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TPS
TPSlogo
City: Turku
League: SM-liiga
Founded: 1929 (1929)
Home Arena: Turkuhalli (capacity 11,820)
Colors:          
Head Coach: Flag of Finland Ari-Pekka Selin
General Manager: Flag of Finland Kari Hietarinta
Affiliate(s): TuTo


TPS or Turun Palloseura is an ice hockey team and the current champion of SM-liiga. They play in Turku, Finland at the Turkuhalli.

Team historyEdit

TPS was established in 1922 as Turun Palloseura, from which the acronym derives. The club began ice hockey activities after 1929. Today, the full name of the company that owns the ice hockey team is HC TPS Turku Oy.

TPS has won the Finnish Championship in ice hockey 11 times: 1956, 1976, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2010. Only Tampere teams Ilves and Tappara have won more titles. Coach Hannu Jortikka led the club to total of six Championships in 1989-91 and 1999-2001. TPS have also won 2 Finnish Cups, a European Cup: 1994, a European Hockey League: 1997 and a Super Cup in 1997.

Vladimir Yurzinov used to be the coach of TPS in 1992-1998. The current coach Heikki Leime has had the position since June of 2010 and has a contract until the end of the 2010-11 season. Leime replaced Kai Suikkanen after the latter took over as the head coach of Lokomotiv Yaroslav of the KHL.

NHL players from TPS include Saku Koivu, Mikko Koivu, Miikka Kiprusoff, Sami Salo, Niko Kapanen, Jere Lehtinen and Antero Niittymäki.

Current rosterEdit

Goaltenders
Number Nationality Player Catches Contract Length Birthplace
33 22px-Flag of the Czech Republic Marek Schwarz L 2012 Mladá Boleslav,Czech Republic
35 Flag of Finland Kristian Järvinen L 2010 Turku, Finland
Defencemen
Number Nationality Player Shoots Contract Length Birthplace
5 22px-Flag of the Czech Republic Tomáš Mojžíš L 2012 Kolín,Czech Republic
6 Flag of Finland Mikael Aaltonen L 2011 Turku, Finland
20 Flag of Sweden Jens Skålberg L 2011 Munkfors, Sweden
25 Flag of Finland Veli-Matti Vittasmäki L 2011 Turku, Finland
26 Flag of Finland Markus Palmroth L 2011 Turku, Finland
36 Flag of Finland Joonas Järvinen L 2011 Turku, Finland
40 Flag of Finland Markus Nordlund L 2011 Eurajoki, Finland
X Flag of Finland Miika Huczkowski L 2011 Jyväskylä, Finland
X Flag of the United States Garret Raboin R 2011 Detroit Lakes, MN, United States
Forwards
Number Nationality Player Shoots Position Contract Length Birthplace
16 Flag of the Czech Republic Michal Birner L W 2011 Litomerice, Czech Republic
17 Flag of Finland Mikko Laine R W 2011 Piikkiö, Finland
24 Flag of Finland Max Kolu L LW 2011 Turku, Finland
27 Flag of Finland Marko Virtala L W 2011 Uusikaupunki, Finland
28 Flag of Finland Ville Vahalahti L W 2012 Pargas, Finland
34 Flag of Finland Tuomas Suominen L LW 2012 Turku, Finland
38 Flag of Finland Sami Venäläinen R RW 2011 Kangasala, Finland
39 Flag of the Czech Republic Tomas Plihal L C 2011 Frydlant, Czech Republic
74 Flag of Finland Antti Erkinjuntti L LW 2011 Rovaniemi, Finland
87 Flag of Finland Jarkko Hattunen L F 2011 Kajaani, Finland
X Flag of Sweden Robin Bergman L W try-out Stockholm, Sweden
X Flag of Finland Jussi Tapio R W try-out Turku, Finland

