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Tappara Tampere

  • Short name: Tappara
  • Year of foundation: 1932
  • Colours: orange, blue, white
  • Club status: active
  • Address: Tappara / Tamhockey Oy
    Kissanmaankatu 9
    33520 Tampere
  • Phone: +358 020 7457 500
  • Fax: +358 020 7457 515
  • Email: tappara@tappara.fi
  • WWW: Tappara Tampere

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Season 2018-2019

Club teams
Current rosterseason 2018-2019
# Pos Player name State Born Height Weight Shoots  
GMiikka Porttikivi06.05.2002- cm- kgleft
GArttu Saarinen20.09.2001- cm- kgleft
GEino-Topias Vuolli04.06.2002159 cm46 kgleft
DSever Bilgili03.12.2001- cm- kgleft
DDaniel Grönroos05.04.2002- cm- kgleft
DMartin Hugo Haš02.02.2001192 cm80 kgright
DEetu Joki12.11.2002- cm- kgleft
DJiri Karjalainen31.01.2001- cm- kgleft
DRiku Kaukonen16.03.2002- cm- kgleft
DKalle Keskinen20.10.2002- cm- kgleft
DJoona Lehmus17.01.2002- cm- kgleft
DJuuso Rinne28.05.2002- cm- kgleft
DLeevi Sorvali23.02.2002- cm- kgright
DOnni Suominen26.02.2001- cm- kgleft
FVerneri Ahonen03.02.2003- cm- kgleft
FRrahim Curri11.06.2002- cm- kgleft
FLauri Hautala31.01.2002- cm- kgright
FImmu Koskinen11.04.2001- cm- kgleft
FVili Kukkola30.12.2002- cm- kgleft
FOskari Luoto21.05.2002- cm- kgleft
FMika Mäki16.05.2001- cm- kgright
FAaro Mäkinen03.12.2001158 cm50 kgleft
FMiro Markkula26.07.2001- cm- kgleft
CViljami Nieminen28.12.2001177 cm73 kgleft
FMatias Nummela10.07.2001172 cm70 kgleft
FMikael Ojanen03.04.2001- cm- kgleft
LWJesse Seppälä07.01.2002173 cm67 kgleft
FJoona Veikkola03.09.2002- cm- kgleft
FJere Virolainen06.03.2003- cm- kgleft
Coach name State Born Coach position  
Petri Koskinen28.04.1983Assistant Coach
Jussi Taipale31.03.1988Head Coach

* no longer in the club

Hakametsä Tampere

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The team currently known as Tappara was established in 1932 as Tammerfors Bollklubb (TBK). The team then consisted of players from the Swedish school in Tampere. The first official game was played in 1934. The team was promoted to the Finnish premier league for the first time for the 1942-43 season, and the team's first win was gained against Tarmo Hämeenlinna in January 1943. In 1946, the team won its first medal, bronze medal, as it finished third in the league, despite losing 19-4 to local rivals Ilves, which ended up as the champions.
The first notable period of success took place in early 50's, as TBK won three consecutive national championships in 1953-1955. In 1955, the team changed its original Swedish name to the Finnish Tappara in order to attract Finnish-speaking players. After that, the team went on to win three further championships (1959, 1961, and 1964), three second places (1958, 1960, and 1963), and three third places (1956, 1957, and 1962) in just nine years. Their winning streak was followed by a more silent period, with Tappara even playing one season (1965-1966) at the second highest level, gaining immediate promotion back to the top flight. A new arena Tampereen jäähalli was built in Hakametsä, Tampere to host the 1965 world championships. After the games the venue became the home arena of Tappara and their local rivals, Ilves and Koo-Vee and Tappara still play their home games there today.

Retired numbers
2 - Kalevi Numminen
3 - Pekka Marjamäki
7 - Timo Jutila
8 - Janne Ojanen
10 - Timo Susi

Notable players:
  • from 1932 to 1955: Tammerfors Bollklubb
  • from 1955 to present: Tappara Tampere

Champions ’59, ’61, ’64, ’75, ’77, ’79, ’82, ’84, 86, ’87, ’88

League winners:

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(03 Jun 2014)

Team Finland will pay tribute to the late hockey legend Pekka Marjamäki

In today's game against France Team Finland will pay tribute to the late Finnish hockey legend Pekka Marjamäki who passed away last night.

Before the game a moment of silence will take place and the Finnish national team will wear black armbands in the memory of Marjamäki.

Pekka Marjamäki represented Finland in 251 international games and was chosen to International Ice Hockey Federation's Hall of Fame in 1998.

(10 May 2012)

European Trophy schedules

European Trophy announced today the schedule for the 2012/13 season. Find the complete fixture list here.

(12 Apr 2012)

Another loss for Tappara

Tappara lost in the shootout to Pardubice in today's only game in European Trophy and is still without a win. Martin Bartek scored the game-winning 6-5 goal.

(22 Aug 2011)
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Fast factsseason 2018-2019

Tappara Tampere participates in season 2018-2019: Champions Hockey League, Liiga, Jr. A SM-Liiga, Jr. B SM-sarja, Jr. C SM-sarja


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