Hannu Soro

Finland U20 / WJC-20 - 10/11

  • Highlights
    1-time U18 WJC Gold Medal 1
    1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
    1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
    1-time U18 WJC Bronze Medal 1

Hannu Soro never played the game himself. Before acting as a team manager for Ilves and the Finnish U18 team, he was a equipment manager for KOOVEE (1971-1977) and the Finnish national team (1983-1992). Soro was also a referee for over a decade in the 1970s and 1980s. In 1980 he became the first Finn to referee a Swedish Elitserien (SHL) game. His contribution to Finnish hockey was formally recognized in 2012 when he was inducted into the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame.

Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
1971-72 KOOVEE SM-sarja Equipment Manager
1972-73 KOOVEE SM-sarja Equipment Manager
1973-74 KOOVEE SM-sarja Equipment Manager
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr Equipment Manager
1974-75 KOOVEE SM-sarja Equipment Manager
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr Equipment Manager
1975-76 KOOVEE Liiga Equipment Manager
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr Equipment Manager
1976-77 KOOVEE Liiga Equipment Manager
1983-84 Finland OG Equipment Manager
1984-85 Ilves U20 Jr. A SM-sarja Equipment Manager
Finland WC Equipment Manager
1985-86 Ilves U20 Jr. A SM-sarja Equipment Manager
Finland WC Equipment Manager
1986-87 Finland WC Equipment Manager
1987-88 Finland OG Equipment Manager
1988-89 Ilves U18 Jr. B SM-sarja Team Manager
Finland WC Equipment Manager
1989-90 Finland WC Equipment Manager
1990-91 Finland CC Equipment Manager
Finland WC Equipment Manager
1991-92 Ilves Liiga Team Manager
Finland II (all) International Team Manager
Finland WC Equipment Manager
1992-93 Ilves Liiga Team Manager
Finland U15 (all) International-Jr Equipment Manager
Finland II (all) International Team Manager
1993-94 Ilves U20 Jr. A SM-liiga Team Manager
Finland II (all) International Team Manager
1995-96 Ilves Liiga Team Manager
1996-97 Ilves Liiga Team Manager
1997-98 Ilves Liiga Team Manager
Finland U20 WJC-20 Team Manager
1998-99 Ilves Liiga Team Manager
Finland U20 WJC-20 Team Manager
1999-00 Ilves Liiga Team Manager
Finland U18 WJC-18 Team Manager
Finland U18 (all) International-Jr Team Manager
2000-01 Finland U18 WJC-18 Team Manager
2001-02 Finland U18 WJC-18 Team Manager
2002-03 Finland U18 WJC-18 Team Manager
2003-04 Finland U17 WHC-17 Team Manager
Finland U17 (all) International-Jr Team Manager
2004-05 Finland U18 WJC-18 Team Manager
2005-06 Finland U17 (all) International-Jr Team Manager
2006-07 Finland U18 WJC-18 General Manager
2007-08 Finland U20 WJC-20 Team Manager
2008-09 Finland U16 (all) International-Jr Team Manager
2009-10 Finland U17 (all) International-Jr Team Manager
2010-11 Finland U20 WJC-20 Team Manager
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