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TPS
Logo TPS.png
City Turku
League Liiga
Founded 1922 (1922)
Home arena Gatorade Center
Colors Black, white
         
Owner(s) TPS Turku ry (37%)
VMP Oy
Miikka Kiprusoff
TS-Yhtymä
Mikko and Saku Koivu
General manager Santtu Jokinen
Head coach Marko Virtanen
Captain Lauri Korpikoski
Championships 1956, 1976, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2010

Website
hc.tps.fi
Franchise history
1922–present TPS

TPS or Turun Palloseura is an ice hockey team and 10-time champion of SM-liiga and 1-time champion of SM-sarja. They play in Turku, Finland, at the Gatorade Center. In terms of championships, TPS is the all-time most successful team in the 1975-founded SM-liiga along with Tappara which also has 10 titles.

Team history[]

TPS was established in 1922 as Turun Palloseura, from which the acronym derives. The club began ice hockey activities after 1929. Today, the full name of the company that owns the ice hockey team is HC TPS Turku Oy.

TPS has won the Finnish Championship in ice hockey 11 times: 1956, 1976, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2010. Only Tampere teams Ilves and Tappara have won more titles when SM-sarja also counts. Coach Hannu Jortikka led the club to a total of six championships in 1989–91 and 1999–2001. TPS have also won two Finnish Cups, a European Cup in 1994, the European Hockey League in 1997, and a Super Cup in 1997.

Vladimir Yurzinov used to be the coach of TPS in 1992–98. The team is currently coached by Raimo Helminen.

NHL players from TPS include Saku Koivu, Mikko Koivu, Miikka Kiprusoff, Sami Salo, Petteri Nummelin, Niko Kapanen, Jere Lehtinen, Rasmus Ristolainen, Antero Niittymäki, Lauri Korpikoski, Mikko Rantanen, Kaapo Kakko and others.

Honours[]

Finnish Champions[]

Runners-up[]

Finnish cup[]

  • 1 Finnish Cup (ice hockey) (2): 1955, 1956

European Cup[]

Players[]

Current roster[]

Updated November 27, 2020.[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
4 Flag of Finland Anttalainen, AleksiAleksi Anttalainen

D L 22 2019 Turku, Finland
55 Flag of Sweden Bibić, AlenAlen Bibić

D L 29 2020 Ugao, Serbia
33 Flag of Sweden Bohm, OliverOliver Bohm

D L 29 2020 Karlstad, Sweden
77 Flag of Finland Haapanen, TopiasTopias Haapanen

LW L 23 2020 Pirkkala, Finland
90 Flag of Russia Ibragimov, TimurTimur Ibragimov

LW L 20 2020 St. Petersburg, Russia
34 Flag of Russia Iskhakov, RuslanRuslan Iskhakov

C L 21 2020 Moscow, Russia
7 Flag of Sweden Ivarsson, JohanJohan Ivarsson

D L 26 2020 Höör, Sweden
63 Flag of Finland Janatuinen, JoelJoel Janatuinen

LW L 26 2019 Espoo, Finland
61 Flag of Finland Jasu, JuhaniJuhani Jasu

 (A)

C R 33 2020 Eurajoki, Finland
1 Flag of Russia Kareyev, AndreiAndrei Kareyev

G L 26 2020 Moscow, Russia
62 Flag of the United States Kestner, JoshJosh Kestner

RW R 27 2020 Huntsville, AL, USA
26 Flag of Finland Korpikoski, LauriLauri Korpikoski

 (C)

LW L 35 2018 Turku, Finland
40 Flag of Finland Laitamäki, EliasElias Laitamäki

D L 21 2020 Seinäjoki, Finland
47 Flag of Finland Lajunen, VilleVille Lajunen

D R 33 2020 Helsinki, Finland
94 Flag of Sweden Larsson, HenrikHenrik Larsson

D L 26 2019 Karlskoga, Sweden
60 Flag of Finland Liukas, EetuEetu Liukas

RW L 18 Kaarina, Finland
30 Flag of Finland Luukkonen, Ukko-PekkaUkko-Pekka Luukkonen

G L 22 2020 Espoo, Finland
51 Flag of Finland Nurmi, MarkusMarkus Nurmi

RW L 23 Turku, Finland
21 Flag of the United States Ortega, AustinAustin Ortega

RW R 27 2020 Escondido, CA, USA
48 Flag of Finland Pajuniemi, LauriLauri Pajuniemi

