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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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Recent transfersShow all transfers»
05 Dec 2018 | Sebastian Kauppila  (D) KeuPa HT KeuruuarrowVimmerby Hockey
29 Nov 2018 | Matias Lehtonen  (F) TuTo TurkuarrowTappara Tampere
29 Nov 2018 | Otto Mäkinen  (F) Tappara TamperearrowTuTo Turku
15 Nov 2018 | Otto-Eemeli Linke  (D) RoKi RovaniemiarrowEHC Bregenzerwald
League leaders |  season 2018-2019 all time stats
# Player name Pos Team GP G A P PIM +/-
1.Niclas LuceniusCLeKi Lempäälä1551823169
2.Matias LehtonenFTuTo Turku18111021461
3.Otto MäkinenFTuTo Turku1135840
4.Sebastian KauppilaDKeuPa HT Keuruu21088201
5.Niko TuhkanenDPeliitat Heinola120666-3
6.Arttu LikolaFKeuPa HT Keuruu132356-6
7.Mark RozanovFKooVee Tampere81346-4
8.Kim StrömbergFKooVee Tampere212302
9.Keni KaralahtiDPeliitat Heinola811243-3
10.Aleksi PöytäsaariD/FHermes Kokkola502201
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  • 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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U SPORTS takes game two over Canada

The three-game exhibition series between Canada's World Junior camp roster and the U SPORTS select team will crown a series winner on Friday afternoon after U SPORTS took game two by a score of 5-4 on Thursday in Victoria, British Columbia. ... Read more»

Czechs come from behind for important victory

The Czech Republic will now head into their final game with some momentum after registering their first win of the 2018 World Junior A Challenge, beating Canada West 5-4 in the shootout after erasing multiple deficits on Thursday. ... Read more»

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