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2014–15 Liiga
League Liiga
Sport Ice hockey
Duration September 2014 – April 2015
TV partner/s Nelonen
Regular season
Season champions Oulun Kärpät
  Runners-up Tappara
Season MVP Kim Hirschovits
Top scorer Kim Hirschovits
Playoffs
Playoffs MVP Joonas Donskoi
[[|]] champions Oulun Kärpät
  Runners-up Tappara

The 2014–15 Liiga season was the 40th season of the Liiga (formerly SM-liiga), the top level of ice hockey in Finland, since the league's formation in 1975.

TeamsEdit

Team City Head coach Arena Capacity Captain
Assat Pori Pekka Rautakallio Porin jäähalli &0000000000006466.0000006,466 Ville Uusitalo
Blues Espoo Jyrki Aho Barona Areena &0000000000007017.0000007,017 Kim Hirschovits
HIFK Helsinki Antti Törmänen Helsingin jäähalli &0000000000008200.0000008,200 Toni Söderholm
HPK Hämeenlinna Pasi Arvonen Patria-areena &0000000000005360.0000005,360 Joonas Vihko
Ilves Tampere Tuomas Toukkola Tampereen jäähalli &0000000000007600.0000007,600 Sami Sandell
JYP Jyväskylä Marko Virtanen Jyväskylän jäähalli &0000000000004500.0000004,500 Eric Perrin
KalPa Kuopio Pekka Virta Kuopion jäähalli &0000000000005064.0000005,064 Mikko Jokela
Kärpät Oulu Lauri Marjamäki Oulun Energia Areena &0000000000006614.0000006,614 Lasse Kukkonen
Lukko Rauma Risto Dufva Äijänsuo Arena &0000000000005400.0000005,400 Ilkka Mikkola
Pelicans Lahti Tomi Lämsä Isku Areena &0000000000005530.0000005,530 Juha Leimu
SaiPa Lappeenranta Pekka Tirkkonen Kisapuisto &0000000000004825.0000004,825 Ville Koho
Sport Vaasa Tomek Valtonen Vaasa Arena &0000000000004448.0000004,448 Miko Malkamäki
Tappara Tampere Jussi Tapola Tampereen jäähalli &0000000000007600.0000007,600 Jukka Peltola
TPS Turku Kai Suikkanen
7 Nov 2014[1]
Miika Elomo
17 Feb 2015[2]
Jarno Pikkarainen
Turkuhalli &0000000000011820.00000011,820 Petteri Nummelin

Regular seasonEdit

Top six advanced straight to quarter-finals, while teams between 7th and 10th positions played wild card round for the final two spots. The Liiga is a closed series and thus there is no relegation.

Team GP W OTW OTL L GF GA +/− P
Kärpät 60 31 9 4 16 167 126 +41 115
Tappara 60 28 7 8 17 155 123 +32 106
Lukko 60 24 7 17 12 163 147 +16 103
JYP 60 28 5 8 19 174 151 +23 102
Blues 60 25 11 3 21 166 149 +17 100
KalPa 60 25 8 6 21 134 115 +19 97
HIFK 60 24 9 6 21 177 150 +27 96
SaiPa 60 23 9 7 21 151 146 +5 94
Ässät 60 23 6 9 22 151 143 +8 90
Ilves 60 24 5 6 25 150 161 -11 88
HPK 60 15 12 7 26 143 165 -22 76
Pelicans 60 16 6 8 30 125 166 -41 68
TPS 60 17 3 8 32 122 172 -50 65
Sport 60 15 5 5 35 121 185 -64 60

Playoffs Edit

Bracket Edit

  Wild-card round (best-of-3) Quarter-finals (best-of-7) Semi-finals (best-of-7) Finals (best-of-7)
                                     
  7  HIFK 2  
  10  Ilves 0     1  Kärpät 4  
        8  SaiPa 1    
      1  Kärpät 4  
      4  JYP 3  
        2  Tappara 4    
        7  HIFK 2  
    1  Kärpät 4
  2  Tappara 3
    3  Lukko 4  
    6  KalPa 2    
      2  Tappara 4
      3  Lukko 3   Bronze medal game
    4  JYP 4    
  8  SaiPa 2     5  Blues 0   3  Lukko 0
9  Ässät 0     4  JYP 1

Wild card round (best-of-three) Edit

(7) HIFK vs. (10) IlvesEdit

02015-03-14 14 March 2015
17:00
HIFK 2–1
(0–0, 2–1, 0–0)
Ilves Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 5,218
02015-03-15 15 March 2015
17:00
Ilves 1–2 4OT
(0–0, 1–0, 0–1, 0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
HIFK Tampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 5,137

HIFK wins the series 2-0.

