Porin Karhu HT

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Porin Karhu HT
Karhu HT logo.png
CityPori
LeagueNone
Founded2000
Folded2022
Home arenaIsomäki Areena
(capacity: 6 350)
Colours     
Owner(s)Karhu Hockey Team ry
AffiliatesPorin Ässät (SML)[1]
KK-V (Fin-5)
Farm club(s)Karhu HT II (defunct)
Websitehttp://www.karhuht.com/
Championships
Suomi-sarja1: 2020–21

Porin Karhu Hockey Team, or simply just Karhu HT (abbreviated KHT) was an ice hockey team in Pori, Finland.

Karhu HT playing against Muik Hockey in 2022

History[edit]

Time in the 2nd Division (2007–2015)[edit]

2011–2012[edit]

Karhu HT's 2011–2012 season in the 2nd Division went well. KHT finished 1st in their division with 25 points and went to the Suomi-sarja qualification playoffs.[2] Karhu HT didn't succeed in getting promoted to Suomi-sarja though.[3]

Promotion to Suomi-sarja (2015–present)[edit]

Karhu HT got promoted to Suomi-sarja after the 2014–15 season.[4][5]

First Suomi-sarja season (2015–2016)[edit]

In its first Suomi-sarja season, Karhu HT finished third in the regular season, but got swept by JHT Kalajoki in the first round of the playoffs.[6] Karhu HT's goalie, Niklas Lehti, had the 2nd best save precentage in the league, if only players who played atleast 1/3 of the games.

Suomi-sarja championship (2020–2021)[edit]

Karhu HT finished fifth in the regular season. KHT beat Haukat in the finals after two games. This was Karhu HT's first Suomi-sarja championship.[7] Karhu HT's player budget was estimated to be 35 000€ by Satakunnan Kansa.[5]

The End (2022-2023)[edit]

In 2022, Karhu HT gave up their spot in Suomi-sarja after they had gotten 0 points in 13 games.[8][9]


League history[edit]

Leagues Karhu HT has played in:

Logo history[edit]

The current logo of Karhu HT was used from 2000 to 2007 and was taken into use again in 2019. Karhu HT also uses the logo of KK-V, since their hockey teams merged in 2018 when KK-V gave up their spot on the 2. divisioona.

Franchise records[edit]

These are the top-five-point-scorers in franchise history. Figures are updated after each completed season.

  •  *  – current Karhu HT player

Note: Pos = Position; GP = Games Played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points

Notable players[edit]

Players are considered notable if they fit the criteria of WP:Nhockey, or have played a game in a top-league of a country. Not counting loan players.

Other sports[edit]

Karhu HT hasn't had any teams in other sports than ice hockey, but Karhu HT and MuSa, a local football club, have hosted football tournaments and other events together.[10][11]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Ässät ja Karhu HT aloittavat yhteistyön".{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Elite Prospects - Team Standings II-divisioona (2011–2012)". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 24 October 2022.
  3. ^ "Elite Prospects - Team Standings Suomi-sarja (2011–2012)". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 24 October 2022.
  4. ^ "Karhu HT:lle kovia vahvistuksia". Jatkoaika.com - Kaikki jääkiekosta (in Finnish). Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Suomi-sarja | Karhu HT on päässyt mestaruusjahtiin nollan euron pelaajabudjetilla – "Emme halua olla pelaajien hautausmaa, vaan ponnahduslauta"". Satakunnan Kansa (in Finnish). 30 March 2021. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  6. ^ "Elite Prospects - Team Standings Suomi-sarja (2015–2016)". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 23 October 2022.
  7. ^ "Suomi-sarja | Karhu HT on jääkiekon Suomi-sarjan mestari!". Satakunnan Kansa (in Finnish). 2 April 2021. Retrieved 22 October 2022.
  8. ^ "Suomi-sarja | Karhu HT:n tuskien taipaleelle yllätyspäätös: Porilaiset luopuvat sarjapaikastaan kesken kauden". Satakunnan Kansa (in Finnish). 29 November 2022. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  9. ^ Löfman, Sini. "Leijonat - Karhu Hockey Team ry luopuu Suomi-sarjan sarjapaikastaan". www.leijonat.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  10. ^ "Musan Salama ja Karhu HT järjestää tapahtumia yhteistyössä". musansalama.fi. Retrieved 26 October 2022.
  11. ^ "MuSa ja Karhu HT löivät hynttyyt yhteen turnauksen muodossa: "Olisi mahtavaa tehdä tästä perinne"". Radioplay. 16 August 2022. Retrieved 26 October 2022.