Karoliina Rantamäki

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Karoliina Rantamäki
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Born (1978-02-23) 23 February 1978 (age 41)
Vantaa, Finland
Height 5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)
Position Forward
Shoots Left
NSML team
Former teams
HIFK Helsinki
Kiekko-Espoo
Espoo Blues
SKIF Nizhny Novgorod
National team  Finland
Playing career 1992–present

Karoliina Stina Margaretha Rantamäki (born 23 February 1978 in Vantaa) is a Finnish ice hockey forward who currently serves as captain of HIFK Naiset of the Naisten Liiga (NSML), the premiere women's ice hockey league in Finland. She has played with the Finnish national team at five Olympic Games and won bronze medals at the ice hockey tournaments in 1998[1] and 2010. She has also represented Finland at thirteen IIHF World Women's Championships and has earned eight World Championship bronze medals (1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011 and 2015). Rantamäki has played with champion teams in both the Finnish Naisten Liiga and in the Russian Women's Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Rantamäki also played for Finland at the 2010 Winter Olympics, and won a second bronze medal. She also won a bronze medal at the 2010 Four Nations Cup in St. John's, Newfoundland. She scored at 2:49 overtime to give Finland the bronze medal at the 2011 IIHF Women's World Championship.[2] In addition, she played for SKIF Nizhni Novgorod, a Russian team.

Career statistics[edit]

Event Goals Assists Points Shots PIM +/-
2010 Winter Olympics 2 0 2 6 3 −2

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Finland Ice Hockey at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  2. ^ "Classic bronze goes to Finland". Iihf.com. Retrieved 2012-08-23.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ "vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics | Olympic Videos, Photos, News". Vancouver2010.com. Archived from the original on 2010-04-09. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  4. ^ "vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics | Olympic Videos, Photos, News". Vancouver2010.com. Archived from the original on 2010-04-09. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  5. ^ "vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics | Olympic Videos, Photos, News". Vancouver2010.com. Archived from the original on 2010-04-09. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  6. ^ "vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics | Olympic Videos, Photos, News". Vancouver2010.com. Archived from the original on 2010-04-09. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  7. ^ "vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics | Olympic Videos, Photos, News". Vancouver2010.com. Archived from the original on 2010-08-28. Retrieved 2012-08-23.

External links[edit]

Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Eurohockey.com