Ässät

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Porin Ässät
Ässät Logo.svg
City Pori
League Liiga
Founded 1967 (1967)
Home arena Isomäki Areena
Colours Red, black, white
              
General manager Eeva Perttula
Head coach Mikael Kotkaniemi
Captain Matti Kuparinen
Championships 1971, 1978, 2013
Website assat.com
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Porin Ässät (Finnish for Pori Aces) is an ice hockey club based in the town of Pori, Finland. They play in the Finnish elite league, Liiga. They play in at the Porin jäähalli in Isomäki. [1]

The full name of the company operating the team is at present HC Ässät Pori Oy. They have won three Finnish Championships in ice hockey (1971, 1978, and 2013), and several other medals — most recently silver in 2006. In addition, both Karhut and RU-38 were one-time champions each.

History[edit]

The club was established in 1967 when two local clubs, Karhut and RU-38 merged. Ässät has also played football from 1967 to 1981. For a few seasons, they played in the Mestaruussarja (‘championship series’), after they were given RU-38’s place in this competition.

Team staff[edit]

Updated March 7, 2017.[2][3]

Title Staff Member
General Manager Eeva Perttula
Sports Director Jari Korpisalo
Head Coach Mikael Kotkaniemi
Assistant Coach Petteri Niittynen
Goaltending Coach Jaakko Rosendahl

Players[edit]

Current roster[edit]

Updated April 22, 2018.[4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
21 Finland Niklas Appelgren RW L 28 2017 Kouvola, Finland
1 Italy Andreas Bernard G L 28 2015 Bolzano, Italy
24 United States Ben Blood D L 29 2017 Plymouth, Minnesota
29 Finland Tuomas Huhtanen LW L 31 2018 Noormarkku, Finland
8 Italy Marco Insam LW R 29 2017 Selva, Italy
97 Finland Jouka Juhola LW L 21 2013 Harjavalta, Finland
32 Finland Henri Kiviaho G L 24 2016 Lappeenranta, Finland
11 Finland Ville Korhonen (A) LW L 31 2016 Tampere, Finland
31 Finland Jesperi Kotkaniemi C L 18 Pori, Finland
22 Finland Matti Kuparinen (C) C R 33 2015 Pori, Finland
7 Finland Jarno Kärki LW L 23 Pori, Finland
28 Canada Antoine Laganière LW L 28 2017 L'Île-Cadieux, Quebec
39 Finland Matti Lamberg RW R 25 2017 Kiiminki, Finland
41 Finland Sami Lähteenmäki C L 28 2017 Loppi, Finland
14 Finland Jussi Makkonen (A) C L 33 2016 Turku, Finland
43 Sweden Maksim Matushkin D L 28 2016 Minsk, Belarus
61 United States Philip McRae C L 28 2017 Chesterfield, Missouri
9 Finland Aleksi Mäkelä D L 23 2016 Tampere, Finland
77 Finland Niko Peltola (A) D L 28 2016 Huittinen, Finland
59 Finland Mikael Saha C L 23 2012 Loimaa, Finland
23 Finland Sakari Salminen RW R 30 2017 Pori, Finland
46 Finland Mikko Salmio LW L 27 2017 Jämsä, Finland
16 Finland Jere Seppälä D L 25 2016 Kemi, Finland
50 Finland Simon Suoranta LW L 26 2016 Vaasa, Finland
33 Finland Tommi Taimi D R 27 2018 Pori, Finland
36 Finland Juho Tommila D R 25 2016 Lappi, Finland
3 Finland Kristian Tuohilampi D L 28 2017 Helsinki, Finland
10 Finland Matias Varttinen RW R 23 Eura, Finland
23 Finland Teemu Vuorisalo D R 23 Pori, Finland
25 Finland Juuso Walli D L 22 Tampere, Finland


Retired numbers[edit]

Number 89 has not been officially retired, but is not in use. It has only been worn by Jaroslav Otevrel, who paralyzed in a collision with another player during the 1995–96 season

Notable alumni[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Juhani Tammisen Sport tarrasi momentumiinsa Porissa 'Juhani Tamminen's Sport Vaasa hang on to their momentum in Pori". Helsinki: Helsingin Sanomat. 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  2. ^ "Ässät". pointstreak.com. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  3. ^ "Etusivu > Joukkue > Johtoryhmä". Ässät. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Ässät 2017-18". www.eliteprospects.com. 

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