Team Facts
Plays in Suomi-sarja Full name Junkkarit Hockey Team Team colours Blue + White + Red Town Kalajoki, FIN Founded 1992

2023-2024 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#31 Santeri Metsänen (G) 23 1999 Tampere, FIN 5'9" 170 L 23/24
Bennett Oxborough (G) 24 1998 Ashton, ON, CAN 6'2" 190 L 23/24
DEFENSEMEN
#16 Janne Lappalainen (D) 21 2001 Kuopio, FIN 6'2" 181 L 23/24
Timi Liivalahti (D) 22 2000 Helsinki, FIN 6'1" 194 L 23/24
#10 Niklas Murto (D) 26 1997 Mynämäki, FIN 5'11" 176 L 23/24
#8 Eetu Onikki (D) 21 2001 Ylöjärvi, FIN 6'0" 176 L 23/24
Emmet Powell (D) 22 2000 Marcellus, NY, USA 5'10" 170 R 23/24
Leevi Viljanen (D) 21 2001 Jyväskylä, FIN 5'9" 165 L 23/24
FORWARDS
Damian Caringi (RW) 26 1997 Mississauga, ON, CAN 5'10" 170 R 23/24
#24 Iiro Hietakangas (F) 22 2000 Ähtäri, FIN 5'8" 170 L 23/24
#27 Ville Kivimäki (F) 21 2001 Muhos, FIN 5'11" 170 L 23/24
Niko Lång (C) 22 2001 Iisalmi, FIN 5'10" 172 L 23/24
#17 Jani Nurkkala (RW) 26 1997 Ruukki, FIN 6'0" 203 L 23/24
#71
Stevie O'Connor (F) 24 1998 Marshfield, MA, USA 6'0" 190 L 23/24
#9 Petri Priuska (F) 22 2000 Kalajoki, FIN 5'7" 159 R 23/24
Waltteri Salo (LW) 21 2001 Jyväskylä, FIN 5'8" 170 L 23/24
Position: G: 2, D: 6, F: 8 | Av Age: 22.75 years | Av Ht: 5'11" | Av Wt: 177 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 12 players
2 players
2 players
Experience JHT: 318 GP
Liiga: 3 GP
Affiliated Team(s) Hermes (Mestis)
Hermes U18 (U18 SM-sarja)
Hermes U20 (U20 Mestis)
JHT Akatemia (III-divisioona)
JHT U16 (U16 Mestis)
JHT U17 (U17 Ylempi)
JHT U19 (U19 II-divisioona)
TeKi (III-divisioona)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Pirkonsuon jäähalli Location Kalajoki Capacity 1 700 Construction Year 1991
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
06/04/2023
06/04/2023 Extension Stevie O'Connor (F)
06/04/2023 Confirmed Joining Emmet Powell (D) Joining from Wesleyan Univ.
06/01/2023
06/01/2023 Extension Santeri Metsänen (G)
06/01/2023 Extension Ville Kivimäki (F)
05/27/2023
05/27/2023 Confirmed Leaving Niko Himmanen (F) Leaving for TUTO Hockey
05/27/2023 Confirmed Leaving Eetu Kukka (F) Leaving for TUTO Hockey
05/25/2023
05/25/2023 Confirmed Joining Bennett Oxborough (G) Joining from IFK Lepplax
05/25/2023 Confirmed Joining Damian Caringi (F) Joining from Virserums SGF
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
2003-2004 II-divisioona 27 23 1 2 - 0 344 97 48 1.78 1 -
2005-2006 II-divisioona 14 10 2 0 1 1 93 44 25 1.79 2 Final group
II-divisioona 24 17 2 2 2 1 158 83 41 1.71 2 -
2006-2007 Suomi-sarja 36 13 2 17 2 2 165 174 34 0.94 8 Did not make playoffs
2007-2008 Suomi-sarja 20 12 - 4 4 0 103 60 44 2.20 1 -
Suomi-sarja 14 5 - 8 1 0 58 81 17 1.21 7 No playoffs held
2008-2009 Suomi-sarja 14 5 - 5 2 2 56 62 21 1.50 4 No playoffs held
Suomi-sarja 20 13 - 5 1 1 92 59 42 2.10 2 -