(8) SaiPa vs. (9) ÄssätEdit

02015-03-14 14 March 2015
17:00
SaiPa 6–0
(0–0, 2–0, 4–0)
Ässät Kisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 2,847
02015-03-15 15 March 2015
17:00
Ässät 1–2 1OT
(1–1, 0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
SaiPa Porin jäähalli, Pori
Attendance: 3,465

SaiPa wins the series 2-0.

Quarterfinals (best-of-seven) Edit

(1) Kärpät vs. (8) SaiPaEdit

02015-03-20 20 March 2015
18:30
Kärpät 4–2
(2–0, 1–1, 1–1)
SaiPa Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,005
02015-03-21 21 March 2015
17:00
SaiPa 5–3
(4–2, 0–1, 1–0)
Kärpät Kisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 3,937
02015-03-24 24 March 2015
18:30
Kärpät 1–0
(0–0, 1–0, 0–0)
SaiPa Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 5,502
02015-03-26 26 March 2015
18:30
SaiPa 2–5
(1–1, 0–0, 1–4)
Kärpät Kisapuisto, Lappeenranta
Attendance: 4,357
02015-03-28 28 March 2015
17:00
Kärpät 5–1
(2–0, 1–0, 2–1)
SaiPa Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,614

Kärpät wins the series 4-1.

(2) Tappara vs. (7) HIFKEdit

02015-03-20 20 March 2015
18:30
Tappara 4–3
(1–0, 1–1, 2–2)
HIFK Tampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 5,647
02015-03-21 21 March 2015
17:00
HIFK 3–4 1OT
(2–3, 1–0, 0–0, 0–1)
Tappara Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 7,119
02015-03-24 24 March 2015
18:30
Tappara 1–4
(0–1,1–1,0–2)
HIFK Tampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 5,622
02015-03-26 26 March 2015
18:30
HIFK 5–1
(2–0, 1–1, 2–0)
Tappara Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 7,526
02015-03-28 28 March 2015
17:00
Tappara 2–1
(2–1,0–0,0–0)
HIFK Tampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 6,336
02015-03-30 30 March 2015
18:30
HIFK 3–4 1OT
(1–1,2–2,0–0,0–1)
Tappara Helsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 7,418

Tappara wins the series 4-2.

(3) Lukko vs. (6) KalPaEdit

02015-03-20 20 March 2015
18:30
Lukko 3–0
(2–0, 1–0, 0–0)
KalPa Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 4,017
02015-03-21 21 March 2015
17:00
KalPa 0–3
(0–2, 0–1, 0–0)
Lukko Data Group Areena, Kuopio
Attendance: 4,315
02015-03-24 24 March 2015
18:30
Lukko 3–4 1OT
(0–1, 2–0, 1–2, 0–1)
KalPa Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 4,085
02015-03-26 26 March 2015
18:30
KalPa 4–2
(2–1, 0–0, 2–1)
Lukko Data Group Areena, Kuopio
Attendance: 4,135
02015-03-28 28 March 2015
17:00
Lukko 3–2
(0–0,1–0,2–2)
KalPa Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 4,008
02015-03-30 30 March 2015
18:30
KalPa 1–2
(0–1, 0–0, 1–1)
Lukko Data Group Areena, Kuopio
Attendance: 4,186

Lukko wins the series 4-2.

(4) JYP vs. (5) BluesEdit

02015-03-20 20 March 2015
18:30
JYP 3–1
(1–0, 0–1, 2–0)
Blues Synergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 3,356
02015-03-21 21 March 2015
17:00
Blues 0–3
(0–1, 0–1, 0–1)
JYP Barona Areena, Espoo
Attendance: 4,767
02015-03-24 24 March 2015
18:30
JYP 4–0
(1–0, 1–0, 2–0)
Blues Synergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 3,502
02015-03-26 26 March 2015
18:30
Blues 4–7
(1–1, 2–2, 1–4)
JYP Barona Areena, Espoo
Attendance: 3,972

JYP wins the series 4-0.

