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

2015-2016 Skater Stats
# N Player GP G A TP PIM +/-   GP G A TP PIM +/-
Liiga
1. Ryan Potulny (C)   60 13 23 36 30 -2 | 9 2 2 4 4 1
2. Juha Leimu (D)   51 16 18 34 12 4 | 9 3 2 5 0 0
3. Antti Erkinjuntti (RW/LW)   52 12 18 30 14 2 | 9 2 4 6 0 3
4. Vili Sopanen (RW)   34 9 20 29 33 4 | 9 1 5 6 4 2
5. Sebastian Repo (RW)   50 15 13 28 14 4 | 6 0 2 2 4 0
6. Juhani Tyrväinen (C/LW)   54 8 17 25 52 -6 | 9 3 1 4 6 2
7. Miika Roine (LW/RW)   48 5 19 24 10 3 | 9 0 2 2 2 3
8. Marko Pöyhönen (D/F)   52 5 14 19 14 -9 | 9 0 1 1 4 -3
9. Hannes Björninen (C)   53 6 9 15 34 6 | 8 0 3 3 2 1
10. Joonas Alanne (LW/RW)   51 9 4 13 16 -2 | 5 0 0 0 4 -1
                             
11. Dane Byers (LW/RW)   41 8 5 13 127 -7 | 7 0 1 1 8 0
12. Janne Ritamäki (RW/LW)   55 7 6 13 61 0 | 7 1 0 1 8 1
13. Stefan Lassen (D)   53 3 10 13 71 -1 | 9 1 1 2 14 0
14. Teddy Da Costa (C/W)   28 4 8 12 26 -7 |
15. Jan Latvala (D)   60 0 10 10 18 -10 | 9 1 0 1 4 -2
16. Juha-Pekka Pietilä (D)   53 2 7 9 51 -9 | 8 0 1 1 16 2
17. Ben Blood (D)   32 1 7 8 160 -2 |
18. Nico Manelius (D)   43 0 8 8 4 -2 | 8 1 0 1 2 1
19. Henri Heino (C)   29 4 3 7 8 -5 | 9 0 0 0 2 -4
20. Kimi Koivisto (LW/RW)   20 3 4 7 10 -3 |
                             
21. Anrei Hakulinen (C/LW)   24 2 5 7 6 -5 |
22. Taavi Vartiainen (LW/RW)   40 1 5 6 108 -10 | 1 0 0 0 0 -1
23. Aleksi Rekonen (W/C)   14 2 1 3 0 -5 | 9 2 0 2 2 0
24. Niko Tuhkanen (D)   17 2 0 2 4 -5 |
25. Roope Elimäki (C)   14 1 1 2 0 -2 |
26. Miska Siikonen (C/RW)   22 1 1 2 6 -3 | 8 0 0 0 0 -4
27. Joonas Hurri (D)   30 1 1 2 10 0 | 9 1 0 1 4 2
28. Aatu Viljanen (RW)   3 1 0 1 2 0 |
29. Roni Rukajärvi (D)   25 0 1 1 10 -6 |
30. Pasi Puistola (D)   0 0 0 0 0 0 |
                             
