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Mestis

  • League status: Active
  • English name: Mestaruussarja
  • Administered by: Finnish Ice Hockey Association
  • Head manager: Timo Bäckman
  • Year of start: 2000
  • WWW: http://www.mestis.fi
 

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18 Aug 2018 | Joni Kallio  (D) Hermes KokkolaarrowD-kiekko
17 Aug 2018 | Sami Jekunen  (D) Ketterä ImatraarrowOdense Bulldogs
16 Aug 2018 | Ville Rajala  (F) Hermes KokkolaarrowAIK/Laser HT
16 Aug 2018 | Janne Pälve  (D) Hermes KokkolaarrowAIK/Laser HT
  • from 1936 to 1975: Suomensarja
  • from 1975 to 2000: I-divisioona
  • from 2000 to present: Mestis

Mestis is the 2nd highest level in Finnish icehockey. It was founded 1974 and the name was those days I divisioona (1st division). During season 1994-96 name was changed to Fazer-league (according the sponsor) but it was changed back to I divisioona 1996 and from the season 2000-01 the name has been Mestis.

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Finnish goalie released for pro-drug comments

Richard Ullberg, goalie of second-tier Mestis side Hermes Kokkola, was released by his team due to violating the club's anti-drug policy. The 22-year old made positive comments about the use of cannabis on his personal social media accounts which made a further work relationship with the club impossible.

Ullberg, who already played in top division Liiga and Austrian-based EBEL earlier in his career, had a great preseason and looked like the top candidate as starting goalie.  After being testes by the club on forbidden substances, the goalie will be able to play for any other team as there were no anomalies found.

(11 Sep 2015)
 

Kiprusoff to coach TuTo

Former Montreal Canadiens and New York Islanders defenseman Marko Kiprusoff will be new assistant coach for the Finnish Mestis team TuTo. Last year he was assistant coach of TPS. As a player he won the World Championship in 1995.

(31 Jul 2015)
 

End of season awards in Hungary

The Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation announced their end of season awards for the 2014-15 season.

Gábor Ocskay Award - Best Forward: Dániel Kóger (Fehérvár AV19)

Vedres Cup - Best Goalie: Miklós Rajna (Fehérvár AV19)

Miklós Cup - Most technical players: István Bartalis (Fehérvár AV19)

Kósa Cup - Rookie of the Year: Balázs Sebők (Hokki, Finland)

Leveles Cup - Best youth player: Máté Gáspár (EHC Linz, Austria)

Miklós Séra Award - Best youth coach: Tyler Dietrich (Fehérvár AV19)


Male player of the year: Zoltán Hetényi (Fehérvár AV19)

Female player of the year: Anikó Németh (KMH Budapest)

Inline player of the year: Zoltán Revák (Ferencváros)

(21 May 2015)
 

Dinamo Riga signs cooperation with Jokipojat

Dinamo Riga has signed a cooperation agreement with Finnish club Jokipojat Joensuu, playing in Mestis League.Under the terms of this cooperation, Dinamo players can play for Jokipojat with the possibility at any moment to be called back to Riga. The first players going to Finland were defender Martins Jakovlevs and forward Vitaljs Pavlovs.

(16 Aug 2012)
 

KooKoo fires coach too

Sunday was a pretty busy day in Finland regarding coach firing. After HPK from SM-liiga also Mestis club Kookoo fired coach Ismo Lehkonen. Kookoo is currently in the 2nd place in table only 2 points behind league leaders Jukurit and firing was a little bit suprising at least for the people who look at the team from distance. Assistant coach Jarno Kultanen will take care of the coaching for now but KooKoo will inform later about coming trainer decisions.

(23 Jan 2012)
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