Semifinals (best-of-seven) Edit

(1) Kärpät vs. (4) JYPEdit

02015-04-03 3 April 2015
18:30
Kärpät 5–4
(1–0, 2–4, 2–0)
JYP Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,050
02015-04-04 4 April 2015
16:00
JYP 5–4 1OT
(1–2, 1–1, 2–1, 1–0)
Kärpät Synergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 4,365
02015-04-06 6 April 2015
17:00
Kärpät 8–3
(4–0, 3–2, 1–1)
JYP Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,002
02015-04-08 8 April 2015
18:30
JYP 2–1 1OT
(1–0, 0–1, 0–0, 1–0)
Kärpät Synergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 4,013
02015-04-10 10 April 2015
18:30
Kärpät 4–0
(0–0, 0–0, 4–0)
JYP Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,430
02015-04-11 11 April 2015
17:00
JYP 4–3
(2–1, 1–1, 1–1)
Kärpät Synergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 4,365
02015-04-13 13 April 2015
18:30
Kärpät 4–2
(1–1, 1–0, 2–1)
JYP Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,403

Kärpät wins the series 4-3.

(2) Tappara vs. (3) LukkoEdit

02015-04-03 3 April 2015
18:30
Tappara 5–2
(1–0, 1–1, 3–1)
Lukko Tampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 6,945
02015-04-04 4 April 2015
16:00
Lukko 2–1 3OT
(1–0, 0–1, 0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 1–0)
Tappara Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 5,000
02015-04-06 6 April 2015
17:00
Tappara 1–2
(0–1, 1–1, 0–0)
Lukko Tampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 6,259
02015-04-08 8 April 2015
18:30
Lukko 5–4 1OT
(3–2, 1–1, 0–1, 1–0)
Tappara Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 4,334
02015-04-10 10 April 2015
18:30
Tappara 2–0
(1–0, 1–0, 0–0)
Lukko Tampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 5,740
02015-04-11 11 April 2015
17:00
Lukko 3–4
(1–3, 0–0, 2–1)
Tappara Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 4,500
02015-04-13 13 April 2015
18:30
Tappara 4–2
(2–0, 1–0, 1–2)
Lukko Tampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 6,929

Tappara wins the series 4–3.

Bronze medal gameEdit

02015-04-17 17 April 2015
18:30
Lukko 1–2
(0–0, 1–1, 0–1)
JYP Äijänsuo Arena, Rauma
Attendance: 4,023

Finals (best-of-seven) Edit

02015-04-15 15 April 2015
18:30
Kärpät 2–3 1OT
(1–1, 1–1, 0–0, 0–1)
Tappara Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 5,353
02015-04-17 17 April 2015
18:30
Tappara 2–3 1OT
(1–0, 1–0, 1–1, 0–1)
Kärpät Tampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,163
02015-04-18 18 April 2015
16:00
Kärpät 3–2
(2–2, 0–0, 1–0)
Tappara Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,614
02015-04-20 20 April 2015
18:30
Tappara 2–3 1OT
(0–1, 2–1, 0–0, 0–1)
Kärpät Tampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
02015-04-22 22 April 2015
18:30
Kärpät 3–4
(0–0, 0–2, 3–2)
Tappara Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,614
02015-04-24 24 April 2015
18:30
Tappara 2–1 1OT
(0–0, 1–0, 0–1, 1–0)
Kärpät Tampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
02015-04-25 25 April 2015
17:00
Kärpät 2–1 2OT
(1–0, 0–0, 0–1, 0–0, 1–0)
Tappara Oulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 6,614

Kärpät wins the finals 4–3.

Final rankingsEdit

Gold medal icon Kärpät
Silver medal icon Tappara
Bronze medal icon JYP
4 Lukko
5 Blues
6 KalPa
7 HIFK
8 SaiPa
9 Ässät
10 Ilves
11 HPK
12 Pelicans
13 TPS
14 Sport

ReferencesEdit

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