Team Facts
Plays in U20 SM-sarja Full name Saimaan Pallo U20 Team colours Yellow + Black + White Town Lappeenranta, FIN Founded 1948

2014-2015 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#35 Paavo Hölsä (G) 28 1994 Lappeenranta, FIN 6'0" 170 L
#32 Santeri Lipiäinen (G) 27 1995 Lappeenranta, FIN 5'11" 174 R
Topi Rantanen (G) 26 1996 Lappeenranta, FIN 5'10" 168 L
#1 Ville Ruokonen (G) 24 1998 Lappeenranta, FIN 5'11" 190 L
Matias Ruoppa (G) 26 1996 Lappeenranta, FIN 5'10" 172 L
DEFENSEMEN
#52 Niki Blomberg (D)   “A” 26 1996 Kuusankoski, FIN 6'1" 203 L
#5 Miika Huhtanen (D) 29 1993 Lappeenranta, FIN 5'10" 190 L
Jeri Hömppi (D) 26 1996 5'10" 165 L
#25 Tomi Keijonen (D) 26 1996 Lappeenranta, FIN 6'0" 187 L
Santeri Koponen (D) 25 1997 Joensuu, FIN 5'9" 176 L
#6 Henry Maarnela (D)   “A” 26 1996 Lappeenranta, FIN 5'9" 176 L
#77 William Mäkinen (D)   “A” 27 1995 Jämsänkoski, FIN 6'0" 174 L
#26 Santtu Nurmi (F) 27 1995 Lappeenranta, FIN 6'0" 187 L
#4 Arttu Pelli (D) 26 1996 Kouvola, FIN 5'9" 170 R
Arttu Pohjolainen (D) 25 1997 - - L
#2 Joel Pyykkönen (D) 26 1996 Helsinki, FIN 6'5" 216 L
#44 Niklas Sillanpää (D) 27 1995 Espoo, FIN 6'4" 205 L
#65 Pekka Sipari (D) 27 1995 Lappeenranta, FIN 6'1" 192 R
FORWARDS
Fran Gjoni (LW/RW) 26 1996 Zagreb, CRO 6'2" 187 L
Mikko Hankaniemi (F) 26 1996 Lappeenranta, FIN 6'3" 198 L
#76 Tuomo Hankaniemi (F) 26 1996 Lappeenranta, FIN 6'2" 198 R
#15 Rasmus Hämäläinen (RW) 28 1994 Lappeenranta, FIN 6'0" 185 L
#48 Joona Jääskeläinen (LW/RW) 26 1996 Imatra, FIN 5'10" 176 R
#17 Henry Karjalainen (LW/RW) 27 1995 Lappeenranta, FIN 5'10" 176 L
#29 Janne Kettunen (C/LW)   “C” 28 1994 Lappeenranta, FIN 5'9" 198 L
#23 Pietari Koskelainen (LW/RW) 26 1996 Kouvola, FIN 5'9" 174 R
#62 Juuso Leppänen (F) 27 1995 Lappeenranta, FIN 5'7" 165 L
#11 Valtteri Lipiäinen (RW) 25 1997 Lappeenranta, FIN 5'10" 170 R
Joonas Mankinen (F) 28 1994 Lappeenranta, FIN 5'11" 165 R
#25 Eemeli Manskinen (F) 27 1995 Hyvinkää, FIN 6'2" 187 L
Joni Pakkanen (F) 26 1996 Lappeenranta, FIN 6'0" 170 R
#71 Olli Pulkkinen (F) 28 1994 Kuhmo, FIN 5'9" 172 R
Mikko Sairanen (F) 28 1994 Savonlinna, FIN 5'10" 183 R
#66 Sebastian Sjöholm (C) 26 1996 Lappeenranta, FIN 5'8" 165 L
#22 Santeri Suikkanen (LW/RW) 26 1996 Ruokolahti, FIN 6'1" 181 R
Tomi Tiainen (F) 25 1997 5'8" 176 L
#72 Onni Toivanen (LW/RW) 29 1993 Lappeenranta, FIN 6'0" 198 L
#12 Santtu Toivola (F) 26 1996 5'10" 165 L
#16 Kristian Tyyskä (F) 27 1995 Imatra, FIN 5'10" 165 L
#8 Ville Vainikainen (LW/RW)   “A” 28 1994 Kuopio, FIN 5'11" 205 L
#38 Adam Zboril (C/LW) 27 1995 Brno, CZE 5'7" 190 L
