Team Facts
Plays in Mestis Full name Joensuun Kiekko-Pojat Team colours Red + Black + White Town Joensuu, FIN Founded 1953

2023-2024 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#37 Iiro Eronen (G) 20 2003 Joensuu, FIN 6'2" 190 L 23/24
#35 Veeti Koppinen (G) 19 2004 Joensuu, FIN 5'11" 154 L 23/24
#90 Eemil Vinni (G) 17 2005 Vantaa, FIN 6'2" 187 L
DEFENSEMEN
Martin Böhm (D) 20 2003 Prachatice, CZE 5'11" 172 L 23/24
#24 Juho Juvonen (D) 21 2002 Joensuu, FIN 5'11" 168 R 23/24
#59 Rasmus Kankkunen (D) 19 2004 Joensuu, FIN 5'9" 165 L 23/24+1
#5 Ilmari Karhapää (D) 25 1998 Espoo, FIN 6'2" 185 R 23/24
#74 Roope Loukasvuori (D) 20 2003 Oulu, FIN 6'0" 185 L 23/24
#10 Kasper Mäenpää (D) 22 2001 Kiiminki, FIN 5'10" 172 R 23/24
Veeti Ristola (D) 19 2004 Joensuu, FIN 5'9" 163 L Junior
#77 Samu Romakkaniemi (D) 20 2002 Oulu, FIN 6'1" 187 L 23/24
#11 Severi Savijoki (D) 21 2001 Hämeenlinna, FIN 6'1" 174 L 23/24
FORWARDS
#26 Miska Hattunen (C/W) 24 1999 Kuopio, FIN 6'0" 176 L 23/24
#19 Patrick Isiguzo (RW) 20 2002 Espoo, FIN 5'10" 201 L 23/24
Osku Koivistoinen (C) 21 2002 Espoo, FIN 6'1" 190 L 23/24
#86 Kristjan Kombe (C/W) 23 2000 Kuressaare, EST 6'2" 190 L 23/24
#17 Taneli Kovaniemi (F) 21 2001 Oulu, FIN 5'11" 187 L 23/24
#92 Rasmus Kuiri (LW) 20 2003 Lieksa, FIN 5'10" 159 L 23/24
#91 Veeti Matikainen (F) 19 2004 Joensuu, FIN 5'9" 165 R 23/24+1
#67 Niklas Meriläinen (LW) 21 2002 Lieksa, FIN 5'7" 176 L 23/24
#95 Jonas Peterek (C) 22 2001 Havirov, CZE 6'2" 176 R 23/24
#14 Ivo Sedlacek (F) 20 2003 Brno, CZE 5'10" 157 R 23/24
#41 Valtteri Vaittinen (C) 20 2002 Joensuu, FIN - - L 23/24
#20 Lasse Vatanen (F) 19 2004 Joensuu, FIN 6'1" 181 L 23/24+1
#72 Jasper Viitala (LW) 22 2001 Nivala, FIN 6'1" 181 L 23/24
#13 Riku Vähäniitty (LW) 20 2003 Joensuu, FIN 6'0" 181 L 23/24
Position: G: 3, D: 9, F: 14 | Av Age: 20.58 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt: 177 lbs | Compare with other teams
Team Staff
Team staff history
Demographics
Nationality
Team Facts
Nationalities 22 players
3 players
1 player
Experience JoKP: 353 GP
Liiga: 66 GP
KHL: 3 GP
Czechia: 18 GP
Affiliated Team(s) HIFK (Liiga)
HIFK U20 (U20 SM-sarja)
Jokipojat U16 (U16 SM-sarja)
Jokipojat U18 (U18 Mestis)
Jokipojat U20 (U20 Mestis)
OoKoo (III-divisioona)
PeTo (III-divisioona)
SaPKo (Suomi-sarja)
Team Captains
Team captaincy history
Arena Information
Arena Name PKS Areena Location Joensuu, FIN Capacity 4 800 Construction Year 1982 Secondary Arena Outokummun jäähalli
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
2023-10-06T18:30:00+0300 RoKi JoKP - Mestis
2023-09-30T17:00:00+0300 JoKP Hermes 4 - 3 Mestis
2023-09-27T18:30:00+0300 KOOVEE JoKP 2 - 4 Mestis
2023-09-23T17:00:00+0300 JoKP Hokki 6 - 2 Mestis
2023-09-22T18:30:00+0300 Ketterä JoKP 9 - 3 Mestis
2023-04-19T18:30:00+0300 RoKi JoKP 4 - 2 Mestis
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
09/12/2023
09/12/2023 Confirmed Joining Martin Böhm (D) Joining from HC Sparta Praha
08/17/2023
08/17/2023 Confirmed Leaving Artur Gatiyatov (F) Leaving for Nomad Astana
08/15/2023
08/15/2023 Confirmed Leaving Joel Kerkkänen (F) Leaving for TUTO Hockey
08/09/2023
08/09/2023 Confirmed Joining Ilmari Karhapää (D) Joining from Salamat
08/09/2023 Confirmed Joining Taneli Kovaniemi (F) Joining from Hokki
08/03/2023
08/03/2023 Confirmed Leaving Rayen Petrovický (D) Leaving for Bílí Tygři Liberec
07/30/2023
07/30/2023 Confirmed Leaving Juho Ahopelto (G) Leaving for SaPKo
07/17/2023
07/17/2023 Confirmed Leaving Aatu Luusuaniemi (F) Leaving for STS Sanok
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
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 52 24 - 17 5 6 188 174 88 1.69 5 Bronze game loss
2023-2024 Mestis 4 3 - 1 0 0 17 16 9 2.25 6 -
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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?
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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. Jonas Peterek (F) 4 3 7 1.75
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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
2023-2024 6'0" 177 lbs 20.58
2022-2023 6'0" 182 lbs 23.43
2021-2022 5'11" 182 lbs 23.36
2020-2021 5'11" 183 lbs 24.37
2019-2020 5'11" 184 lbs 23.48
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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–