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2016–17 Liiga season

TeamsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

The top six teams advance directly to the quarter-finals, while teams placing 7th through 10th play in the wild-card round for the final two spots. The Liiga is a closed league and there is no relegation.


Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Final Result
1 Tappara 60 34 10 5 11 185 129 +56 127 Advance to Quarterfinals
2 TPS 60 30 8 8 14 167 123 +44 114
3 KalPa 60 28 9 10 13 168 140 +28 112
4 JYP 60 28 9 9 14 160 123 +37 111
5 HPK 60 23 12 5 20 153 136 +17 98
6 Pelicans 60 23 8 8 21 157 150 +7 93
7 Ässät 60 24 7 4 25 128 142 −14 90 Advance to Wild-card round
8 Kärpät 60 22 9 6 23 147 136 +11 90
9 HIFK 60 22 8 5 25 138 140 −2 87
10 Ilves 60 21 6 7 26 143 146 −3 82
11 Jukurit 60 20 4 8 28 128 141 −13 76
12 Lukko 60 17 6 8 29 151 177 −26 71
13 KooKoo 60 15 7 11 27 137 173 −36 70
14 Sport 60 16 5 11 28 128 169 −41 69
15 SaiPa 60 14 5 8 33 116 181 −65 60
Source: Liiga

Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) 3-point wins 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points.

PlayoffsEdit

BracketEdit

  Wild-card round (best-of-3) Quarter-finals (best-of-7) Semi-finals (best-of-7) Finals (best-of-7)
                                     
  7 Ässät 1  
  10 Ilves 2     1 Tappara 4  
        10 Ilves 3    
      1 Tappara 4  
      9 HIFK 1  
        2 TPS 2    
        9 HIFK 4  
    1 Tappara 4
  3 KalPa 2
    3 KalPa 4  
    6 Pelicans 1    
      3 KalPa 4
      4 JYP 3   Bronze medal game
    4 JYP 4    
  8 Kärpät 0     5 HPK 3   4 JYP 1
9 HIFK 2     9 HIFK 0

Wild card round (best-of-three)Edit

(7) Ässät vs. (10) IlvesEdit

15 March 2017
18:30
Ässät3–2 1OT
(1–0, 0–1, 1–1, 1–0)
IlvesIsomäki Areena, Pori
Attendance: 3,645
16 March 2017
18:30
Ilves6–1
(3–0, 0–0, 3–1)
ÄssätTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 6,319
18 March 2017
17:00
Ässät0–1 1OT
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
IlvesIsomäki Areena, Pori
Attendance: 5,457

Ilves wins the series 2-1.

(8) Kärpät vs. (9) HIFKEdit

15 March 2017
18:30
Kärpät3–4 1OT
(2–2, 1–0, 0–1, 0–1)
HIFKOulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 5,024
16 March 2017
18:30
HIFK4–3 1OT
(0–1, 2–0, 1–2, 1–0)
KärpätHelsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 6,658

HIFK wins the series 2-0.

Quarterfinals (best-of-seven)Edit

(1) Tappara vs. (10) IlvesEdit

21 March 2017
18:30
Tappara3–6
(1–0, 2–5, 0–1)
IlvesTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
23 March 2017
18:30
Ilves1–2 1OT
(0–0, 0–0, 1–1, 0–1)
TapparaTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
25 March 2017
17:00
Tappara0–1 1OT
(0–0, 0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
IlvesTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
27 March 2017
18:30
Ilves0–4
(0–1, 0–2, 0–1)
TapparaTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
29 March 2017
18:3029
Tappara2–4
(1–2, 0–0, 1–2)
IlvesTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
31 March 2017
18:30
Ilves1–2 3OT
(0–1, 0–0, 1–0, 0–0, 0–0, 0–1)
TapparaTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
1 April 2017
17:00
Tappara2–0
(2–0, 0–0, 0–0)
IlvesTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300

Tappara wins the series 4-3.

(2) TPS vs. (9) HIFKEdit

21 March 2017
18:30
TPS4–1
(0–0, 2–1, 2–0)
HIFKGatorade Center, Turku
Attendance: 6,611
23 March 2017
18:30
HIFK3–1
(2–0, 0–1, 1–0)
TPSHelsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 7,387
25 March 2017
17:00
TPS4–1
(2–0, 1–0, 1–1)
HIFKGatorade Center, Turku
Attendance: 11,011
27 March 2017
18:30
HIFK3–2 2OT
(2–0, 0–1, 0–1, 0–0, 1–0)
TPSHelsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 8,067
29 March 2017
18:3029
TPS2–5
(2–0, 0–2, 0–3)
HIFKGatorade Center, Turku
Attendance: 8,149
31 March 2017
18:30
HIFK3–2 1OT
(1–0, 0–1, 1–1, 1–0)
TPSHelsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 8,200

HIFK wins the series 4-2.

