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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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League leaders |  season 2003-2004 all time stats
# Player name Pos Team GP G A P PIM +/-
1.Tuomas TikkanenFHC Salamat7333377096-1
2.Teemu KuusistoFSport Vaasa443520554822
3.Antti HildénRWHermes Kokkola452228502219
4.Ville HämäläinenCKalPa Kuopio45212546369
5.Karo KoivunenFHC Salamat4583846523
6.Jussi HaapasaariFHaukat-KJT41142943304
7.Samuli SuhonenDKalPa Kuopio451131422622
8.Jari-Pekka PajulaCHermes Kokkola451229413224
9.Petri LehtonenCJukurit Mikkeli41931401017
10.Tomi MustonenFHokki Kajaani441821396510
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League standings stage:
# Club G W DL Score P
1Jukurit Mikkeli4527108148:89 64
2KalPa Kuopio4528710168:91 63
3Hermes Kokkola4528512166:103 61
4Sport Vaasa4525515151:124 55
5KooKoo Kouvola4523715129:98 53
6Hokki Kajaani4523517132:129 51
7HC Salamat4520619139:147 46
8Kiekko-Vantaa4518819128:136 44
9HT Haukat4519422148:174 42
10FPS Forssa4516722121:137 39
11TuTo Turku4513923121:163 35
12Ahmat Hyvinkää455634103:257 16



Jukurit-K-Vantaa 3-2 (3-4,1-0OT,1-2,5-4OT,7-2)

KalPa-Salamat 3-0 (5-3,6-2,3-0)

Hermes-Hokki 3-1 (0-3,3-2OT,4-1,5-4OT)

Sport-KooKoo 2-3 (4-1,0-3,4-5,1-0,2-3)


Jukurit-KooKoo 3-0 (3-1,1-0,2-1OT)

KalPa-Hermes 3-0 (3-1,4-1,3-0)


Jukurit-KalPa 2-3 (2-1,1-2,1-4,3-2OT,2-3OT)

Bronze medal game:

Hermes-KooKoo 1-0 (5-2)

Last updated: 22 Sep 2011, 14:11
  • 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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