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 the Porin jäähalli in Isomäki. [1]

Porin Ässät
Ässät Logo.svg
Founded1967 (1967)
Home arenaIsomäki Areena
ColoursRed, black, white
General managerTommi Kerttula
Head coachAri-Pekka Selin
CaptainNiklas Appelgren
Championships1971, 1978, 2013

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.


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 staffEdit

Updated March 10th, 2020.[2][3]

Title Staff Member
General Manager Tommi Kerttula
Head Coach Ari-Pekka Selin
Assistant Coach Saku Martikainen
Assistant Coach Pasi Arvonen
Goaltending Coach Jaakko Rosendahl
Physical coach Seppo Vihelä


Current rosterEdit

Updated October 3, 2018.[4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
21   Niklas Appelgren RW L 30 2017 Kouvola, Finland
1   Andreas Bernard G L 30 2015 Bolzano, Italy
97   Jouka Juhola LW L 23 2013 Harjavalta, Finland
11   Ville Korhonen (A) LW L 33 2016 Tampere, Finland
73   Otto Kivenmäki C L 20 2018 Pori, Finland
14   Jussi Makkonen (A) C L 35 2016 Turku, Finland
43   Maksim Matushkin D L 30 2016 Minsk, Belarus
46   Mikko Salmio LW L 29 2017 Jämsä, Finland
33   Tommi Taimi D R 29 2018 Pori, Finland
10   Matias Varttinen RW R 25 Eura, Finland
23   Teemu Vuorisalo D R 25 Pori, Finland
25   Juuso Walli D L 24 Tampere, Finland

Retired numbersEdit

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



Finnish cup:

  •   Winners (1): 1967

IIHF European Cup:

Other awards for the club:

Notable alumniEdit


  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 2018-19". www.eliteprospects.com.

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