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IFK Helsinki

  • Short name: HIFK
  • Name in original language: IFK Helsingfors
  • Year of foundation: 1897
  • Colours: red, white, blue
  • Club status: active
  • Address: Oy HIFK Hockey Ab
    Helsingin jäähalli
    00250 Helsinki
  • Phone: +358 09 - 477 7020
  • Fax: +358 09 - 4777 0229
  • Email: office@hifk.fi
  • WWW: HIFK Helsinki, Junior teams

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Season 1999-2000

Club teams
Current rosterseason 1999-2000
# Pos Player name State Born Height Weight Shoots  
GAri Ahonen06.02.1981187 cm85 kgleft
GNiklas Bäckström13.02.1978184 cm88 kgleft
GParris Duffus27.01.1970188 cm87 kgleft
GMikko Strömberg05.03.1979185 cm73 kgleft
DMike Gaffney19.06.1976183 cm96 kgright
RDSanteri Heiskanen13.04.1977179 cm77 kgright
RDPekka Kangasalusta22.09.1977175 cm92 kgleft
RDJere Karalahti25.03.1975188 cm95 kgright
LDJarno Kultanen08.01.1973189 cm90 kgleft
LDMikko Kuparinen29.03.1977192 cm100 kgleft
DToni Lydman25.09.1977185 cm93 kgleft
DTodd Nelson15.05.1969184 cm90 kgleft
LDKari Rajala20.07.1976180 cm79 kgright
DAki Tuominen26.08.1977181 cm92 kgleft
RDMarek Zidlicky03.02.1977180 cm86 kgright
COlli Ahonen05.04.1979183 cm78 kgleft
RWJan Čaloun20.12.1972178 cm80 kgright
RWMarkku Hurme12.10.1972180 cm80 kgleft
RWHannes Hyvönen29.08.1975187 cm92 kgright
CKari Kalto07.07.1978181 cm80 kgleft
LWMika Kortelainen03.05.1967182 cm84 kgright
CKimmo Kuhta19.06.1975180 cm85 kgleft
LWTom Laaksonen20.01.1968191 cm103 kgleft
RWToni Mäkiaho11.01.1975182 cm95 kgright
RWPasi Nielikäinen11.02.1974188 cm97 kgleft
CMika Nieminen01.01.1966185 cm92 kgright
CLasse Pirjetä04.04.1974191 cm103 kgleft
FTony Salmelainen08.08.1981180 cm85 kgright
CToni Sihvonen19.02.1971191 cm87 kgleft
CAki Uusikartano13.06.1977185 cm86 kgleft
LWHannu Väisänen07.06.1978183 cm83 kgleft
Coach name State Born Coach position  
Ismo Lehkonen01.02.1962Head Coach

* no longer in the club

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Champions ’69, ’70, ’74, ’80, ’83, ’98, '11

League winners:

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HIFK names captain

Arttu Luttinen will he new captain of the Finnish Liiga club HIFK. Juuso Puustinen and Daniel Grillfors will wear the "A" jerseys.

(14 Aug 2015)

Liiga Winter Classic

There will be an outdoor game in Finnish Liiga this season. MTV reports that HIFK will play Ilves at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium December 12.

(06 Aug 2015)

Finland and Sweden dominate CHL

When it is time for quarter finals in Champions Hockey League only teams of Finland and Sweden remain. IFK Helsinki, Lukko Rauma, SaiPa Lappeenranta and Kärpat Oulu from Finland and Linköpings HC, Frölunda Indians, Skellefteå AIK and Luleå HF from Sweden. The quarter finals are played December 2 and 9.

(11 Nov 2014)

HIFK fires Pasi Sormunen

HIFK in Finnish SM-Liiga fired head coach Pasi Sormunen and assistant coach Antti Pennanen. They will be replaced with Raimo Summanen and the junior coach Joonas Tanska as his assistant. Jan Lundell will continue as goalie coach.

(21 Jan 2013)

Bergenheim returns to USA

HIFK's NHL lockout player Sean Bergenheim returns to USA after only two games (one goal) in SM-Liiga. He is injured and goes home to USA för rehabilitation. It is still not clear if he will return to HIFK.

(05 Oct 2012)

World Junior Club Cup - Day 5

Joshua Leivo scored a hat-trick with only short-handed goals when Sudbury Wolves beat Denmark 7-2 in the World Junior Club Cup. In the other game in Group B HIFK beat HK Riga 3-2. Linköping and Sudbury have qualified for the semis.

Group A is still open. After today's games Waterloo Black Hawks - Norway 5-3 and Karlovy Vary - Dinamo-Shinnik 3-2 four teams are tied with 6 points.

(22 Aug 2012)

World Junior Club Cup - Day 4

Linköping were outshot 39-14 but beat HIFK 3-2 to become the first team to qualify for the semi finals of the World Junior Club Cup in Omsk. The home team Omsk Hawks beat Karlovy Vary 4-1.

(21 Aug 2012)

World Junior Club Cup - Day 2

On the second day of the World Junior Club Cup in Omsk the North American teams entered the competition. Waterloo Black Hawks of USHL beat HC Energie Karlovy Vary 5-0 while Sudbury Wolves (OHL) beat HIFK Helsinki 9-1.

(19 Aug 2012)

World Junior Club Cup - Day 1

The World Junior Club Cup started today in Omsk. Karlovy Vary beat Norway U20 3-1 in the first game. Other results: HIFK-Denmark U20 4-2, Omsk Hawks-Dinamo-Shinnik Bobruisk 1-2 and Linköping-HK Riga 4-1.

(18 Aug 2012)

Petri Matikainen is new Avangard Omsk coach

As rumoured in last week, Finnish Petri Matikainen, 45, is the new Avangard Omsk headcoach. He signed a three-years contract and replacing countryman Raimo Summanen, resigned some weeks ago. Matikainen coached Pelicans Lahti and Espoo Blues in the past, and HIFK Helsinki last season. He was also Finland national team assistant coach in last two World Championships

(20 Jul 2012)
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Fast factsseason 1999-2000

IFK Helsinki participates in season 1999-2000: European Hockey League, SM-liiga, Jr. A SM-Liiga, Jr. B SM-sarja, Jr. C SM-sarja


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