Team Facts
  • Plays in Liiga
  • Full name Lahden Pelicans
  • Team colours Teal + Black + White
  • Town Lahti, FIN
  • Founded 1996

2003-2004 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#29 Carl Grahn (G) 37 1981 Kouvola, FIN 6'0" 194 L
Markus Helanen (G) 42 1976 Helsinki, FIN 6'3" 201 L
Ari Luostarinen (G) 43 1975 Kuopio, FIN 5'9" 159 L
#1 Toni Rask (G) 33 1985 Lahti, FIN 5'9" 176 L
#31 Karri Rämö (G) 32 1986 Asikkala, FIN 6'2" 205 L
Mikko Rämö (G) 38 1980 Lahti, FIN 6'0" 187 L
DEFENSEMEN
Martin Cech (D) 1976 Havlickuv Brod, CZE 6'1" 196 L
#5 Ossi-Petteri Grönholm (D) 37 1981 Kotka, FIN 5'11" 207 L
#5 Jonne Hattunen (D) 33 1985 Kajaani, FIN 6'1" 214 L
#28 Jussi Heikkinen (D) 38 1980 Kaarina, FIN 6'1" 198 L
#16 Aki Heino (D) 41 1977 Hämeenlinna, FIN 5'11" 187 R
#15 Santeri Heiskanen (D)   “A” 41 1977 Helsinki, FIN 5'10" 170 R
Tuomas Immonen (D) 35 1983 Varkaus, FIN 6'0" 181 R
#2 Toni Kirén (D) 34 1984 Lahti, FIN 6'1" 196 L
#23 Olli Korkeavuori (D) 39 1979 Riihimäki, FIN 6'2" 212 L
Kaj Lindström (D) 38 1980 Lahti, FIN 6'0" 185 L
Ville Mäntymaa (D) 33 1985 Seinäjoki, FIN 6'3" 205 R
#21 Matti Näätänen (D) 35 1983 Helsinki, FIN 5'11" 176 R
#9 Tero Paappanen (D) 38 1980 Järvenpää, FIN 6'0" 183 R
#20 Tomi Pakarinen (D) 35 1983 Rääkkylä, FIN 6'0" 201 R
Radek Philipp (D) 41 1977 Ostrava, CZE 6'3" 214 L
#33 Jermu Pisto (D) 43 1975 Kuopio, FIN 6'1" 198 L
Joni Purola (D) 35 1983 Helsinki, FIN 5'11" 209 L
#12 Jussi-Antti Reimari (D) 43 1975 Hollola, FIN 6'1" 196 L
#91 Oliver Setzinger (D/F) 35 1983 Horn, AUT 6'0" 196 L
#55 Jarno Tolvanen (D) 34 1984 Joensuu, FIN 5'11" 214 L
Joni Tuominen (D) 36 1982 Espoo, FIN 5'9" 187 R
FORWARDS
Carlo Grünn (LW) 37 1981 Espoo, FIN 5'11" 194 L
#10 Tommi Hannus (RW/C) 38 1980 Vantaa, FIN 6'0" 190 R
Henri Heino (C) 32 1986 Lahti, FIN 5'11" 198 L
#34 Ville Hirvonen (C) 38 1980 Tampere, FIN 6'0" 185 L
Olli Julkunen (RW) 37 1981 Oulu, FIN 6'1" 220 R
#18 Lasse Jämsen (RW) 44 1974 Jyväskylän mlk, FIN 5'10" 185 R
#27 Miikka Jäske (C) 36 1982 Hyvinkää, FIN 5'11" 190 L
#30 Jari Kauppila (C) 44 1974 Lammi, FIN 5'10" 185 R
Jani Keinänen (C)   “A” 42 1976 Hämeenlinna, FIN 6'0" 192 L
#94 Toni Koivunen (C)   “C” 46 1971 Lahti, FIN 5'11" 190 L
Mike Lephart (LW) 41 1977 Niskayuna, NY, USA 5'11" 185 R
#43 Jussi-Mikko Makkonen (LW) 35 1982 Lahti, FIN 5'11" 194 L
Toni Mäkiaho (RW) 43 1975 Tampere, FIN 6'0" 209 R
#25 Mikko Niinikoski (RW) 40 1978 Tampere, FIN 5'11" 187 R
Henri Nuutinen (C) 35 1983 Lahti, FIN 5'10" 176 L
#26 Jesse Saarinen (LW/RW) 33 1985 Lahti, FIN 5'9" 183 L
#19 Jussi Saarinen (LW) 35 1983 Lahti, FIN 5'10" 176 L
#40
Toni Saarinen (LW) 42 1976 Hämeenlinna, FIN 5'11" 183 L
Tuomas Santavuori (LW) 33 1985 Savonlinna, FIN 5'11" 181 L
#22 Harri Suutarinen (F) 36 1982 Hämeenlinna, FIN 6'0" 190 R
Shayne Toporowski (RW) 43 1975 Paddockwood, SK, CAN 6'3" 220 R
Hermanni Vidman (LW/RW) 39 1979 Turku, FIN 5'11" 209 L
Ville Viitaluoma (C) 37 1981 Espoo, FIN 6'0" 201 L
#91 Jesse Welling (LW) 41 1977 Helsinki, FIN 6'1" 198 L
#14 Daniel Widing (RW) 36 1982 Gävle, SWE 6'0" 209 R
Position: G:3 D:15 F:21 | Av Age: 24.77 years | Av Ht: 6'0" | Av Wt 193 lbs | Compare with other teams

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Arena Information
  • Arena Name Isku Areena
  • Location Lahti, FIN
  • Capacity 5 534
  • Construction Year 1973
Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
10/17/2018
10/17/2018 Confirmed Joining Alexander Shchemerov (D) Joining from Gornyak Uchaly
09/25/2018
09/25/2018 Confirmed Leaving Janne Juvonen (G) Leaving for HC Innsbruck
09/19/2018
09/19/2018 Confirmed Leaving Stefan Lassen (D) Leaving for Almtuna IS
09/17/2018