Success by seasonEdit

Season by Season records
Season GP W L D OTW P GF GA Coach Final position
1940–41 7 0 7 0 0 0 5 23 8th
1941–42 No season completed due to war
1942–43 7 5 1 1 0 11 23 9 2nd
1943–44 7 5 1 1 0 11 29 8 No season completed due to war
1944–45 8 5 2 1 0 11 27 17 4th
1945–46 8 3 4 1 0 7 30 48 6th
1946–47 8 3 5 0 0 6 42 76 6th
1947–48 6 0 6 0 0 0 12 74 7th
1948–49 Didn't compete on the top level
1949–50 Didn't compete on the top level
1950–51 Didn't compete on the top level
1951–52 Didn't compete on the top level
1952–53 10 7 3 0 0 14 53 38 Bronze
1953–54 8 5 2 1 0 11 38 29 4th
1954–55 8 6 1 1 0 13 45 17 Esko Pekkalainen Silver
1955–56 8 6 2 0 0 12 31 28 Pentti Lumikko Gold
1956–57 8 6 2 0 0 12 40 22 Esko Pekkalainen Silver
1957–58 8 3 3 2 0 8 43 39 Esko Pekkalainen 4th
1958–59 18 9 8 1 0 19 67 53 Esko Pekkalainen 5th
1959–60 18 8 7 3 0 19 68 81 Esko Pekkalainen 6th
1960–61 18 8 5 5 0 21 73 58 4th
1961–62 18 5 12 1 0 11 52 65 9th
1962–63 Didn't compete on the top level Norwel Olsen
1963–64 18 7 10 1 0 15 80 60 Norwel Olsen 8th
1964–65 18 9 7 2 0 20 51 63 Pertti Nieminen 4th
1965–66 20 10 7 3 0 23 66 58 Pertti Nieminen 4th
1966–67 22 15 6 1 0 31 91 56 Pertti Nieminen Silver
1967–68 20 5 13 2 0 12 64 82 10th
1968–69 Didn't compete on the top level Rauli Virtanen
1969–70 22 13 5 4 0 30 107 67 4th
1970–71 22 6 14 2 0 14 71 101 9th
1971–72 32 17 13 2 0 36 141 104 Juhani Wahlsten Sarjan 7th
1972–73 36 9 22 5 0 23 126 182 Matias Helenius 9th
1973–74 36 10 20 6 0 26 133 179 Matias Helenius 8th
1974–75 36 15 17 4 0 34 153 156 Reima Särös 5th
1975–76 36 25 6 5 0 55 194 113 Raimo Määttänen Gold
1976–77 36 23 10 3 0 49 187 129 Raimo Määttänen Silver
1977–78 36 22 11 3 0 47 180 123 Raimo Määttänen Bronze
1978–79 36 18 14 4 0 40 144 123 Raimo Määttänen Bronze
1979–80 36 26 6 4 0 56 210 123 Raimo Määttänen 4th
1980–81 36 22 9 5 0 49 213 141 Juhani Wahlsten Bronze
1981–82 36 23 7 6 0 52 180 120 Juhani Wahlsten Silver
1982–83 36 18 13 5 0 41 145 131 Juhani Wahlsten 5th
1983–84 37 23 13 1 0 47 150 117 Matti Keinonen 4th
1984–85 36 24 10 2 0 50 163 124 Matti Keinonen Silver
1985–86 36 18 13 5 0 41 153 139 Juhani Tamminen 4th
1986–87 44 22 16 6 0 50 198 194 Juhani Tamminen 4th
1987–88 44 22 19 3 0 47 206 182 Juhani Tamminen 5th
1988–89 44 29 10 5 0 63 209 120 Hannu Jortikka Gold
1989–90 44 31 10 3 0 65 175 100 Hannu Jortikka Gold
1990–91 44 27 12 5 0 59 168 109 Hannu Jortikka Gold
1991–92 44 29 14 1 0 59 181 153 Hannu Jortikka 5th
1992–93 48 28 12 8 0 64 178 138 Vladimir Yurzinov Gold
1993–94 48 34 14 0 0 68 227 124 Vladimir Yurzinov Silver
1994–95 50 30 17 3 0 63 219 149 Vladimir Yurzinov Gold
1995–96 50 33 12 5 0 71 216 141 Vladimir Yurzinov Silver
1996–97 50 32 11 7 0 71 191 105 Vladimir Yurzinov Silver
1997–98 48 30 12 6 0 66 162 111 Vladimir Yurzinov 5th
1998–99 54 37 10 7 0 81 179 107 Hannu Jortikka Gold
1999–00 54 39 10 5 0 83 232 118 Hannu Jortikka Gold
2000–01 56 36 16 4 0 76 186 115 Hannu Jortikka Gold
2001–02 56 32 21 3 0 69 154 111 Kari Jalonen 4th
2002–03 56 24 26 6 0 56 138 138 Kari Jalonen 8th
2003–04 56 35 14 7 0 80 169 112 Jukka Koivu Silver
2004–05 56 22 16 18 8 92 146 142 Jukka Koivu 6th
2005–06 56 14 23 19 11 72 119 135 Hannu Jortikka 10th
2006–07 56 23 22 11 6 86 167 155 Hannu Jortikka 9th
2007-08 56 18 27 11 2 67 130 164 Hannu Virta 10th
2008-09 58 21 27 10 7 80 133 159 Hannu Virta until Oct 2008 , after that Kai Suikkanen 8th
2009-10 58 25 25 8 6 89 169 169 Kai Suikkanen Gold
GP=Games Played, W=Won, L=Lost, D=Draw, OTW=Wins after overtime/penalties, P=Points, GF=Goals for, GA=Goals against

SM-liiga Player/Coach AwardsEdit

Best coachEdit

SM-liiga Best player of the season, MVP (voted by players)Edit

Best goalieEdit

Best defencemanEdit

League top goalscorerEdit

Most points in regular seasonEdit

Rookie of the seasonEdit

Best plus/minusEdit

Regular season MVP (trophy awarded by the leagueEdit

Gentleman playerEdit

Playoffs MVPEdit

Notable former playersEdit

Retired numbersEdit

Former coachesEdit


External linksEdit

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