RW R 22 Tampere, Finland
19 Flag of Finland Pulli, ValtteriValtteri Pulli

D L 20 Turku, Finland
46 Flag of Finland Pärssinen, JuusoJuuso Pärssinen

 (A)

LW L 20 Hämeenlinna, Finland
6 Flag of Finland Rafkin, RubenRuben Rafkin

D R 19 2020 Turku, Finland
50 Flag of Finland Vainionpää, SamuliSamuli Vainionpää

C L 21 2020 Kangasala, Finland
5 Flag of Finland Viro, EemilEemil Viro

D L 19 Vantaa, Finland
78 Flag of the United States Weinger, EvanEvan Weinger

RW R 24 2020 Los Angeles, CA, USA
13 Flag of Finland Wirtanen, PetteriPetteri Wirtanen

C L 35 2019 Hyvinkää, Finland
Flag of the United States Hults, MitchMitch Hults

C L 26 2021 Stoughton, Wisconsin, United States

Staff[]

Honored numbers[]

Notable alumni[]

Seasonal history[]

Season by Season records
Season GP W L D OTW P GF GA Coach Final position
1940–41 7 0 7 0 0 0 5 23 8th
1941–42 No season completed due to war
1942–43 7 5 1 1 0 11 23 9 2nd
1943–44 7 5 1 1 0 11 29 8 No season completed due to war
1944–45 8 5 2 1 0 11 27 17 4th
1945–46 8 3 4 1 0 7 30 48 6th
1946–47 8 3 5 0 0 6 42 76 6th
1947–48 6 0 6 0 0 0 12 74 7th
1948–49 Didn't compete on the top level
1949–50 Didn't compete on the top level
1950–51 Didn't compete on the top level
1951–52 Didn't compete on the top level
1952–53 10 7 3 0 0 14 53 38 Bronze
1953–54 8 5 2 1 0 11 38 29 4th
1954–55 8 6 1 1 0 13 45 17 Esko Pekkalainen Silver
1955–56 8 6 2 0 0 12 31 28 Pentti Lumikko Gold
1956–57 8 6 2 0 0 12 40 22 Esko Pekkalainen Silver
1957–58 8 3 3 2 0 8 43 39 Esko Pekkalainen 4th
1958–59 18 9 8 1 0 19 67 53 Esko Pekkalainen 5th
1959–60 18 8 7 3 0 19 68 81 Esko Pekkalainen 6th
1960–61 18 8 5 5 0 21 73 58 4th
1961–62 18 5 12 1 0 11 52 65 9th
1962–63 Didn't compete on the top level Norwel Olsen
1963–64 18 7 10 1 0 15 80 60 Norwel Olsen 8th
1964–65 18 9 7 2 0 20 51 63 Pertti Nieminen 4th
1965–66 20 10 7 3 0 23 66 58 Pertti Nieminen 4th
1966–67 22 15 6 1 0 31 91 56 Pertti Nieminen Silver
1967–68 20 5 13 2 0 12 64 82 10th
1968–69 Didn't compete on the top level Rauli Virtanen
1969–70 22 13 5 4 0 30 107 67 4th
1970–71 22 6 14 2 0 14 71 101 9th
1971–72 32 17 13 2 0 36 141 104 Juhani Wahlsten 7th
1972–73 36 9 22 5 0 23 126 182 Matias Helenius 9th
1973–74 36 10 20 6 0 26 133 179 Matias Helenius 8th
1974–75 36 15 17 4 0 34 153 156 Reima Särös 5th
1975–76 36 25 6 5 0 55 194 113 Raimo Määttänen Gold
1976–77 36 23 10 3 0 49 187 129 Raimo Määttänen Silver
1977–78 36 22 11 3 0 47 180 123 Raimo Määttänen Bronze
1978–79 36 18 14 4 0 40 144 123 Raimo Määttänen Bronze
1979–80 36 26 6 4 0 56 210 123 Raimo Määttänen 4th
1980–81 36 22 9 5 0 49 213 141 Juhani Wahlsten Bronze
1981–82 36 23 7 6 0 52 180 120 Juhani Wahlsten Silver
1982–83 36 18 13 5 0 41 145 131 Juhani Wahlsten 5th
1983–84 37 23 13 1 0 47 150 117 Matti Keinonen 4th
