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Finnish National Team
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Leijonat / Lejonen
(The Lions)
Association Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Most games Raimo Helminen (331)
Most points Raimo Helminen (207)
IIHF ranking 4 Decrease2
Highest IIHF ranking 2 (first in 2011)
Lowest IIHF ranking 7 (2005)
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First international
 Sweden 8–1 Finland 
(Helsinki, Finland; 29 January 1928)
Biggest win
 Finland 20–1 Norway 
(Hämeenlinna, Finland; 12 March 1947)
Biggest defeat
 Canada 24–0 Finland 
(Oslo, Norway; 3 March 1958)
IIHF World Championships
Appearances 56 (first in 1939)
Best result Gold medal icon.png Gold: 2 – 1995, 2011
World Cup
Appearances 6
Best result Runner-up (2004)
Appearances 14 (first in 1952)
Medals Silver medal icon.png Silver (1988, 2006)
Bronze medal icon.png Bronze (1994, 1998, 2010, 2014)
International record (W–L–T)


Medal record
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1988 Calgary Team
Silver medal – second place 2006 Torino Team
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Lillehammer Team
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Nagano Team
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Vancouver Team
Bronze medal – third place 2014 Sochi Team
World Championship
Gold medal – first place 1995 Sweden Team
Gold medal – first place 2011 Slovakia Team
Silver medal – second place 1992 Czechoslovakia Team
Silver medal – second place 1994 Italy Team
Silver medal – second place 1998 Switzerland Team
Silver medal – second place 1999 Norway Team
Silver medal – second place 2001 Germany Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Russia Team
Silver medal – second place 2014 Belarus Team
Bronze medal – third place 2000 Russia Team
Bronze medal – third place 2006 Latvia Team
Bronze medal – third place 2008 Canada Team

The Finnish men's national ice hockey team, or Leijonat / Lejonen (The Lions in Finnish and Swedish), as it is called in Finland, is governed by the Finnish Ice Hockey Association. Finland is considered a member of the so-called "Big Six", the unofficial group of the six strongest men's ice hockey nations, along with Canada, the Czech Republic, Russia, Sweden and the United States.[1]

Tournament record[]

Olympic Games[]

Year Result
1952 7th place
1960 7th place
1964 6th place
1968 5th place
1972 5th place
1976 4th place
1980 4th place
1984 6th place
1988 Silver medal icon.png
1992 7th place
1994 Bronze medal icon.png
1998 Bronze medal icon.png
2002 6th place
2006 Silver medal icon.png
2010 Bronze medal icon.png
2014 Bronze medal icon.png
Games Gold Silver Bronze Total
16 0 2 4 6

World championship[]

Canada Cup[]

  • 1976 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1981 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1987 – Finished in 6th place
  • 1991 – Finished in 3rd place

World Cup[]

  • 1996 – Quarterfinal
  • 2004 – Runner-up


External links[]

Men's National teams
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Teams that do not participate in IIHF competitions:
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