Position: G: 4, D: 11, F: 20 | Av Age: 19.57 years | Av Ht: 5'11" | Av Wt: 182 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 39 players
1 player
1 player
Experience SaiPa U20: 2 922 GP
Liiga: 1 052 GP
Czechia: 209 GP
Affiliated Team(s) Ketterä (Mestis)
Ketterä U20 (U20 SM-sarja)
Parru HT (III-divisioona)
PEPO (II-divisioona)
PEPO Akatemia (III-divisioona)
PESÄ (II-divisioona)
SaiPa (Liiga)
SaiPa U16 (U16 SM-sarja)
SaiPa U18 (U18 SM-sarja)
SaiPa/Ketterä U17 (U17 II-divisioona)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name Lappeenrannan jäähalli Location Lappeenranta, FIN Capacity 4 820 Construction Year 1972
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
2022-12-09T15:00:00+0200 KOOVEE U20 SaiPa U20 - U20 SM-sarja
2022-12-04T16:00:00+0200 Ketterä U20 SaiPa U20 0 - 2 U20 SM-sarja
2022-12-03T13:00:00+0200 SaiPa U20 SaPKo U20 3 - 2 (OT) U20 SM-sarja
2022-11-26T13:15:00+0200 Kiekko-Espoo U20 Ch SaiPa U20 0 - 8 U20 SM-sarja
2022-11-25T17:00:00+0200 SaiPa U20 Ketterä U20 6 - 4 U20 SM-sarja
2022-11-18T18:30:00+0200 Kärpät U20 SaiPa U20 4 - 0 U20 SM-sarja
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
11/30/2022
11/30/2022 Loan Leaving Roope Turunen (F) Leaving for Kiekko-Vantaa
08/31/2022
08/31/2022 Confirmed Leaving Lari Pöllänen (D) Leaving for PEPO
08/30/2022
08/30/2022 Confirmed Leaving Topias Mönkäre (F) Leaving for Parru HT
08/17/2022
08/17/2022 Confirmed Leaving Aleksi Sorjonen (F) Leaving for Karhu-Kissat U20
08/12/2022
08/12/2022 Confirmed Joining Adam Csabi (F) Joining from HC Karlovy Vary U17
08/01/2022
08/01/2022 Confirmed Leaving Eetu Santanen (F) Leaving for Hokki
08/01/2022 Confirmed Joining Veeti Kilpeläinen (D) Joining from SaPKo
04/28/2022
04/28/2022 Confirmed Joining Rasmus Ruusunen (F) Joining from HIFK U20
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
2001-2002 U20 SM-liiga - - - - - - - - - - - Champion
2002-2003 U20 SM-liiga - - - - - - - - - - - -
2003-2004 U20 SM-liiga 41 16 10 15 2 8 122 134 44 1.07 8 Quarterfinal loss
2004-2005 U20 SM-liiga 39 5 6 28 1 5 102 185 17 0.44 14 Saved in play-out
2005-2006 U20 SM-liiga 39 13 1 21 2 2 104 126 33 0.85 12 Saved in play-out
2006-2007 U20 SM-liiga 42 16 2 23 1 0 110 154 36 0.86 11 Saved in play-out
2007-2008 U20 SM-liiga 42 2 - 34 4 2 98 235 16 0.38 14 Qualification
U20 SM-liiga 6 3 - 1 2 0 26 16 13 2.17 1 Saved in relegation
2008-2009 U20 SM-liiga 42 8 - 23 6 5 133 215 41 0.98 13 Qualification
U20 SM-liiga 10 1 - 9 0 0 28 61 3 0.30 6 Saved in relegation
2009-2010 U20 SM-liiga 42 15 - 20 2 5 115 153 54 1.29 11 Did not make playoffs
