Team Facts

2014-2015 Roster
# N Player A Born Birthplace HT WT S
GOALTENDERS
#33 Toni Eskelinen (G) 25 1995 Oulu, FIN 6'1" 183 L
#41 Janne Juvonen (G) 25 1994 Kiihtelysvaara, FIN 6'1" 183 L
#38 Jere Myllyniemi (G) 37 1983 Kangasala, FIN 6'1" 194 L
#35 Antti Rautiola (G) 31 1988 Äänekoski, FIN 6'2" 176 L
DEFENSEMEN
#37 Josef Hrabal (D) 34 1985 Prerov, CZE 6'2" 190 L
#12 Joonas Hurri (D) 28 1991 Lahti, FIN 5'11" 176 L
#58 Perttu Hynönen (D) 25 1994 Sotkamo, FIN 6'0" 183 R
#43 Antti Jaatinen (D) 32 1987 Mäntyharju, FIN 6'1" 192 L
#88 Tomas Kudelka (D) 32 1987 Zlin, CZE 6'3" 205 L
#26 Jan Latvala (D)   “A” 47 1972 Jyväskylä, FIN 5'10" 179 L
#44 Henri Laurila (D) 39 1980 Lahti, FIN 6'1" 216 R
#9 Juha Leimu (D)   “C” 36 1983 Tampere, FIN 6'1" 192 L
#8 Nico Manelius (D) 28 1991 Vantaa, FIN 6'0" 194 L
#55 Ilari Metsola (D) 27 1992 Helsinki, FIN 6'0" 176 L
#55 Mikko Niemelä (D) 29 1990 Oulu, FIN 6'2" 198 R
#51 Toni Niemi (D) 34 1985 Pirkkala, FIN 6'2" 187 L
#5 Juha-Pekka Pietilä (D) 28 1991 Hollola, FIN 6'4" 207 R
#39 Marko Pöyhönen (D/F) 32 1987 Hollola, FIN 5'11" 192 L
#14 Christian Silfver (D) 28 1991 Helsinki, FIN 5'10" 176 L
#7 Eetu Sopanen (D) 23 1996 Kouvola, FIN 6'5" 216 R
#53 Niko Tuhkanen (D) 31 1988 Lahti, FIN 5'11" 181 L
#29 Ville Väinölä (D) 24 1996 Nastola, FIN 6'2" 187 L
FORWARDS
#25 Joonas Alanne (LW/RW) 29 1990 Rovaniemi, FIN 6'0" 185 L
#24 Hannes Björninen (C/W) 24 1995 Lahti, FIN 6'1" 190 L
#28
Teddy Da Costa (C/W) 33 1986 Melun, FRA 5'11" 187 R
#4 Johan Elfvengren (LW/RW) 25 1994 Hartola, FIN 5'11" 185 R
#23 Anrei Hakulinen (C/LW) 29 1990 Turku, FIN 6'2" 194 L
#51 Miika Heikkilä (RW) 27 1992 Loppi, FIN 6'1" 179 R
#72 Antti Jaatinen (LW/RW) 33 1986 Mikkeli, FIN 6'2" 194 L
#10 Mikko Lahtela (C) 27 1992 Lahti, FIN 6'2" 187 L
#19 Joel Mustonen (LW/C) 27 1992 Oulu, FIN 5'10" 176 L
#72 Saku Mäenalanen (RW/LW) 25 1994 Tornio, FIN 6'4" 207 L
#20 Tommi Paakkolanvaara (C)   “A” 36 1983 Oulunsalo, FIN 6'2" 187 L
#91 Tyler Redenbach (C) 35 1984 Melville, SK, CAN 6'0" 190 L
#62 Michal Repik (RW) 31 1988 Vlasim, CZE 5'10" 192 R
#92 Sebastian Repo (RW) 23 1996 Lahti, FIN 6'3" 212 R
#6 Janne Ritamäki (RW/LW) 33 1986 Heinola, FIN 6'2" 203 L
#42 Jesse Rohtla (C) 31 1988 Lahti, FIN 5'9" 172 L
#18 Miika Roine (LW/RW) 28 1991 Jyväskylä, FIN 5'11" 176 L
#57 Pekka Saarenheimo (C) 37 1982 Oulunsalo, FIN 5'11" 190 L
#27 Miska Siikonen (C/RW) 23 1996 Tampere, FIN 6'3" 205 L
#16 Jordan Smotherman (LW/RW) 33 1986 Corvallis, OR, USA 6'3" 225 L
#15 Vili Sopanen (RW) 32 1987 Valkeala, FIN 6'3" 218 R
#22 Juhani Tyrväinen (C/LW)   “A” 29 1990 Seinäjoki, FIN 5'11" 192 L
#81 Taavi Vartiainen (LW/RW) 25 1994 Lahti, FIN 6'2" 201 L
Position: G:3 D:14 F:22 | Av Age: 25.26 years | Av Ht: 6'1" | 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
01/22/2020
01/22/2020 Rumour Leaving Aleksi Mustonen (F) Leaving for Kärpät
01/22/2020 Doubtful Leaving Aleksi Mustonen (F) Leaving for Malmö Redhawks
01/15/2020
01/15/2020 Confirmed Leaving Riku Helenius (G) Leaving for Dresdner Eislöwen
01/07/2020
01/07/2020 Confirmed Leaving Riku Helenius (G) Leaving for Unknown
01/01/2020
01/01/2020 Extension Janne Jalasvaara (D)
12/31/2019
12/31/2019 Loan Joining Elias Ulander (D) Joining from HIFK
12/16/2019
12/16/2019 Loan Leaving János Hári (F) Leaving for EC Salzburg
12/09/2019
12/09/2019 Confirmed Joining Janne Jalasvaara (D) Joining from No team
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
Hockey Reipas
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 60 30 - 19 3 8 199 154 104 3 Quarterfinal loss
2019-2020 Liiga 43 16 - 27 6 2 95 139 44 13 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP Rank Postseason
Lahden Reipas
1965-1966 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - -
1970-1971 Suomen Cup - - - - - - - - - - -
Pelicans
2019-2020 Champions HL 6 2 - 4 1 2 16 20 7 4 -
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Sami Blomqvist (F) 2019-2020 ESV Kaufbeuren DEL2 42 31 25 56 18
2. Michal Birner (F) 2019-2020 Bili Tygri Liberec Czech 31 14 29 43 8
3. Borna Rendulic (F) 2019-2020 Adler Mannheim DEL 39 19 18 37 47
