Finnish Ice Hockey Association

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Suomen Jääkiekkoliito logo.svg
Association name Finnish Ice Hockey Association
IIHF membership February 10, 1928
President Kalervo Kummola
IIHF men's ranking 2
IIHF women's ranking 3

The Finnish Ice Hockey Association (Finnish: Suomen Jääkiekkoliitto, Swedish: Finlands Ishockeyförbund) is the governing body of ice hockey in Finland.[1] In 1927, the Finnish Skating Association introduced ice hockey as part of its program and through that organization, Finland joined the International Ice Hockey Federation in 1928. The Finnish Ice Hockey Association was formed on January 20, 1929 and featured 17 clubs. From the late 1980s, Finland has enjoyed a period of success on the international stage; and currently its men's national team is ranked 2nd in the world, while its women's national team is 4th.[1][2][3][4][5][6]

The Finnish Ice Hockey Association has heavily invested in youth development to produce world class hockey players.[7][8][9]


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