1984–85 36 24 10 2 0 50 163 124 Matti Keinonen Silver
1985–86 36 18 13 5 0 41 153 139 Juhani Tamminen 4th
1986–87 44 22 16 6 0 50 198 194 Juhani Tamminen 4th
1987–88 44 22 19 3 0 47 206 182 Juhani Tamminen 5th
1988–89 44 29 10 5 0 63 209 120 Hannu Jortikka Gold
1989–90 44 31 10 3 0 65 175 100 Hannu Jortikka Gold
1990–91 44 27 12 5 0 59 168 109 Hannu Jortikka Gold
1991–92 44 29 14 1 0 59 181 153 Hannu Jortikka 5th
1992–93 48 28 12 8 0 64 178 138 Vladimir Yurzinov Gold
1993–94 48 34 14 0 0 68 227 124 Vladimir Yurzinov Silver
1994–95 50 30 17 3 0 63 219 149 Vladimir Yurzinov Gold
1995–96 50 33 12 5 0 71 216 141 Vladimir Yurzinov Silver
1996–97 50 32 11 7 0 71 191 105 Vladimir Yurzinov Silver
1997–98 48 30 12 6 0 66 162 111 Vladimir Yurzinov 5th
1998–99 54 37 10 7 0 81 179 107 Hannu Jortikka Gold
1999–00 54 39 10 5 0 83 232 118 Hannu Jortikka Gold
2000–01 56 36 16 4 0 76 186 115 Hannu Jortikka Gold
2001–02 56 32 21 3 0 69 154 111 Kari Jalonen 4th
2002–03 56 24 26 6 0 56 138 138 Kari Jalonen 8th
2003–04 56 35 14 7 0 80 169 112 Jukka Koivu Silver
2004–05 56 22 16 18 8 92 146 142 Jukka Koivu 6th
2005–06 56 14 23 19 11 72 119 135 Hannu Jortikka 10th
2006–07 56 23 22 11 6 86 167 155 Hannu Jortikka 9th
2007–08 56 18 27 11 2 67 130 164 Hannu Virta 10th
2008–09 58 21 27 10 7 80 133 159 Hannu Virta until Oct 2008, after that Kai Suikkanen 8th
2009–10 58 25 25 8 6 89 169 169 Kai Suikkanen Gold
2010–11 60 12 32 16 8 60 134 186 Heikki Leime until Oct 2010, then Riku-Petteri Lehtonen until Jan 2011, after that Jukka Koivu 13th
2011–12 60 21 30 9 6 78 134 180 Pekka Virta 10th
2012–13 60 12 28 20 8 64 144 181 Pekka Virta until Oct 2012, after that Juha Pajuoja 13th
2013–14 60 12 31 17 6 59 135 197 Kai Suikkanen 13th
2014–15 60 17 32 11 3 65 122 172 Kai Suikkanen until Nov 2014, then Miika Elomo until Feb 2015, after that Jarno Pikkarainen 13th
2015–16 60 23 22 15 6 90 150 152 Ari-Pekka Selin 7th
2016–17 60 30 14 16 8 114 167 123 Ari-Pekka Selin 5th
2017–18 60 30 15 15 7 112 187 147 Kalle Kaskinen 4th
2018–19 60 29 20 11 5 103 164 152 Kalle Kaskinen 6th
2019–20 59 17 29 13 5 69 149 185 Kalle Kaskinen until Oct 2019, after that Marko Virtanen 11th
GP=Games Played, W=Won, L=Lost, D=Draw, OTW=Wins after overtime/penalties, P=Points, GF=Goals for, GA=Goals against

Liiga individual awards[]

Best coach[]

SM-liiga Best player of the season, MVP[]

As voted by the players.

Best goalie[]

Best defenceman[]

League top goalscorer[]

Most points in regular season[]

Rookie of the Season[]

Best plus/minus[]

Regular season MVP[]

Awarded by the league.

Gentleman player[]

Playoffs MVP[]

Former coaches[]

See also[]

References[]

  1. Joukkue - TPS (fi). hc.tps.fi.

External links[]

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