4. Samuel Salonen (F) 2019-2020 Chamonix France 25 22 14 36 8
5. Morten Poulsen (F) 2019-2020 Herning Blue Fox Denmark 31 16 20 36 8
6. Marcus Paulsson (F) 2019-2020 Mörrums GoIS Division 1 26 20 15 35 40
7. Vadim Pereskokov (F) 2019-2020 Jukurit Liiga 42 16 17 33 22
8. Juuso Hietanen (D) 2019-2020 Dynamo Moskva KHL 51 13 20 33 24
9. Ryan Lasch (F) 2019-2020 Frölunda HC SHL 32 10 21 31 30
10. Anrei Hakulinen (F) 2019-2020 KooKoo Liiga 43 9 22 31 30
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Franchise All-Time Points
# Player GP G A TP
1. Erkki Laine (F) 401 260 151 411
2. Hannu Koskinen (F) 422 144 245 389
3. Harri Toivanen (F) 378 204 146 350
4. Erkki Mäkelä (F) 391 197 112 309
5. Vili Sopanen (F) 429 123 172 295
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Franchise All-Time Goals
# Player GP G A TP
1. Erkki Laine (F) 401 260 151 411
2. Harri Toivanen (F) 378 204 146 350
3. Erkki Mäkelä (F) 391 197 112 309
4. Hannu Koskinen (F) 422 144 245 389
5. Sami Wikström (F) 401 127 155 282
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Franchise All-Time Assists
# Player GP G A TP
1. Hannu Koskinen (F) 422 144 245 389
2. Jan Latvala (D) 725 72 215 287
3. Marko Jantunen (F) 367 95 174 269
4. Vili Sopanen (F) 429 123 172 295
5. Sami Wikström (F) 401 127 155 282
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Franchise All-Time PIM
# Player GP G TP PIM
1. Kari Sihvonen (F) 366 34 85 759
2. Antti Tyrväinen (F) 262 59 116 507
3. Sami Helenius (D) 177 4 12 495
4. Taavi Vartiainen (F) 257 20 52 411
5. Jari Parviainen (D) 346 33 86 389
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Franchise All-Time Games played
# Player GP G A TP
1. Jan Latvala (D) 725 72 215 287
2. Toni Koivunen (F) 477 45 149 194
3. Jussi-Antti Reimari (D) 433 43 79 122
4. Marko Pöyhönen (D) 433 34 84 118
5. Erik Kakko (D) 432 35 67 102
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Franchise All-Time Points per Game
# Player GP G TP PPG
1. Craig Hamelin (F) 40 34 61 1.525
2. Pertti Arvaja (F) 55 36 83 1.509
3. Sean Avery (F) 2 3 3 1.500
4. Mika Nieminen (F) 87 66 125 1.437
5. Oldrich Valek (F) 86 77 122 1.419
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Franchise All-Time Points per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Matti Hagman (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 44 18 47 65 1.48 4
2. Oldrich Valek (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 28 47 16 63 2.25 58
3. Mika Nieminen (F) 1986-1987 I-divisioona 44 31 32 63 1.43 34
4. Mika Nieminen (F) 1985-1986 I-divisioona 43 35 27 62 1.44 67
5. Ryan Lasch (F) 2011-2012 Liiga 59 24 38 62 1.05 26
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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 28 47 16 63 2.25 58
2. Erkki Laine (F) 1982-1983 Liiga 36 41 15 56 1.56 27
3. Erkki Laine (F) 1975-1976 I-divisioona 36 40 7 47 1.31 29
4. Mika Nieminen (F) 1985-1986 I-divisioona 43 35 27 62 1.44 67
5. Erkki Mäkelä (F) 1988-1989 I-divisioona 44 35 11 46 1.05 34
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Franchise All-Time Assists per Season
# Player Season League GP G A TP PPG PIM
1. Matti Hagman (F) 1989-1990 I-divisioona 44 18 47 65 1.48 4
2. Matias Loppi (F) 2007-2008 Liiga 55 18 40 58 1.05 20
3. Jari Multanen (F) 1994-1995 I-divisioona 39 16 39 55 1.41 54
4. Justin Hodgman (F) 2011-2012 Liiga 59 14 39 53 0.90 123
5. Ryan Lasch (F) 2011-2012 Liiga 59 24 38 62 1.05 26
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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 52 14 9 23 0.44 186
2. Sami Helenius (D) 2009-2010 Liiga 34 0 2 2 0.06 172
3. Ben Blood (D) 2015-2016 Liiga 32 1 7 8 0.25 160
4. Tuukka Mäkelä (D) 2007-2008 Liiga 53 1 3 4 0.08 158
5. Kari Sihvonen (F) 2007-2008 Liiga 41 2 8 10 0.24 152
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2019-2020 6'0" 185 lbs 23.71
2018-2019 6'0" 187 lbs 24.21
2017-2018 6'0" 187 lbs 24.15
2016-2017 6'1" 194 lbs 25.59
2015-2016 6'1" 194 lbs 26.00
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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.