2010-2011 U20 SM-liiga 42 5 - 28 4 5 117 200 28 0.67 15 -
U20 SM-liiga 10 4 - 6 0 0 34 44 12 1.20 5 Saved in relegation
2011-2012 U20 SM-liiga 48 9 - 34 4 1 136 228 36 0.75 16 Did not make playoffs
2012-2013 U20 SM-liiga 48 16 - 23 5 4 137 177 62 1.29 14 Did not make playoffs
2013-2014 U20 SM-liiga 48 7 - 31 4 6 123 213 35 0.73 15 Did not make playoffs
2014-2015 U20 SM-liiga 48 21 - 21 4 2 162 155 73 1.52 9 Quarterfinal loss
2015-2016 U20 SM-liiga 50 20 - 24 5 1 161 170 71 1.42 12 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2016-2017 U20 SM-liiga 48 9 - 30 3 6 102 185 39 0.81 17 Did not make playoffs
2017-2018 U20 SM-liiga 35 12 - 15 4 4 92 101 48 1.37 12 -
U20 SM-liiga 18 9 - 5 1 3 55 49 32 1.78 5 Did not make playoffs
2018-2019 U20 SM-liiga 34 11 - 20 3 0 120 143 39 1.15 15 -
U20 SM-liiga 18 8 - 8 1 1 60 53 27 1.50 5 Did not make playoffs
2019-2020 U20 SM-liiga 34 15 - 19 3 1 110 125 43 1.26 12 -
U20 SM-liiga 18 7 - 11 0 0 51 63 21 1.17 7 Did not make playoffs
2020-2021 U20 SM-sarja 22 12 - 10 1 1 82 71 36 1.64 9 Final group
U20 SM-sarja 22 12 - 10 1 1 82 71 36 1.64 9 Quarterfinal loss
2021-2022 U20 SM-sarja 19 6 - 7 3 3 73 68 27 1.42 14 -
U20 SM-sarja 26 15 - 7 2 2 117 83 51 1.96 3 Did not make playoffs
2022-2023 U20 SM-sarja 23 11 - 8 3 1 78 74 40 1.74 13 -
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Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Petja Summanen (F) 2022-2023 PEPO II-divisioona 12 11 18 29 4
2. Joona Jääskeläinen (F) 2022-2023 HC Kosice Slovakia 20 13 10 23 4
3. Henri Niemi (F) 2022-2023 Gladiators HT II-divisioona 8 10 12 22 6
4. Okko Kangasniemi (F) 2022-2023 KOOVEE Mestis 22 3 19 22 24
5. Jakub Wojnar (F) 2022-2023 HC Letci Letňany Czechia3 22 6 15 21 6
6. Arttu Niskakangas (F) 2022-2023 Comet Halden Norway2 18 11 8 19 0
7. Henry Karjalainen (F) 2022-2023 Ketterä Mestis 18 5 13 18 41
8. Adam Zboril (F) 2022-2023 HC Kometa Brno Czechia 25 3 14 17 12
9. Saku Viskari (F) 2022-2023 PESÄ II-divisioona 11 4 12 16 2
10. Ville Paalanen (F) 2022-2023 PEPO II-divisioona 12 4 11 15 8
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Adam Zboril (F) 116 59 81 140
2. Teemu Somppi (F) 92 76 63 139
3. Janne Kettunen (F) 209 68 67 135
4. Jesse Hallikas (F) 181 69 58 127
5. Aki Sinkkonen (F) 83 47 69 116
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Mika Federley (F) 52 77 27 104
2. Teemu Somppi (F) 92 76 63 139
3. Jesse Hallikas (F) 181 69 58 127
4. Janne Kettunen (F) 209 68 67 135
5. Jari Moisio (F) 81 60 41 101
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Adam Zboril (F) 116 59 81 140
