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

2022-2023 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S Ctrct
GOALTENDERS
#32 Kasper Lehikoinen (G) 22 2000 Joensuu, FIN 6'0" 181 L 22/23
Riku Lindroos (G) 24 1998 Vantaa, FIN 5'11" 161 L 22/23
DEFENSEMEN
#42 Miika Heiskari (D) 22 2000 Espoo, FIN 5'9" 165 L 22/23
Juho Juvonen (D) 20 2002 Joensuu, FIN 5'11" 168 R 22/23
#17 Rasmus Kankkunen (D) 18 2004 Joensuu, FIN 5'9" 165 L 23/24+1
Leevi Karjalainen (D) 22 2000 Helsinki, FIN 6'0" 172 L 22/23
#5 Santeri Koponen (D) 24 1997 Joensuu, FIN 5'9" 176 L 22/23
Wiljami Kupiainen (D) 25 1997 Örnsköldsvik, SWE 5'10" 172 L 22/23
#39 Toivo Pennanen (D) 25 1997 Joensuu, FIN 6'2" 212 L 22/23
#13 Ville Puhakka (D) 22 2000 Kuopio, FIN 6'3" 196 R 22/23
FORWARDS
#19 Jonne Brygger (F) 22 2000 Porvoo, FIN 5'10" 183 L 22/23
Artur Gatiyatov (F) 22 1999 Satpaev, KAZ 5'8" 150 L 22/23
#26 Miska Hattunen (F) 23 1999 Kuopio, FIN 5'11" 150 L 22/23
Valtteri Kekarainen (F) 22 2000 Joensuu, FIN 6'0" 196 R 22/23
#96 Joel Kerkkänen (F) 23 1999 Helsinki, FIN 5'11" 165 L 22/23
Kristjan Kombe (C/W) 22 2000 Kuressaare, EST 6'2" 190 L 22/23
#23 Julius Korjus (F) 21 2000 Kellokoski, FIN 5'8" 172 L 22/23
Denis Kusý (LW/RW) 25 1997 Praha, CZE 5'10" 179 R 22/23
#4 Aatu Luusuaniemi (RW) 23 1999 Rovaniemi, FIN 6'1" 205 R 22/23
#26 Veeti Matikainen (F) 18 2004 Joensuu, FIN 5'9" 165 R 23/24+1
#12 Niklas Meriläinen (F) 20 2002 Lieksa, FIN 5'7" 176 L Junior
Kohei Sato (LW) 26 1996 Nishitokyo, JPN 6'1" 185 L 22/23
#34 Ville Sivonen (F) 23 1999 Joensuu, FIN 6'0" 168 R 22/23
#11 Jani Taskula (F) 21 2000 Lappeenranta, FIN 5'9" 163 R 22/23
#47 Lasse Vatanen (F) 18 2004 Joensuu, FIN 5'10" 163 L 23/24+1
Julius Vesaaja (F) 21 2001 Lahti, FIN 6'0" 212 L 22/23
Petteri Villanen (LW) 23 1999 Espoo, FIN 5'7" 157 L 22/23
Position: G: 2, D: 8, F: 17 | Av Age: 22.16 years | Av Ht: 5'11" | Av Wt: 176 lbs | Compare with other teams
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Team Facts
Nationalities 23 players
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Experience JoKP: 1 010 GP
Liiga: 129 GP
KHL: 5 GP
Czechia: 113 GP
Affiliated Team(s) HIFK (Liiga)
Jokipojat U16 (U16 SM-sarja)
Jokipojat U17 (U17 Ylempi)
Jokipojat U18 (U18 SM-sarja)
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
2022-10-04T18:30:00+0300 JoKP Kiekko-Espoo - Mestis
2022-09-29T18:30:00+0300 JoKP TUTO Hockey 2 - 3 (OT) Mestis
2022-09-27T18:30:00+0300 IPK JoKP 6 - 2 Mestis
2022-09-24T20:00:00+0300 JoKP Ketterä 5 - 2 Mestis
2022-04-09T17:00:00+0300 JoKP RoKi 2 - 3 (OT) Mestis
2022-04-08T18:30:00+0300 RoKi JoKP 2 - 4 Mestis
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
09/17/2022
09/17/2022 Confirmed Joining Kristjan Kombe (F) Joining from Kiekko-Vantaa
09/11/2022
09/11/2022 Confirmed Joining Kohei Sato (F) Joining from Bentley Univ.
09/08/2022
09/08/2022 Confirmed Leaving Garrett Wright (F) Leaving for Unknown
08/26/2022
08/26/2022 Confirmed Leaving Esa Lehikoinen (D) Leaving for Retired
08/23/2022
08/23/2022 Confirmed Joining Garrett Wright (F) Joining from Youngstown Phantoms
08/04/2022
08/04/2022 Confirmed Leaving Niko Kuiri (F) Leaving for Unknown
08/04/2022 Confirmed Leaving Ville Räsänen (D) Leaving for Unknown
07/22/2022
07/22/2022 Confirmed Leaving Aaron Miller (F) Leaving for Cergy-Pontoise
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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 3 1 - 2 0 1 9 11 4 1.33 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?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Elmeri Laakso (D) 2022-2023 SaiPa U20 U20 SM-sarja 9 6 8 14 4
2. Matias Varttinen (F) 2022-2023 Saale Bulls Halle Germany3 2 2 4 6 2
3. Janne Hämäläinen (F) 2022-2023 Kiekko-Espoo Suomen Cup 6 2 4 6 6
4. Jaakko Kuusisto (F) 2022-2023 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 3 3 2 5 0
5. Vili Westerman (D) 2022-2023 SaiPa U20 U20 SM-sarja 9 3 2 5 6
6. Jesse Ruotsi (F) 2022-2023 Ketterä Suomen Cup 5 2 3 5 2
7. Eemeli Jeskanen (F) 2022-2023 KH Torun Poland 6 2 3 5 8
8. Elias Elomaa (F) 2022-2023 KH Torun Poland 6 2 3 5 33
9. Matti Järvinen (F) 2022-2023 HPK Liiga 7 2 3 5 0
10. Elvijs Biezais (F) 2022-2023 Hannover Indians Germany3 3 2 2 4 2
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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 0.46 97
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 5'11" 176 lbs 22.16
2021-2022 5'11" 178 lbs 23.36
2020-2021 5'11" 182 lbs 24.37
2019-2020 5'11" 183 lbs 23.48
2018-2019 5'11" 185 lbs 23.41
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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–