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Suomen Cup
Full name Joensuun Kiekko-Pojat Team colours Red + Black + White Town Joensuu, FIN Founded 1953

2016-2017 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#30 Jonathan Iilahti (G) 30 1992 Vaasa, FIN 6'1" 176 L
#31 Samuel Jukuri (G) 26 1996 Kiiminki, FIN 6'0" 172 L
#30 Teemu Kettunen (G) 24 1998 Joensuu, FIN 5'11" 179 L
#30 Antti Makkonen (G) 25 1997 Kitee, FIN 6'0" 181 L
#38 Jere Myllyniemi (G) 40 1983 Kangasala, FIN 6'1" 194 L
#35 Juho Ratilainen (G) 25 1997 Liperi, FIN 5'11" 161 L
#30 Arttu Ruotsalainen (G) 22 2000 Kouvola, FIN 6'7" 198 L
DEFENSEMEN
#4 Juuso Akkanen (D)   “C” 39 1983 Rauma, FIN 6'0" 203 L
#20 Santeri Arousva (D) 29 1993 Pori, FIN 5'9" 176 L
#23 Henri Auvinen (D) 29 1993 Jyväskylä, FIN 6'2" 190 L
#3 Antti Helanto (D) 32 1990 Turku, FIN 5'8" 181 L
#47 Matti Koistinen (D)   “A” 37 1986 Outokumpu, FIN 6'0" 203 L
#6 Joni Muranen (D) 28 1994 Vantaa, FIN 6'0" 170 L
#10 Jere Niemelä (D) 32 1990 Joensuu, FIN 5'11" 194 L
#5 Jaska Ojanperä (D) 32 1990 Alahärmä, FIN 5'11" 198 R
#2 Joel Olkkonen (D) 29 1993 Hyvinkää, FIN 6'3" 216 R
#42 Eppu Rissanen (D) 29 1993 Nurmes, FIN 6'1" 198 L
#21 Ville Räsänen (D) 24 1998 Joensuu, FIN 6'2" 168 L
#5 Joonas Valkonen (D) 29 1993 Vantaa, FIN 6'2" 198 L
FORWARDS
#65 Nico Friman (RW) 29 1994 Vantaa, FIN 5'9" 172 R
#11 Ville Halonen (C)   “A” 33 1990 Joensuu, FIN 6'1" 201 L
#50 Teemu Holttinen (F/D) 28 1994 Imatra, FIN 6'0" 198 L
#92 Lauri Huhdanpää (LW/RW) 27 1995 Tampere, FIN 6'0" 176 L
#23 Tuomas Huhtanen (LW/RW) 35 1987 Noormarkku, FIN 6'1" 207 L
#61 Lauri Hukkanen (RW) 32 1990 Joensuu, FIN 5'9" 172 L
#28 Roope Hämäläinen (C) 30 1992 Lappeenranta, FIN 5'10" 179 L
#26 Teemu Lahtinen (F) 25 1997 Helsinki, FIN 6'1" 198 L
#91 Joonas Larinmaa (RW/LW) 30 1992 Turku, FIN 5'8" 165 L
#88 Oskari Lehtinen (LW) 28 1994 Turku, FIN 6'1" 198 R
#42 Ville Leskinen (LW/RW) 27 1995 Pieksämäki, FIN 6'0" 205 L
#41 Joona Manninen (C) 31 1991 Joensuu, FIN 6'2" 205 L
#17 Teemu Nissinen (RW) 28 1994 Joensuu, FIN 5'9" 165 R
#16 Jesse Paukku (LW) 28 1994 Joensuu, FIN 6'0" 183 L
#27 Ossi Pellinen (C)   “A” 39 1983 Nokia, FIN 6'4" 201 L
#44 Samu Pitkänen (C) 35 1987 Joensuu, FIN 5'8" 176 L
#71 Kasimir Puruskainen (LW) 29 1993 Joensuu, FIN 5'9" 154 L
#14 Heikki Puustinen (LW) 36 1987 Joensuu, FIN 6'2" 198 L
#90 Ville Silvast (LW) 37 1986 Pieksämäki, FIN 5'8" 165 L
#12 Oula Uski (C/LW) 30 1992 Järvenpää, FIN 6'4" 220 L
Position: G: 4, D: 10, F: 20 | Av Age: 24.15 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 186 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 39 players Experience Jokipojat: 3 925 GP
SHL: 22 GP
