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KalPa
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City: Kuopio, Finland
League: SM-liiga
Founded: 1929 (1929)
Home Arena: Niiralan monttu
Colors:          
Head Coach: Flag of Finland Pekka Virta
General Manager: Flag of Finland Sami Kapanen
Affiliate(s): SaPKo (Mestis)


The Kalevan Pallo (KalPa) is an ice hockey team in the SM-liiga. They play in Kuopio, Finland at the Niiralan monttu.

Team historyEdit

Established in 1929, the full name of the company that runs the representative team is KalPa Hockey Oy. The majority of the company is owned by NHL players Sami Kapanen and Kimmo Timonen. Kapanen is the majority owner, controlling 50.5% of the franchise. Timonen owns 8%, while Timonen's Philadelphia Flyers teammate Scott Hartnell owns 5%.

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout Timonen, Kapanen, and fellow NHL player Adam Hall were playing for KalPa. After winning the Mestis championship, KalPa was returned to the SM-liiga for the 05–06 season, after being relegated 6 years earlier in 1999.

KalPa has won two medals: Silver in 1990–91 season and bronze in 2008–09 season.

Current teamEdit

Goaltenders
Number Nationality Player Glovehand Contract Length Birthplace
31 Flag of Finland Ari Ahonen L 2011 Jyväskylä, Finland
32 Flag of Finland Petteri Similä L 2011 Oulu, Finland
34 Flag of Finland Aleksis Ahlqvist L 2011 Jyväskylä, Finland
Defencemen
Number Nationality Player Left/Right Handed Contract Length Birthplace
4 Flag of Finland Janne Jalasvaara L 2011(2012) Oulu, Finland
20 Flag of Finland Pasi Hirvonen R 2011 (2012) Vantaa, Finland
38 Flag of Sweden Adam Masuhr R 2013 Gävle, Sweden
40 Flag of Finland Mikko Kukkonen L 2012 Siilinjärvi, Finland
46 Flag of Finland Jussi Timonen L 2011 Kuopio, Finland
47 Flag of Finland Kai Syväsalmi L 2012 Tampere, Finland
48 Flag of Finland Henri Laurila R 2012 Lahti, Finland
Forwards
Number Nationality Player Left/Right Handed Position Contract Length Birthplace
10 Flag of Finland Tommi Miettinen L C 2012 (2013) Kuopio, Finland
14 Flag of Finland Jaakko Rissanen L C 2011 Kuopio, Finland
15 Flag of Finland Joonas Riekkinen L C 2012 Varpaisjärvi, Finland
18 Flag of Finland Iiro Pakarinen R W 2012 Suonenjoki, Finland
19 Flag of Finland Tuomas Kiiskinen L W 2011 (2012) Kuopio, Finland
21 Flag of Finland Kalle Kerman L W 2011 (2012) Kuopio, Finland
22 Flag of Finland Petteri Rasi L W 2011 Kuopio, Finland
23 Flag of Finland Sakari Salminen R W 2012 Pori, Finland
26 Flag of Finland Janne Laakkonen L W 2012 Kuopio, Finland
33 Flag of Finland Mikko Nuutinen R W 2011 Kuopio, Finland
41 Flag of Sweden Mathias Månsson L W 2011 Gävle, Sweden
42 Flag of Finland Tommi Jokinen L W 2012 Siilinjärvi, Finland
50 Flag of Finland Toni Hyvärinen R W 2011 Kuopio, Finland
51 Flag of Finland Jarkko Malinen L C 2011 Kuopio, Finland
61 Flag of Finland Timo Salo L W 2011 Naantali, Finland
71 Flag of Finland Tapio Laakso L C 2011 Rymättylä, Finland
91 Flag of Finland Oskar Essen R W try-out Parainen, Finland

Notable players Edit

Retired numbersEdit

External linksEdit

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