2009-2010 Suomi-sarja 20 13 - 6 1 0 130 66 41 2.05 2 -
Suomi-sarja 16 11 - 4 1 0 93 69 35 2.19 1 Saved in relegation
2010-2011 Suomi-sarja 22 10 - 9 3 0 83 71 36 1.64 6 No playoffs held
Suomi-sarja 14 10 - 2 1 1 75 37 33 2.36 1 -
2011-2012 Suomi-sarja 14 11 - 2 1 0 69 30 35 2.50 1 -
Suomi-sarja 22 7 - 13 2 0 91 100 25 1.14 9 No playoffs held
2012-2013 Suomi-sarja 20 11 - 9 0 0 80 73 33 1.65 3 -
Suomi-sarja 22 3 - 16 2 1 59 110 14 0.64 12 No playoffs held
2013-2014 Suomi-sarja 38 18 - 15 4 1 142 117 63 1.66 8 Semifinal loss
2014-2015 Suomi-sarja 36 14 - 17 3 2 120 132 50 1.39 9 Saved in play-out
2015-2016 Suomi-sarja 36 19 - 13 3 1 148 123 64 1.78 6 Bronze game win
2016-2017 Suomi-sarja 36 26 - 5 4 1 168 88 87 2.42 2 Final loss
Mestis 8 0 - 7 1 0 14 43 2 0.25 5 Qualification loss
2017-2018 Suomi-sarja 30 20 - 8 1 1 145 74 63 2.10 3 Final group
Suomi-sarja 40 23 - 13 3 1 178 107 76 1.90 4 Champion
2018-2019 Suomi-sarja 32 15 - 12 2 3 121 120 52 1.63 8 Final group
Suomi-sarja 39 20 - 13 3 3 159 139 69 1.77 6 Quarterfinal loss
2019-2020 Suomi-sarja 30 20 - 10 4 1 134 112 57 1.90 5 Playoffs Cancelled
2020-2021 Suomi-sarja 20 14 - 4 1 1 92 68 45 2.25 4 Quarterfinal loss
2021-2022 Suomi-sarja 26 18 - 4 0 4 174 73 58 2.23 4 Final loss
Mestis 10 2 - 6 0 2 27 51 8 0.80 5 Qualification loss
2022-2023 Suomi-sarja 34 20 - 8 3 3 153 101 69 2.03 2 Final loss
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
2017-2018 Suomen Cup 4 3 - 1 - - 18 13 - - - Quarterfinal loss
2018-2019 Suomen Cup 4 3 - 1 0 0 21 11 - - - Relegated
2019-2020 Suomen Cup 2 0 - 1 0 1 5 11 1 0.50 - Relegated
2021-2022 Suomen Cup 2 2 - 0 0 0 11 4 7 3.50 1 -
Suomen Cup 2 1 - 1 0 0 7 5 3 1.50 2 Qualification loss
2022-2023 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - - -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Ossi Savolainen (F) 2022-2023 VG-62 II-divisioona 24 24 34 58 16
2. Joonas Huovinen (F) 2022-2023 Capitals Leeuwarden Netherlands2 22 31 21 52 18
3. Niko Lång (F) 2022-2023 IPK U20 U20 Mestis 36 25 21 46 32
4. Waltteri Salo (F) 2022-2023 IPK U20 U20 Mestis 38 18 28 46 62
5. Heikki Klemetti (F) 2022-2023 Kiva HT II-divisioona 20 13 33 46 2
6. Kalle Hyvärinen (F) 2022-2023 YJK II-divisioona 18 8 34 42 6
7. Jesse Viskari (D) 2022-2023 Ketterä Mestis 51 16 24 40 6
8. Ville Rajala (F) 2022-2023 IFK Lepplax II-divisioona 17 15 25 40 28
9. Tommi Klemetti (F) 2022-2023 Kiva HT II-divisioona 20 15 25 40 22
10. Matti Toskala (F) 2022-2023 IK Kronan II-divisioona 23 13 26 39 0
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Sami Markkanen (F) 527 368 631 999
2. Henri Mustonen (F) 529 355 390 745
3. Tomi Gronoff (F) 465 194 435 629
4. Jarno Palola (F) 345 141 216 357
5. Jan Jasko (F) 163 162 176 338
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Sami Markkanen (F) 527 368 631 999
