1996–97 SM-liiga season

The 1996–97 SM-liiga season was the 22nd season of the SM-liiga, the top level of ice hockey in Finland. 12 teams participated in the league, and Jokerit Helsinki won the championship.

StandingsEdit

Club GP W T L GF GA Diff Pts
1 Jokerit 50 35 4 11 192 116 +76 74
2 TPS 50 32 7 11 191 105 +86 71
3 HPK 50 28 7 15 190 143 +47 63
4 Ilves 50 26 7 17 183 147 +36 59
5 JYP 50 25 6 19 163 136 +27 56
6 Kiekko-Espoo 50 21 9 20 154 163 -9 51
7 Ässät 50 19 10 21 171 181 -10 48
8 Tappara 50 18 8 24 139 171 -32 44
9 HIFK 50 17 8 25 159 171 -12 42
10 Lukko 50 16 5 29 136 170 -34 37
11 SaiPa 50 13 8 29 118 181 -63 34
12 KalPa 50 8 5 37 116 228 -112 21

PlayoffsEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalEdit

3rd placeEdit

FinalEdit

RelegationEdit

First round

  • KalPa - Haukat 3-0 on series
  • Kärpät - Karhut 3-0 on series

Final

  • KalPa - Kärpät 3-0 on series

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