HockeyAllsvenskan: 134 GP
Liiga: 2 273 GP
KHL: 8 GP
Affiliated Team(s) HIFK (Liiga)
Jokipojat U16 (U16 SM-sarja)
Jokipojat U17 (U17 Ylempi)
Jokipojat U18 (U18 Mestis)
Jokipojat U20 (U20 Mestis)
PeTo (III-divisioona)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name PKS Areena Location Joensuu, FIN Capacity 4 800 Construction Year 1982
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
2023-02-01T18:30:00+0200 JoKP Kiekko-Espoo - Mestis
2023-01-31T18:30:00+0200 KeuPa HT JoKP 3 - 2 (OT) Mestis
2023-01-28T17:00:00+0200 JoKP Zemgale 1 - 0 Mestis
2023-01-27T18:30:00+0200 JoKP Zemgale 1 - 3 Mestis
2023-01-25T18:30:00+0200 JoKP FPS 7 - 1 Mestis
2023-01-21T17:00:00+0200 JoKP RoKi 4 - 2 Mestis
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
01/20/2023
01/20/2023 Confirmed Leaving Wiljami Kupiainen (D) Leaving for Crocodiles Hamburg
01/09/2023
01/09/2023 Loan Joining Jere Huhtamaa (G) Joining from SaiPa
01/03/2023
01/03/2023 Confirmed Leaving Julius Korjus (F) Leaving for Hokki
01/02/2023
01/02/2023 Confirmed Leaving Kohei Sato (F) Leaving for KeuPa HT
01/01/2023
01/01/2023 Confirmed Joining Timotej Sille (F) Joining from No team
12/02/2022
12/02/2022 Confirmed Leaving Julius Vesaaja (F) Leaving for Peliitat
11/29/2022
11/29/2022 Loan Joining Niilo Romppanen (D) Joining from Jukurit
11/14/2022
11/14/2022 Loan Joining Nicolas Werbik (F) Joining from SaiPa
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
JoKP
1993-1994 I-divisioona 46 - - - - - 239 162 65 1.41 2 -
Kiekko-Karhut
1994-1995 II-divisioona - - - - - - - - - - - -
1995-1996 I-divisioona 44 25 7 12 - - 166 123 57 1.30 5 Semifinal loss
1996-1997 I-divisioona 44 26 7 11 - - 194 149 59 1.34 1 Qualification loss
1997-1998 I-divisioona 44 18 1 25 - - 138 165 37 0.84 10 Did not make playoffs
Jokipojat
1998-1999 I-divisioona 48 16 7 25 - - 125 164 38 0.79 8 Did not make playoffs
1999-2000 I-divisioona 48 23 6 19 - - 166 153 52 1.08 5 Qualification loss
2000-2001 Mestis 44 13 7 24 - - 110 161 33 0.75 10 Bankruptcy
2001-2002 Suomi-sarja 34 13 4 13 1 3 123 110 35 1.03 5 Did not make playoffs
2002-2003 Suomi-sarja 32 21 3 6 0 2 144 64 47 1.47 1 Qualification loss
2003-2004 Suomi-sarja 36 30 1 3 2 0 218 63 65 1.81 1 Champion | Promoted
2004-2005 Mestis 44 11 6 27 1 - 117 178 29 0.66 11 Saved in relegation
2005-2006 Mestis 45 17 8 20 - - 131 160 45 1.00 8 Quarterfinal loss
2006-2007 Mestis 45 22 5 18 - - 151 137 50 1.11 6 Quarterfinal loss
2007-2008 Mestis 45 20 - 19 3 3 133 125 69 1.53 7 Quarterfinal loss
2008-2009 Mestis 45 27 - 11 2 5 156 101 90 2.00 1 Final loss
2009-2010 Mestis 45 23 - 12 5 5 173 128 84 1.87 2 Champion
2010-2011 Mestis 49 16 - 22 3 3 146 173 62 1.27 10 Did not make playoffs