31. Eetu Sopanen (D)   2 0 0 0 0 0 |
32. Christian Silfver (D)   2 0 0 0 0 0 |
33. Antti Jaatinen (LW/RW)   8 0 0 0 4 -3 |
34. Miro Hovinen (D)   14 0 0 0 4 -3 | 5 0 0 0 2 -3
2015-2016 Goaltending Stats
# N Player GP GAA SV% w l t so toi svs   GP GAA SV%
  Liiga                          
1. Sami Rajaniemi   18 2.36 .915 5 5 4 1 889 377 |
2. Janne Juvonen   30 2.59 .914 14 11 4 1 1669 766 | 5 2.57 .902
3. Niko Hovinen   22 3.16 .881 5 9 3 1 1065 413 | 4 1.99 .932
4. Toni Eskelinen   0 - - - - - - - - |
Games
Date Home Visiting Score League
2023-01-28T15:00:00+0000 Pelicans JYP - Liiga
2023-01-25T16:30:00+0000 Sport Pelicans 5 - 2 Liiga
2023-01-24T16:30:00+0000 Pelicans Tappara 0 - 5 Liiga
2023-01-21T15:00:00+0000 KalPa Pelicans 5 - 3 Liiga
2023-01-20T16:30:00+0000 Pelicans KooKoo 3 - 1 Liiga
2023-01-18T16:30:00+0000 Lukko Pelicans 2 - 1 Liiga
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Latest Transactions
DATE STATUS PLAYER TEAM SOURCE
12/31/2022
12/31/2022 Extension Elias Vilén (F)
12/27/2022
12/27/2022 Loan Leaving Oskari Parviainen (G) Leaving for KeuPa HT
12/26/2022
12/26/2022 Extension Joining Toni Utunen (D) Joining from Pelicans U20
12/26/2022 Extension Miika Roine (F)
12/24/2022
12/24/2022 Extension Jasper Patrikainen (G)
11/22/2022
11/22/2022 Confirmed Leaving Matias Rajaniemi (D) Leaving for SaiPa
11/18/2022
11/18/2022 Loan Leaving Alexander Forslund (F) Leaving for Peliitat
11/18/2022 Confirmed Joining Ben Blood (D) Joining from No team
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Team History and Standings
Season League GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP Rank Postseason
Reipas Lahti
1993-1994 SM-liiga 48 6 2 40 - - 119 280 14 0.29 12 Relegated
1994-1995 I-divisioona 46 18 6 22 - - 155 201 42 0.91 8 Did not make playoffs
1995-1996 I-divisioona 44 24 2 18 - - 175 136 50 1.14 6 Quarterfinal loss
Pelicans
1996-1997 I-divisioona 44 26 3 15 - - 168 119 55 1.25 3 Qualification loss
1997-1998 I-divisioona 44 23 4 17 - - 155 147 50 1.14 4 Qualification loss
1998-1999 I-divisioona 48 30 7 11 - - 178 109 67 1.40 2 Promoted
1999-2000 SM-liiga 54 8 8 38 - - 108 197 24 0.44 12 Saved in relegation
2000-2001 SM-liiga 56 22 11 23 - - 170 164 55 0.98 7 Quarterfinal loss
2001-2002 SM-liiga 56 27 10 19 - - 157 152 68 1.21 5 Quarterfinal loss
2002-2003 SM-liiga 56 15 2 39 - - 120 182 36 0.64 12 Did not make playoffs
2003-2004 SM-liiga 56 7 12 37 - - 110 227 27 0.48 13 Did not make playoffs
2004-2005 SM-liiga 56 7 - 36 3 10 100 230 37 0.66 13 Did not make playoffs
2005-2006 SM-liiga 56 18 - 29 4 5 125 171 67 1.20 12 Did not make playoffs
2006-2007 SM-liiga 56 19 - 24 7 6 147 151 77 1.38 10 Quarterfinal loss
2007-2008 SM-liiga 56 28 - 19 5 4 176 142 98 1.75 6 Quarterfinal loss
2008-2009 SM-liiga 58 22 - 27 5 4 149 145 80 1.38 9 Quarterfinal loss
2009-2010 SM-liiga 58 18 - 27 6 7 166 197 73 1.26 12 Did not make playoffs
2010-2011 SM-liiga 60 17 - 37 2 4 133 180 59 0.98 14 Saved in relegation
2011-2012 SM-liiga 60 30 - 18 9 3 213 155 111 1.85 2 Final loss
2012-2013 SM-liiga 60 22 - 28 7 3 163 180 83 1.38 11 Did not make playoffs
2013-2014 Liiga 60 25 - 24 6 5 156 155 92 1.53 8 Quarterfinal loss
2014-2015 Liiga 60 16 - 30 6 8 125 166 68 1.13 12 Did not make playoffs
2015-2016 Liiga 60 24 - 25 4 7 145 171 87 1.45 9 Quarterfinal loss
2016-2017 Liiga 60 23 - 21 8 8 157 150 93 1.55 6 Quarterfinal loss
2017-2018 Liiga 60 20 - 24 7 9 165 175 83 1.38 10 Playoffs Qualifier loss
2018-2019 Liiga 60 30 - 19 3 8 199 154 104 1.73 3 Quarterfinal loss
2019-2020 Liiga 59 19 - 40 7 4 120 201 54 0.92 14 Did not make playoffs
2020-2021 Liiga 58 25 - 21 10 2 169 147 97 1.67 6 Quarterfinal loss
2021-2022 Liiga 60 25 - 21 4 10 142 142 93 1.55 9 Eighth Final Loss
2022-2023 Liiga 44 21 - 18 2 3 111 100 70 1.59 5 -
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Tournament Statistics
Season Tournament GP W T L OTW OTL GF GA TP P/GP 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 1.17 4 Did not make playoffs
Where are they now?
# Player Season Team League GP G A TP PIM
1. Juuso Heikkilä (F) 2022-2023 KeuPa HT Mestis 31 20 18 38 43
2. Ville Väinölä (D) 2022-2023 Panthers Hockey III-divisioona 16 15 23 38 4
3. Roope Mäkitalo (F) 2022-2023 Lausitzer Füchse DEL2 34 15 22 37 16
4. Otto Nieminen (F) 2022-2023 Odense Bulldogs Denmark 37 19 17 36 4
5. Jiri Smejkal (F) 2022-2023 IK Oskarshamn SHL 36 19 15 34 8
6. Tomi Purmola (F) 2022-2023 Kiekko-Vantaa Mestis 34 14 19 33 12
7. Libor Sulak (D) 2022-2023 Admiral Vladivostok KHL 55 11 21 32 46
8. Borna Rendulic (F) 2022-2023 Adler Mannheim DEL 44 16 15 31 12
9. Aku Kestilä (F) 2022-2023 Ferencvárosi TC Erste Liga 31 21 9 30 6
10. Filip Chlapík (F) 2022-2023 HC Ambrì-Piotta NL 38 17 12 29 26
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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) 354 74 149 553
3. Sami Helenius (D) 177 4 12 495
4. Taavi Vartiainen (F) 271 20 53 448
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 1.53
2. Pertti Arvaja (F) 55 36 83 1.51
3. Sean Avery (F) 2 3 3 1.50
4. Mika Nieminen (F) 87 66 125 1.44
5. Oldrich Valek (F) 86 77 122 1.42
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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 SM-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 SM-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 SM-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 SM-liiga 59 14 39 53 0.90 123
5. Ryan Lasch (F) 2011-2012 SM-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 SM-liiga 52 14 9 23 0.44 186
2. Sami Helenius (D) 2009-2010 SM-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 SM-liiga 53 1 3 4 0.08 158
5. Kari Sihvonen (F) 2007-2008 SM-liiga 41 2 8 10 0.24 152
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Average Height, Weight, Age per Season
Season Roster Height Weight Age
2022-2023 6'0" 181 lbs 24.45
2021-2022 6'0" 185 lbs 23.81
2020-2021 6'0" 185 lbs 24.15
2019-2020 6'0" 188 lbs 23.67
2018-2019 6'0" 188 lbs 24.21
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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.