Finnish Ice Hockey Association
|Association name||Finnish Ice Hockey Association|
|IIHF membership||February 10, 1928|
|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. 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.
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