2011-2012 Mestis 46 18 - 16 8 4 142 134 74 1.61 4 Final loss
2012-2013 Mestis 48 20 - 18 4 6 155 144 74 1.54 6 Bronze game loss
2013-2014 Mestis 56 22 - 23 5 6 152 150 82 1.46 6 Quarterfinal loss
2014-2015 Suomi-sarja 36 22 - 11 2 1 154 98 71 1.97 2 Champion | Promoted
2015-2016 Mestis 50 22 - 14 10 4 158 122 90 1.80 3 Bronze game win
2016-2017 Mestis 50 18 - 19 5 8 136 143 72 1.44 6 Quarterfinal loss
2017-2018 Mestis 50 21 - 20 4 5 156 140 76 1.52 6 Bronze game loss
2018-2019 Mestis 50 19 - 17 6 8 151 151 77 1.54 6 Quarterfinal loss
2019-2020 Mestis 50 27 - 23 3 6 179 168 84 1.68 3 Playoffs Cancelled
JoKP
2020-2021 Mestis 31 13 - 9 3 2 107 89 59 1.90 2 Bronze game loss
2021-2022 Mestis 52 27 - 14 6 5 182 129 98 1.88 3 Quarterfinal loss
2022-2023 Mestis 37 16 - 13 4 4 127 122 60 1.62 5 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
JoKP
1970-1971 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jokipojat
2017-2018 Suomen Cup 2 1 - 1 - - 6 5 - - - 16th final loss
2018-2019 Suomen Cup 2 1 - 0 0 1 8 5 - - - Relegated
2019-2020 Suomen Cup 4 2 - 2 - - 6 13 6 1.50 - Quarterfinal loss
JoKP
2021-2022 Suomen Cup 2 2 - 0 0 0 13 6 6 3.00 1 Semifinal loss
2022-2023 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - - -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Jakub Sramek (F) 2022-2023 ESC Haßfurt Germany5 14 32 42 74 6
2. Juuso Rajala (F) 2022-2023 Crocodiles Hamburg Germany3 41 17 44 61 10
3. Oula Uski (F) 2022-2023 Füchse Duisburg Germany3 42 21 36 57 36
4. Matias Varttinen (F) 2022-2023 Saale Bulls Halle Germany3 31 32 24 56 6
5. Elvijs Biezais (F) 2022-2023 Herner EV 2007 Germany3 25 17 22 39 18
6. Miro Aaltonen (F) 2022-2023 EHC Kloten NL 42 11 27 38 20
7. Janne Hämäläinen (F) 2022-2023 Kiekko-Espoo Mestis 37 11 25 36 12
8. Erno Räisänen (F) 2022-2023 Eppan/Appiano Italy2 20 15 20 35 10
9. Roope Ranta (F) 2022-2023 TUTO Hockey Mestis 35 9 26 35 12
10. Jaakko Kuusisto (F) 2022-2023 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 35 16 14 30 10
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Markku Kyllönen (F) 384 206 232 438
2. Jari Hämäläinen (F) 271 195 182 377
3. Jyrki Manninen (F) 351 145 213 358
4. Sami Puruskainen (F) 417 106 217 323
5. Pasi Nissinen (F) 276 99 156 255
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Markku Kyllönen (F) 384 206 232 438
2. Jari Hämäläinen (F) 271 195 182 377
3. Jyrki Manninen (F) 351 145 213 358
4. Jani Keränen (F) 323 108 140 248
5. Sami Puruskainen (F) 417 106 217 323
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Markku Kyllönen (F) 384 206 232 438
2. Sami Puruskainen (F) 417 106 217 323
