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  • 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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Recent transfersShow all transfers»
31 May 2023 | Leevi Karjalainen  (D) Kiekko-Pojat JoensuuarrowKiekko-Vantaa
31 May 2023 | Perttu Iso-Kuortti  (F) Kiekko-EspooarrowKiekko-Vantaa
29 May 2023 | Justus Ojala  (F) HPK HämeenlinnaarrowFPS Forssa
29 May 2023 | Joonas Alanne  (F) Pionniers ChamonixarrowRoKi Rovaniemi
League leaders |  season 2022-2023 all time stats
# Player name Pos Team GP G A P PIM +/-
1.Juuso HeikkiläFKeuPa HT Keuruu512929585128
2.Atro LeppänenDKiekko-Espoo512335582032
3.Aleksi MatinmikkoDKiekko-Espoo421340532034
4.Heikki HuttunenFRoKi Rovaniemi522326492420
5.Samu TuomaalaRWKetterä Imatra312721481229
6.Tommi HuhtalaLWKiekko-Espoo421729463031
7.Alex CottonDIPK Iisalmi441135462610
8.Okko KangasniemiFKoovee Tampere5213324559-1
9.Oskari SiikiLWHokki Kajaani44261844347
10.Michal KvasnicaRWFPS Forssa5119244326-9
Show all stats for season 2022-2023
League standings stage:
# Club G W W-OTL-OTL Score P
1Kiekko-Espoo5236628222:111 122
2Ketterä Imatra52341611197:115 110
3RoKi Rovaniemi52276316179:135 96
4Hermes Kokkola52256417176:149 91
5Kiekko-Pojat Joensuu52245617188:174 88
6IPK Iisalmi52235519163:153 84
7KeuPa HT Keuruu52223720206:196 79
8Kiekko-Vantaa52232225168:189 75
9Koovee Tampere52195820143:179 75
10TuTo Turku52177424164:174 69
11Hokki Kajaani52155428163:219 59
12HK Zemgale52133630112:158 51
13FPS Forssa52116332138:186 48
14Peliitat Heinola52123334116:197 45
Last updated: 28 Apr 2023, 22:03
  • 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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Jokerit Helsinki will play in Mestis

Jokerit Helsinki has passed the licensing process and next season will play in Mestis, after one-year hiatus following club's exit from KHL
Jokerit will replace Peliitat Heinola, left without a Mestis license due to financial problems.
In total 13 clubs will play in the Finnish 2nd League

(03 May 2023)

Ketterä Imatra wins Mestis

Ketterä Imatra defends the Mestis title from 2019 after beating Hermes Kokkola in the finals.

(29 Apr 2021)

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)
28 Apr 2023Ketterä Imatra - Kiekko-Espoo3-4 OT
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