(3) KalPa vs. (6) PelicansEdit

22 March 2017
18:30
KalPa2–1 2OT
(0–0, 0–1, 1–0, 0–0, 1–0)
PelicansNiiralan monttu, Kuopio
Attendance: 3,817
24 March 2017
18:30
Pelicans2–3 1OT
(1–1, 0–1, 1–0, 0–1)
KalPaIsku Areena, Lahti
Attendance: 4,743
25 March 2017
17:00
KalPa1–2
(0–0, 1–1, 0–1)
PelicansNiiralan monttu, Kuopio
Attendance: 4,767
27 March 2017
18:30
Pelicans2–5
(0–1, 1–3, 1–1)
KalPaIsku Areena, Lahti
Attendance: 4,057
29 March 2017
18:3029
KalPa6–0
(3–0, 3–0, 0–0)
PelicansNiiralan monttu, Kuopio
Attendance: 4,171

KalPa wins the series 4-1.

(4) JYP vs. (5) HPKEdit

22 March 2017
18:30
JYP3–2 1OT
(0–1, 1–1, 1–0, 1–0)
HPKSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 3,282
24 March 2017
18:30
HPK2–1
(1–1, 1–0, 0–0)
JYPRitarihalli, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 4,415
25 March 2017
17:00
JYP2–3 2OT
(2–1, 0–0, 0–1, 0–0, 0–1)
HPKSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 4,185
27 March 2017
18:30
HPK1–3
(0–0, 0–1, 1–2)
JYPRitarihalli, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 4,071
29 March 2017
18:3029
JYP3–2 1OT
(0–0, 1–0, 1–2, 1–0)
HPKSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 3,392
31 March 2017
18:30
HPK5–2
(1–0, 3–1, 1–1)
JYPRitarihalli, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 3,781
1 April 2017
17:00
JYP3–2
(2–0, 1–0, 0–2)
HPKSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 4,437

JYP wins the series 4-3.

Semifinals (best-of-seven)Edit

(1) Tappara vs. (9) HIFKEdit

4 April 2017
18:30
Tappara2–0
(0–0, 1–0, 1–0)
HIFKTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 4,897
6 April 2017
18:30
HIFK2–5
(0–1, 0–3, 2–1)
TapparaHelsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 7,559
8 April 2017
17:00
Tappara2–3
(1–1, 1–1, 0–1)
HIFKTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
10 April 2017
18:30
HIFK0–2
(0–1, 0–0, 0–1)
TapparaHelsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 8,200
12 April 2017
18:30
Tappara4–3
(1–1, 0–1, 3–1)
HIFKTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 5,866

Tappara wins the series 4-1.

(3) KalPa vs. (4) JYPEdit

5 April 2017
18:30
KalPa2–0
(1–0, 0–0, 1–0)
JYPNiiralan monttu, Kuopio
Attendance: 4,438
7 April 2017
18:30
JYP0–3
(0–0, 0–1, 0–2)
KalPaSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 4,437
8 April 2017
17:00
KalPa0–1
(0–1, 0–0, 0–0)
JYPNiiralan monttu, Kuopio
Attendance: 5,064
10 April 2017
18:30
JYP2–0
(0–0, 1–0, 1–0)
KalPaSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 4,102
12 April 2017
18:30
KalPa2–0
(1–0, 1–0, 0–0)
JYPNiiralan monttu, Kuopio
Attendance: 4,150
13 April 2017
18:30
JYP4–2
(1–0, 2–2, 1–0)
KalPaSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 3,861
15 April 2017
17:00
KalPa5–1
(2–1, 1–0, 2–0)
JYPNiiralan monttu, Kuopio
Attendance: 5,064

KalPa wins the series 4–3.

Bronze medal gameEdit

21 April 2017
18:30
JYP6–5 1OT
(2–2, 2–1, 1–2, 1–0)
HIFKSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 3,916

Finals (best-of-seven)Edit

18 April 2017
18:30
Tappara2–3
(1–1, 0–1, 1–1)
KalPaTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 6,162
20 April 2017
18:30
KalPa3–2
(0–1, 2–0, 1–1)
TapparaNiiralan monttu, Kuopio
Attendance: 5,064
22 April 2017
17:00
Tappara2–1
(0–0, 1–0, 1–1)
KalPaTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
24 April 2017
18:30
KalPa2–5
(0–1, 2–3, 0–1)
TapparaNiiralan monttu, Kuopio
Attendance: 5,064
25 April 2017
18:30
Tappara2–1
(0–0, 1–0, 1–1)
KalPaTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
27 April 2017
18:30
KalPa1–3
(0–0, 1–1, 0–2)
TapparaNiiralan monttu, Kuopio
Attendance: 5,064

Tappara wins the finals 4–2.

Final rankingsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kari Heikkilä on Lukon uusi päävalmentaja". Liiga.fi. Retrieved 13 January 2017.