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Erkka Westerlund (born 30 March 1957, Pernaja, Finland) was the head coach of the Finnish national men's ice hockey team. He was appointed head coach on November 1, 2004, and his contract ended in May 2007, after winning World Championship Silver in Moscow's World Championship tournament. He followed Raimo Summanen as head coach of the national team.

Erkka has coached several Finnish ice hockey teams in the SM-Liiga: JYP Jyväskylä (1985–1988), Lukko Rauma (1989–1991), HIFK Helsinki (1997–1999) and Jokerit Helsinki (1999–2001)

During his coaching career Erkka Westerlund has won the Finnish Championship once: 1998, with HIFK and finished twice in the second place: 1999 & 2000.

Internationally Erkka coached Finland in four tournaments, receiving medals in three of them. Erkka has won one Olympic Silver medal (2006) in Turin, one World Championship Silver (2007) and one World Championship Bronze (2006).

As a player Westerlund was a forward. He played in the 1978/1979 season for Jukurit, in 34 games he scored 7 goals and gave 10 assists. In the 1980/1981 season he played for JYP. Here he played 23 games, scoring 3 goals and 1 assist.

Preceded by
first Head Coach
Head Coach of JyP HT
1985-1987
Succeeded by
Antero Lehtonen
Preceded by
Matti Keinonen
Head Coach of Lukko
1989-1990
Succeeded by
Matti Keinonen
Preceded by
Mike Eaves
Head Coach of HIFK
1997-1999
Succeeded by
Ismo Lehkonen
Preceded by
Timo Lahtinen
Head Coach of Jokerit
1999-2001
Succeeded by
Raimo Summanen
Preceded by
Raimo Summanen
Finland national ice hockey team Head Coach
2005-2007
Succeeded by
Doug Shedden
Preceded by
Hannu Kapanen
Winner of the Kalevi Numminen trophy
1997-98
Succeeded by
Hannu Jortikka



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