2. Henry Karjalainen (F) 163 30 79 109
3. Aki Sinkkonen (F) 83 47 69 116
4. Janne Kettunen (F) 209 68 67 135
5. Sebastian Sjöholm (F) 182 23 67 90
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Kimmo Vesterinen (D) 106 17 35 370
2. Kalle Maalahti (D) 121 12 55 270
3. Adam Zboril (F) 116 59 140 252
4. Kari Tissari (D) 73 17 55 246
5. Jesse Ryhänen (F) 136 50 110 235
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Janne Kettunen (F) 209 68 67 135
2. Sebastian Sjöholm (F) 182 23 67 90
3. Jesse Hallikas (F) 181 69 58 127
4. Topias Mönkäre (F) 175 28 58 86
5. Mikko Kiviniemi (F) 164 38 30 68
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Seppo Ahokainen (F) 5 3 16 3.20
2. Krister Minkkinen (F) 28 32 58 2.07
3. Mika Federley (F) 52 77 104 2.00
4. Simo Liukka (F) 34 31 62 1.82
5. Olli Tarhonen (F) 14 13 25 1.79
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Aki Sinkkonen (F) 1997-1998 U20 I-divisioona 31 28 32 60 1.94 12
2. Krister Minkkinen (F) 1995-1996 U20 I-divisioona 28 32 26 58 2.07 78
3. Teemu Somppi (F) 2001-2002 U20 SM-liiga 41 31 25 56 1.37 50
4. Adam Zboril (F) 2014-2015 U20 SM-liiga 39 21 35 56 1.44 112
5. Juuso Vakkilainen (F) 2000-2001 U20 SM-liiga 43 21 35 56 1.30 42
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Mika Federley (F) 1993-1994 U20 I-divisioona 22 37 5 42 1.91 32
2. Krister Minkkinen (F) 1995-1996 U20 I-divisioona 28 32 26 58 2.07 78
3. Jari Mannila (F) 1997-1998 U20 I-divisioona 36 32 18 50 1.39 20
4. Mika Narinen (F) 1980-1981 Jr. A SM-sarja 32 32 14 46 1.44 10
5. Teemu Somppi (F) 2001-2002 U20 SM-liiga 41 31 25 56 1.37 50
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Adam Zboril (F) 2014-2015 U20 SM-liiga 39 21 35 56 1.44 112
2. Juuso Vakkilainen (F) 2000-2001 U20 SM-liiga 43 21 35 56 1.30 42
3. Okko Kangasniemi (F) 2021-2022 U20 SM-sarja 36 18 35 53 1.47 32
4. Niko Kautiainen (F) 2019-2020 U20 SM-liiga 51 18 33 51 1.00 57
5. Tommi Kaikkonen (F) 1997-1998 U20 I-divisioona 33 8 33 41 1.24 14
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Kimmo Vesterinen (D) 2007-2008 U20 SM-liiga 35 7 3 10 0.29 165
2. Jere Pulli (D) 2009-2010 U20 SM-liiga 36 2 8 10 0.28 134
3. Kimmo Vesterinen (D) 2006-2007 U20 SM-liiga 42 7 12 19 0.45 129
4. Kari Tissari (D) 1995-1996 U20 I-divisioona 34 10 24 34 1.00 126
5. Adam Zboril (F) 2014-2015 U20 SM-liiga 39 21 35 56 1.44 112
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 5'11" 174 lbs 18.33
2021-2022 6'0" 178 lbs 19.67
2020-2021 6'0" 180 lbs 19.90
2019-2020 6'0" 179 lbs 19.58
2018-2019 6'0" 183 lbs 19.82
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