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Finland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Naisleijonat (Lady Lions)
Association Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Most games Karoliina Rantamäki (256)
Most points Riikka Nieminen (204)
IIHF code FIN
IIHF ranking 3
Highest IIHF ranking 3 (first in 2003)
Lowest IIHF ranking 4 (first in 2006)
Finland national hockey team jerseys - 2014 Winter Olympics.png
First international
 Finland 6–0 Norway 
(Copenhagen, Denmark; 26 December 1988)
Biggest win
 Finland 34–0 Czechoslovakia 
(Düsseldorf, West Germany; 4 April 1989)
Biggest defeat
 Canada 15–0 Finland 
(St. John's, Canada; 12 November 2010)
IIHF World Women's Championships
Appearances 16 (first in 1990)
Best result 1 (1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015)
IIHF European Women Championships
Appearances 5 (first in 1989)
Best result 1 (1989, 1991, 1993, 1995)
Olympics
Appearances 4 (first in 1998)
Medals Bronze medal icon.png Bronze (1998, 2010)
International record (W–L–T)
198–169–12

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The Finnish women's national ice hockey team represents Finland at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World Women's Championships. The women's national team is controlled by the Finnish Ice Hockey Association. Finland has 4,694 female players in 2011.[1]

History[]

Finland has finished third or fourth in every World Championships and Olympics. They are ranked behind the Canada (#1) and the USA (#2). Finland's main rival is Sweden, which finished second to Canada at the 2006 Winter Olympics. Finland finished fourth, losing the game for the bronze medal to the USA. Finland defeated the USA for the first time, in the 2008 World Championship in China, 2–1 after overtime.

Tournament record[]

Olympic Games[]

  • 1998Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png
  • 2002 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2006 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2010Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png
  • 2014 – Finished in 5th place

World Championship[]

  • 1990Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png
  • 1992Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png
  • 1994Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png
  • 1997Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png
  • 1999Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png
  • 2000Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png
  • 2001 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2004Won Bronze MedalBronze medal icon.png
  • 2005 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2007 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2008Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png
  • 2009Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png
  • 2011Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png
  • 2012 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2013 – Finished in 4th place
  • 2015Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png
  • 2016 – Finished in 4th place

European Championship[]

  • 1989 – Won Gold Medal Gold medal icon.png
  • 1991 – Won Gold Medal Gold medal icon.png
  • 1993 – Won Gold Medal Gold medal icon.png
  • 1995 – Won Gold Medal Gold medal icon.png
  • 1996 – Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png

3/4 Nations Cup[]

  • 1995 – Finished in 4th place (4 Nations Cup)
  • 1996 – Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png
  • 1997 – Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png
  • 1998 – Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png
  • 1999 – Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png
  • 2000 – Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png (4 nations Cup)
  • 2001 – Won Silver Medal Silver medal icon.png
  • 2002 – Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png (4 Nations Cup)
  • 2003 – Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png (4 Nations Cup)
  • 2004 – Finished in 4th place (4 Nations Cup)
  • 2005 – Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png (4 Nations Cup)
  • 2006 – Finished in 4th place (4 Nations Cup)
  • 2007Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png (4 Nations Cup)
  • 2008 – Finished in 4th place (4 Nations Cup)
  • 2009 – Finished in 4th place (4 Nations Cup)
  • 2010Won Bronze Medal Bronze medal icon.png (4 Nations Cup)
  • 2011 – Finished in 4th place (4 Nations Cup)
  • 2012 – Finished in 4th place (4 Nations Cup)
  • 2013Won Silver Medal Silver medal icon.png (4 nations Cup)

U18 Team[]

Finland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Leijonat (The Lions)
Association Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Most games Several players (16)
Top scorer Sanni Hakala (9)
Emma Nuutinen (9)
Susanna Tapani (9)
Most points Emma Nuutinen (17)
IIHF code FIN
First international
 Germany 4 – 2 Finland 
(Calgary, Canada; January 7, 2008)
Biggest win
 Finland 11 – 1 France 
(St. Catharines, Canada; January 8, 2016)
Biggest defeat
 Canada 17 – 0 Finland 
(Calgary, Canada; January 9, 2008)
IIHF World Women's U18 Championships
Appearances 9 (first in 2008)
Best result Bronze medal icon.png (2011)
International record (W–L–T)
21–25–0

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Medal record
IIHF World Women's U18 Championships
Bronze medal – third place 2011 Sweden

The Finnish women's national under 18 ice hockey team is the national under-18 ice hockey team in Finland. The team represents Finland at the International Ice Hockey Federation's IIHF World Women's U18 Championships.


World Women's U18 Championship record[]

Year GP W L T GF GA Pts Rank
2008 5 1 4 0 8 37 3 6th place
2009 5 3^ 2 0 5 11 8 5th place
2010 5 2 3* 0 11 12 7 5th place
2011 6 3^^ 3 0 11 16 8 Won bronze medal
2012 5 2 3* 0 12 17 4 5th place
2013 5 3 2 0 13 12 9 5th place
2014 5 2^^ 3** 0 11 18 6 5th place
2015 5 3 2 0 13 9 9 5th place
2016 5 2 3 0 15 10 6 6th place

*Includes one loss in extra time (in the playoff round)
**Includes one loss in extra time (in the preliminary round)
^^Includes one win in extra time (in the playoff round)
^Include two wins in extra time (in the preliminary round and playoff round)

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