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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 2016-2017

Club teams
Current rosterseason 2016-2017
# Pos Player name State Born Height Weight Shoots  
GMatias Lehtimäki06.07.2000- cm- kgleft
GEetu Nieminen03.05.2000- cm- kgleft
GSami Nieminen05.05.2001- cm- kgleft
GNiko Nyman11.07.2000- cm- kgN/A
DMatias Hautala13.05.2000- cm- kgleft
DVeeti Hietaniemi02.09.2000- cm- kgleft
DJonne Ijäs03.04.2000- cm- kgleft
DJuho Lehtinen06.11.2000- cm- kgleft
DEetu Oksman02.09.2000- cm- kgN/A
DJohannes Ollinmäki12.11.2000- cm- kgN/A
DEmil Rautiainen06.12.2001170 cm65 kgleft
DSebastian Stjernvall08.07.2000- cm- kgleft
DNiklas Suominen31.08.2000- cm- kgright
DMico Vuorinen26.09.2000- cm- kgleft
D/FOskari Kärkimaa05.03.2000- cm- kgright
FVeeti Ahmaoja09.04.2000- cm- kgleft
FKlāvs Jorens Aigars29.11.2000193 cm80 kgleft
FOliver Etula24.05.2000- cm- kgright
FJoonas Hautala13.10.2000- cm- kgleft
FOskari Kärki23.10.2000183 cm75 kgleft
FEero Lampinen29.10.2000- cm- kgleft
FMatias Nummela10.07.2001172 cm70 kgleft
FMikael Ojanen03.04.2001- cm- kgleft
FAaro Palviainen21.06.2000- cm- kgleft
FAleksi Partio02.07.2000- cm- kgleft
FSanteri Peltola07.07.2000- cm- kgleft
FJesse Ukkola02.10.2000- cm- kgleft
FRiki Vaali17.01.2000- cm- kgleft
FJoona Veikkola03.09.2002- cm- kgleft
FAntti Vistala15.08.2000- cm- kgleft
Coach name State Born Coach position  
Jermu Juntunen04.03.1991Goalie coach
Arto Junnikkala??.??.????Head Coach
Sasu Koskinen01.03.1990Assistant 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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