3. Jyrki Manninen (F) 351 145 213 358
4. Jari Hämäläinen (F) 271 195 182 377
5. Pasi Nissinen (F) 276 99 156 255
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Miika Haapala (D) 386 82 207 582
2. Jarkko Immonen (D) 484 78 199 479
3. Jari Hakkarainen (D) 422 53 131 463
4. Esa Lehikoinen (D) 368 46 156 462
5. Juhana Repo (F) 259 52 121 356
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jarkko Immonen (D) 484 78 121 199
2. Heikki Puustinen (F) 429 91 76 167
3. Jari Hakkarainen (D) 422 53 78 131
4. Sami Puruskainen (F) 417 106 217 323
5. Miika Haapala (D) 386 82 125 207
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Nemo Huhta (F) 1 3 3 3.00
2. Kari Koponen (F) 1 1 2 2.00
3. Jari Hirsimäki (F) 43 35 85 1.98
4. Lubomir Kolnik (F) 66 69 124 1.88
5. Jon Fontas (F) 72 52 122 1.69
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jari Hirsimäki (F) 1993-1994 I-divisioona 43 35 50 85 1.98 118
2. Lubomir Kolnik (F) 1992-1993 I-divisioona 44 46 38 84 1.91 26
3. Jari Hämäläinen (F) 1984-1985 I-divisioona 44 37 45 82 1.86 34
4. Rostislav Vlach (F) 1990-1991 I-divisioona 44 33 48 81 1.84 83
5. Markku Kyllönen (F) 1990-1991 I-divisioona 44 42 37 79 1.80 22
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Lubomir Kolnik (F) 1992-1993 I-divisioona 44 46 38 84 1.91 26
2. Markku Kyllönen (F) 1990-1991 I-divisioona 44 42 37 79 1.80 22
3. Jari Hämäläinen (F) 1984-1985 I-divisioona 44 37 45 82 1.86 34
4. Kari Laitinen (F) 1993-1994 I-divisioona 46 37 23 60 1.30 42
5. Pekka Räsänen (F) 1982-1983 I-divisioona 36 37 17 54 1.50 6
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jari Hirsimäki (F) 1993-1994 I-divisioona 43 35 50 85 1.98 118
2. Rostislav Vlach (F) 1990-1991 I-divisioona 44 33 48 81 1.84 83
3. Milos Tararnt (F) 1987-1988 I-divisioona 40 20 47 67 1.68 20
4. Jonas Hemming (F) 1993-1994 I-divisioona 44 26 46 72 1.64 60
5. Jari Hämäläinen (F) 1984-1985 I-divisioona 44 37 45 82 1.86 34
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Jari Hirsimäki (F) 1993-1994 I-divisioona 43 35 50 85 1.98 118
2. Otto Karvinen (F) 2013-2014 Mestis 47 3 13 16 0.34 113
3. Ilmari Pitkänen (F) 2011-2012 Mestis 40 10 11 21 0.53 108
4. Ernest Bokros (D) 1992-1993 I-divisioona 42 9 19 28 0.67 98
5. Luke Sellars (D) 2008-2009 Mestis 33 1 14 15 0.45 97
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 5'11" 175 lbs 22.25
2021-2022 5'11" 178 lbs 22.67
2020-2021 5'11" 182 lbs 23.56
2019-2020 5'11" 183 lbs 22.69
2018-2019 5'11" 185 lbs 22.67
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Elite Prospects Notes and Trivia
Team names:
Kiekko-Karhut (1953–1960)
JoKP (1960–1994)
Kiekko-Karhut (1994–1998)
Jokipojat (1998–2020)
JoKP (2020–