Nina Tikkinen
Position Forward
Shoots Left
5 ft 7 in (0 m)
146 lb (66 kg)
Karpat Oulu
Minnesota State
Born February 6 1987 (1987-02-06) (age 33),
Salo, Finland
Pro Career 2003 – present
Medal record
Women's ice hockey
Competitor for Flag of Finland Finland
Olympic Games
Bronze 2010 Vancouver Tournament
IIHF World Women Championships
Bronze 2008 China Tournament

Nina Tikkinen (born February 6, 1987) is a member of the 2009–10 Finland women's ice hockey national team and also plays for the Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Finland[edit | edit source]

She spent three years competing with the Finnish national team and selected Rookie of the Year in 2003-04. She participated in the 2007 World Championships and the 2006 Four Nations Tournament as a member of Finland's National Team. In 2006-07, she tallied three goals and four assists for seven points for her club team, Karpat Oulu.[1] Tikkinen will join four fellow Western Collegiate Hockey Association players: two from Minnesota Duluth and one each from Minnesota and Ohio State on the 2010 Olympiuc team roster.[2]

Minnesota Mankato[edit | edit source]

In 2008-09, Tikkinen played in 28 games for the Mavericks. Her rookie season was 2007-08, and she finished the season as the top freshman scorer with 5 goals, 6 assists and 11 points. Her first multi-point game was on Feb. 9, 2008 (two assists) was the first of her collegiate career. The first goal of her NCAA career was scored on October 13, 2007 at Connecticut.[3]

Career stats[edit | edit source]

Finland[edit | edit source]

Event Goals Assists Points Shots PIM
2010 Winter Olympics

Minnesota Mankato[edit | edit source]

Season Games Played Goals Assists Points Power Play Goals
2007-08 28 5 6 11 3
2008-09 28 9 9 18 4
2009-10 15 1 6 7


Awards and honors[edit | edit source]

  • WCHA Scholar-Athlete, 2009
  • All-WCHA Academic Team, 2009

References[edit | edit source]

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