09/17/2018 Extension Jesse Saarinen (F)
09/03/2018
09/03/2018 Loan Leaving Lauri Heino (F) Leaving for Peliitat
09/03/2018 Loan Leaving Joakim Kukkonen (F) Leaving for Peliitat
09/03/2018 Loan Leaving Toni Hannukkala (D) Leaving for Peliitat
09/03/2018 Loan Leaving Sami Suni (G) Leaving for Peliitat
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
Hockey Reipas
1989-1990 I-divisioona 44 31 3 10 - - 246 133 65 2 Promoted
1990-1991 Liiga 44 21 2 21 - - 169 170 44 7 Did not make playoffs
1991-1992 Liiga 44 12 6 26 - - 142 202 30 11 Did not make playoffs
Reipas Lahti
1992-1993 Liiga 48 6 3 39 - - 125 260 15 12 Saved in relegation
1993-1994 Liiga 48 6 2 40 - - 119 280 14 12 Relegated
1994-1995 I-divisioona 46 18 6 22 - - 155 201 42 8 Did not make playoffs
1995-1996 I-divisioona 44 24 2 18 - - 175 136 50 6 Quarterfinal loss
Pelicans
1996-1997 I-divisioona 44 26 3 15 - - 168 119 55 3 Qualification loss
1997-1998 I-divisioona 44 23 4 17 - - 155 147 50 4 Qualification loss
1998-1999 I-divisioona 48 30 7 11 - - 178 109 67 2 Promoted
1999-2000 Liiga 54 8 8 38 - - 108 197 24 12 Saved in relegation
2000-2001 Liiga 56 22 11 23 - - 170 164 55 7 Quarterfinal loss
2001-2002 Liiga 56 27 10 19 - - 157 152 68 5 Quarterfinal loss
2002-2003 Liiga 56 15 2 39 - - 120 182 36 12 Did not make playoffs
2003-2004 Liiga 56 7 12 37 - - 110 227 27 13 Did not make playoffs
2004-2005 Liiga 56 7 - 36 3 10 100 230 37 13 Did not make playoffs
2005-2006 Liiga 56 18 - 29 4 5 125 171 67 12 Did not make playoffs
2006-2007 Liiga 56 19 - 24 7 6 147 151 77 10 Quarterfinal loss
2007-2008 Liiga 56 28 - 19 5 4 176 142 98 6 Quarterfinal loss
2008-2009 Liiga 58 22 - 27 5 4 149 145 80 9 Quarterfinal loss
2009-2010 Liiga 58 18 - 27 6 7 166 197 73 12 Did not make playoffs
2010-2011 Liiga 60 17 - 37 2 4 133 180 59 14 Saved in relegation
2011-2012 Liiga 60 30 - 18 9 3 213 155 111 2 Final loss
2012-2013 Liiga 60 22 - 28 7 3 163 180 83 11 Did not make playoffs
2013-2014 Liiga 60 25 - 24 6 5 156 155 92 8 Quarterfinal loss
2014-2015 Liiga 60 16 - 30 6 8 125 166 68 12 Did not make playoffs
2015-2016 Liiga 60 24 - 25 4 7 145 171 87 9 Quarterfinal loss
2016-2017 Liiga 60 23 - 21 8 8 157 150 93 6 Quarterfinal loss
2017-2018 Liiga 60 20 - 24 7 9 165 175 83 10 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2018-2019 Liiga 1 0 - 1 0 0 2 4 0 15 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
1965-1966 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - -
1970-1971 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Sami Blomqvist (F) 2018-2019 ESV Kaufbeuren DEL2 12 8 11 19 2
2. Jesse Rohtla (F) 2018-2019 KH GKS Katowice Poland 15 8 10 18 14
3. Oliver Setzinger (D) 2018-2019 Graz 99ers EBEL 11 1 14 15 8
4. Anrei Hakulinen (F) 2018-2019 KooKoo Liiga 15 6 8 14 14
5. Teddy Da Costa (F) 2018-2019 Grenoble France 11 4 8 12 4
6. Pekka Jormakka (F) 2018-2019 Jokerit KHL 17 4 8 12 8
7. Jonas Junland (D) 2018-2019 Lausanne HC NLA 12 2 10 12 0
8. Michal Repik (F) 2018-2019 HC Slovan Bratislava KHL 21 8 3 11 2
9. Tero Koskiranta (F) 2018-2019 Fehérvár AV19 EBEL 11 1 10 11 4
10. Joonas Alanne (F) 2018-2019 Nikko Icebucks Asia League 11 7 3 10 8
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Erkki Laine (F) 418 269 164 433
2. Hannu Koskinen (F) 430 148 251 399
3. Harri Toivanen (F) 386 209 148 357
4. Jan Latvala (D) 791 88 233 321
5. Vili Sopanen (F) 481 131 189 320
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Erkki Laine (F) 418 269 164 433
2. Harri Toivanen (F) 386 209 148 357
3. Erkki Mäkelä (F) 404 201 116 317
4. Hannu Koskinen (F) 430 148 251 399
5. Sami Wikström (F) 419 134 167 301