2. Henri Mustonen (F) 529 355 390 745
3. Tomi Gronoff (F) 465 194 435 629
4. Jan Jasko (F) 163 162 176 338
5. Pasi Priuska (F) 318 150 183 333
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Sami Markkanen (F) 527 368 631 999
2. Tomi Gronoff (F) 465 194 435 629
3. Henri Mustonen (F) 529 355 390 745
4. Jarno Palola (F) 345 141 216 357
5. Mika Ritoniemi (F) 158 100 190 290
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Henri Mustonen (F) 529 355 745 682
2. Iiro Ojala (D) 273 21 54 472
3. Tomi Gronoff (F) 465 194 629 424
4. Sami Markkanen (F) 527 368 999 400
5. Juha Mäyrä (D) 160 6 38 367
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Henri Mustonen (F) 529 355 390 745
2. Sami Markkanen (F) 527 368 631 999
3. Tomi Gronoff (F) 465 194 435 629
4. Jarno Palola (F) 345 141 216 357
5. Marko Tuomainen (D) 323 55 180 235
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Juha Penttilä (F) 93 148 266 2.86
2. Kari Jalonen (F) 26 21 66 2.54
3. Jan Jasko (F) 163 162 338 2.07
4. Sami Leskelä (F) 12 10 24 2.00
5. Matti Veivo (F) 23 14 45 1.96
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Sami Markkanen (F) 2003-2004 II-divisioona 29 53 103 156 5.38 26
2. Jan Jasko (F) 1990-1991 II-divisioona 34 65 61 126 3.71 52
3. Juha Penttilä (F) 2003-2004 II-divisioona 25 60 53 113 4.52 8
4. Harri Helama (F) 1991-1992 II-divisioona 36 36 74 110 3.06 36
5. Mika Ritoniemi (F) 1997-1998 II-divisioona 30 39 61 100 3.33 38
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jan Jasko (F) 1990-1991 II-divisioona 34 65 61 126 3.71 52
2. Juha Penttilä (F) 2003-2004 II-divisioona 25 60 53 113 4.52 8
3. Sami Markkanen (F) 2003-2004 II-divisioona 29 53 103 156 5.38 26
4. Jari Ervasti (F) 1987-1988 II-divisioona - 51 21 72 - -
5. Jan Jasko (F) 1992-1993 I-divisioona 44 45 27 72 1.64 42
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Sami Markkanen (F) 2003-2004 II-divisioona 29 53 103 156 5.38 26
2. Harri Helama (F) 1991-1992 II-divisioona 36 36 74 110 3.06 36
3. Jan Jasko (F) 1990-1991 II-divisioona 34 65 61 126 3.71 52
4. Mika Ritoniemi (F) 1997-1998 II-divisioona 30 39 61 100 3.33 38
5. Robert Pukalovic (D) 1990-1991 II-divisioona 34 32 57 89 2.62 49
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Juuso Hämäläinen (F) 2018-2019 Suomi-sarja 31 9 9 18 0.58 124
2. Ville Vähäsarja (D) 2000-2001 Suomi-sarja 30 4 9 13 0.43 116
3. Sami Laine (F) 1995-1996 I-divisioona 31 3 9 12 0.39 105
4. Radovan Sipos (D) 1995-1996 I-divisioona 43 5 11 16 0.37 102
5. Janne Tohila (F) 1997-1998 II-divisioona 26 13 11 24 0.92 100
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2023-2024 5'11" 177 lbs 22.75
2022-2023 5'11" 180 lbs 23.39
2021-2022 6'0" 185 lbs 23.70
2020-2021 6'0" 184 lbs 23.04
2019-2020 5'11" 184 lbs 22.33
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