8 4th place
1978 6 3 2 1 45 25 7 6th place
1979 6 2 4 0 20 19 4 4th place
1980 5 4 1 0 29 8 8 Won silver medal
1981 5 3 1 1 29 18 7 Won silver medal
1982 7 5 2 0 47 29 10 Won bronze medal
1983 7 3 4 0 35 29 6 6th place
1984 7 6 1 0 44 21 12 Won silver medal
1985 7 4 1 2 42 20 9 4th place
1986 7 3 4 0 31 23 6 6th place
1987 7 5 1 1 45 23 11 Won gold medal
1988 7 5 1 1 36 20 11 Won bronze medal
1989 7 2 4 1 29 37 5 6th place
1990 7 4 2 1 32 21 9 4th place
1991 7 3 3 1 35 30 7 5th place
1992 7 3 3 1 22 21 7 4th place
1993 7 3 3 1 31 20 7 5th place
1994 7 4 3 0 27 24 8 4th place
1995 7 3 3 1 29 26 7 4th place
1996 6 2 4 0 23 24 4 6th place
1997 6 4 2 0 26 18 8 5th place
1998 7 6 0 1 35 13 13 Won gold medal
1999 6 3 3 0 25 20 6 5th place
2000 7 2 4 1 20 19 5 7th place
2001 7 5 1 1 22 10 11 Won silver medal
2002 7 5 2+ 0 23 9 10 Won bronze medal
2003 7 4 2 1 22 15 9 Won bronze medal
2004 7 5 2 0 26 12 10 Won bronze medal
2005 6 3* 3 0 14 21 6 5th place
2006 7 4* 3 0 24 19 8 Won bronze medal
2007 6 2 4 0 18 23 6 6th place
2008 6 2† 4 0 19 24 5 6th place
2009 6 3 3^ 0 20 14 10 7th place
2010 6 3 3 0 21 22 9 5th place
2011 6 3 3+ 0 22 11 12 6th place
2012 7 5 2+ 0 29 22 13 4th place
2013 6 4† 2 0 34 19 11 7th place
2014 7 5* 2^ 0 27 17 15 Won gold medal
2015 5 1 4^ 0 8 14 4 7th place
2016 7 6* 1 0 35 22 17 Won gold medal
2017 6 3 3 0 12 10 9 9th place
2018 5 2 3+ 0 18 16 7 6th place

† Includes one win in extra time (in the preliminary round)
^ Includes one loss in extra time (in the preliminary round)
* Includes one win in extra time (in the playoff round)
+ Includes one loss in extra time (in the playoff round)

Head coaches (WJC)[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Finland U20". Elite Prospects. Retrieved 23 December 2017. 

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