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Hannu Koskinen (F) 430 148 251 399
2. Jan Latvala (D) 791 88 233 321
3. Vili Sopanen (F) 481 131 189 320
4. Marko Jantunen (F) 393 105 183 288
5. Sami Wikström (F) 419 134 167 301
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Kari Sihvonen (F) 391 37 95 845
2. Sami Helenius (D) 189 4 12 513
3. Antti Tyrväinen (F) 199 44 80 453
4. Jussi-Antti Reimari (D) 468 47 128 403
5. Jari Parviainen (D) 358 33 86 401
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jan Latvala (D) 791 88 233 321
2. Toni Koivunen (F) 516 56 167 223
3. Vili Sopanen (F) 481 131 189 320
4. Marko Pöyhönen (D) 476 36 90 126
5. Jussi-Antti Reimari (D) 468 47 81 128
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Sean Avery (F) 2 3 3 1.500
2. Craig Hamelin (F) 45 34 65 1.444
3. Pertti Arvaja (F) 61 39 88 1.443
4. Mika Nieminen (F) 87 66 125 1.437
5. Oldrich Valek (F) 90 80 126 1.400
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Ryan Lasch (F) 2011-2012 Liiga 76 29 49 78 1.03 55
2. Oldrich Valek (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 32 50 17 67 2.09 60
3. Matias Loppi (F) 2007-2008 Liiga 61 19 47 66 1.08 22
4. Craig Hamelin (F) 1996-1997 I-divisioona 45 34 31 65 1.44 58
5. Matti Hagman (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 44 18 47 65 1.48 4
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Franchise All-Time Goals per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Oldrich Valek (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 32 50 17 67 2.09 60
2. Erkki Laine (F) 1975-1976 I-divisioona 42 44 10 54 1.29 29
3. Erkki Laine (F) 1982-1983 Liiga 36 41 15 56 1.56 27
4. Harri Toivanen (F) 1975-1976 I-divisioona 41 38 19 57 1.39 14
5. Mika Nieminen (F) 1985-1986 I-divisioona 43 35 27 62 1.44 67
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Ryan Lasch (F) 2011-2012 Liiga 76 29 49 78 1.03 55
2. Matias Loppi (F) 2007-2008 Liiga 61 19 47 66 1.08 22
3. Matti Hagman (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 44 18 47 65 1.48 4
4. Justin Hodgman (F) 2011-2012 Liiga 76 17 47 64 0.84 165
5. Toni Koivunen (F) 2007-2008 Liiga 60 4 42 46 0.77 63
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Franchise All-Time PIM per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Antti Tyrväinen (F) 2010-2011 Liiga 56 17 11 28 0.50 210
2. Kari Sihvonen (F) 2008-2009 Liiga 62 11 11 22 0.35 186
3. Sami Helenius (D) 2009-2010 Liiga 34 0 2 2 0.06 172
4. Justin Hodgman (F) 2011-2012 Liiga 76 17 47 64 0.84 165
5. Leo Komarov (F) 2008-2009 Liiga 66 8 17 25 0.38 160
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2018-2019 6'0" 186 lbs 23.88
2017-2018 6'0" 187 lbs 24.97
2016-2017 6'1" 193 lbs 26.41
2015-2016 6'1" 193 lbs 26.86
2014-2015 6'1" 192 lbs 26.10
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Elite Prospects Notes and Trivia
Team names:

- Viipurin Reipas (1891 - 1964)
- Lahden Reipas (1964 - 1975)
- Kiekkoreipas (1975 - 1989)
- Hockey Reipas (1989 - 1992)
- Reipas Lahti (1992 - 1996)
- Pelicans (1996 -)

Club Reipas was originally found in year 1891 Vyborg which was part of Finland that time. First club was for gymnastics but later it had also teams in football, bandy and ice hockey. Vyborg's Reipas won the first ever Finnish Ice Hockey Championship title in 1928 After second world war the city of Vyborg was ceded to Soviet Union. Team Vyborg's Reipas relocated with finnish refugees to city of Lahti 1944. Even though the team was located in Lahti it was still called Vyborg's Reipas until it was renamed Lahti's Reipas 1964. After couple "Reipas" name changes the team was renamed to Lahti Pelicans before the 1996-97 season.