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City: Pori
League: SM-liiga
Founded: 1967 (1967)
Home Arena: Porin jäähalli (capacity 6,500)
Head Coach: Flag of Finland Pekka Rautakallio
General Manager: Flag of Finland Jukka Hirsimäki

Ässät (English: aces) is an ice hockey team in the Finnish elite league, SM-liiga. They play in Pori, Finland at the Porin jäähalli.

Team history

The team was established in 1967 by merging two local teams, Karhut and RU-38. The full name of the company operating the team is at present HC Ässät Pori Oy. They have won two Finnish Championships (1971, 1978), and several other medals – most recently silver in 2006. In addition both Karhut and RU-38 were one-time champions each.

The team traditionally plays in the Pitsiturnaus tournament each year. The team was also the host of KiekkoKansa Tournament in 2005 and 2006.

Current squad

Number Player Glove hand Contract until Birthplace
30 Flag of Finland Juha Järvenpää L 2011 Jyväskylä, Finland
37 Flag of Finland Eero Kilpeläinen L 2011 Juva, Finland
Number Player Shot hand Contract until Birthplace
7 Flag of Finland Jesse Jyrkkiö R 2012 Hämeenlinna, Finland
8 Flag of Finland Miro Rahkola L 2011 Pori, Finland
24 Flag of Finland Miko Malkamäki L 2013 Kokkola, Finland
42 Flag of Finland Tero Määttä L 2011 Vantaa, Finland
44 Flag of Finland Juho Mielonen R 2012 Savonlinna, Finland
47 Flag of Finland Tapio Sammalkangas L 2011 Tampere, Finland
52 Flag of Finland Ville Uusitalo L 2013 Espoo, Finland
78 Flag of Slovakia Kristian Kudroc R 2012 Michalovce, Slovakia
Number Player Shot hand Contract until Birthplace
9 Flag of Finland Pasi Salonen L 2011 (2012) Helsinki, Finland
10 Flag of Finland Joel Armia R 2012 Pori, Finland
11 Flag of Finland Tuomas Huhtanen L 2011 Noormarkku, Finland
14 Flag of Finland Antti Mäkilä R 2012 Pori, Finland
19 Flag of Finland Veli-Matti Savinainen L 2012 Espoo, Finland
22 Flag of Finland Matti Kuparinen R 2011 Pori, Finland
23 Flag of Croatia Borna Rendulić R 2013 Zagreb, Croatia
25 Flag of Finland Jesse Laaksonen R 2012 Pori, Finland
31 Flag of Finland Mika Niemi L 2012 Pori, Finland
33 Flag of Finland Tommi Huhtala L 2011 Tampere, Finland
72 Flag of Finland Severi Sillanpää L 2012 Pori, Finland
81 Flag of Finland Niko Palonen R 2012 Pori, Finland
91 Flag of Finland Tuomas Santavuori L 2011 (2012) Lahti, Finland
17 Flag of the United States Adam Miller L 2011 (2012) Livonia, Michigan, USA
39 Flag of Finland Sami Mutanen L try-out Joensuu, Finland
84 Flag of Finland Samuli Virkkunen R 2011 Pori, Finland

Notable players

Retired numbers

Famous Coaches

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