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Hokki is a Finnish ice hockey team based at Kajaani. Established in 1968. The full name of the club is Kajaanin Hokki.

Hokki
Kajaanin Hokki logo.svg
CityKajaani, Finland
LeagueMestis
Founded1984 (1984)
Home arenaKajaanin jäähalli
Colours              
Owner(s)Kajaanin Edustushokki Ry
General managerFinland Eino Kiiveri
Head coachFinland Jari Laukkanen
CaptainFinland Teemu Virtala
Affiliate(s)Kärpät (SM-Liiga)
Websitehttp://www.hokki.fi/

The clubEdit

Hokki was promoted from Suomi-sarja to Mestis in the end of season 2001–02 after beating Diskos of Jyväskylä in qualifications.

Hokki's home venue is located in Vimpelinlaakso and has the capacity of 1,591.

CooperationEdit

Among key factors to the team's success have been the co-operation contract with Kärpät and the army unit of Kainuu Brigade. Co-operation with Kärpät consists mostly of player exchange between SM-liiga and Mestis, which enhances player development as younger players from Kärpät gain experience playing amongst men in Hokki. The players in Hokki in turn get the opportunity to train and play with Kärpät enhancing their chances of playing hockey in Finland's highest tier. Examples of players switching between these teams include Janne Pesonen, Tommi Paakkolanvaara, Tuomas Tarkki, Antti Ylönen, and Jyri Junnila.

Hokki and Kainuu Brigade have made it possible to young players to do their mandatory military service while training and playing competitive ice hockey.

Current teamEdit

Updated December 14, 2013[1]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
77   Teddy Da Costa C R 33 2013 Melun, France
20   Yevgeni Fofanov F L 30 2004 Moscow, Russia
71   Anthony Guttig LW L 30 2013 Dijon, France
9   Arttu Heikkinen F L 26 2013 Kuhmo, Finland
95   Jarkko Heikkinen D L 41 1998 Suomussalmi, Finland
21   Timo Hiltunen F R 26 2013 Kuopio, Finland
31   Miska Humaloja F L 28 2010 Pyhäjärvi, Finland
5   Ville Hyvärinen D L 28 2010 Kuopio, Finland
17   Veikko Karppinen C L 33 2011 Kajaani, Finland
28   Heikki Klemetti F L 25 2010 Kuhmo, Finland
22   Mika Koivisto F L 27 2012 Kiiminki, Finland
19   Antti Kurkinen F L 27 2010 Kuhmo, Finland
34   Veli-Antti Leinonen D L 36 2011 Paltamo, Finland
18   Ville Määttä D L 25 2010 Kuhmo, Finland
15   Arttu Niskakangas LW R 31 2013 Ylivieska, Finland
2   Jussi Makkonen D L 30 2008 Kajaani, Finland
24   Samu Pyykkönen F L 25 2010 Suomussalmi, Finland
8   Anssi Rantanen D L 37 2013 Punkalaidun, Finland
6   Casper Santanen D L 32 2012 Oslo, Norway
1   Teemu Seppänen G L 32 2012 Suomussalmi, Finland
14   Riku Toivo RW R 30 2011 Oulunsalo, Finland
30   Tuomas Tolonen G L 26 2008 Kajaani, Finland
7   Clemens Unterweger (L) D L 27 2013 Lienz, Austria
41   Teemu Virtala C L 36 2011 Uusikaupunki, Finland

Team officialsEdit

Updated December 14, 2013[2]

Title Staff Member
General Manager Eino Kiiveri
Head Coach Petri Mattila
Assistant Coach Jukka Kuusivuori
Goaltending Coach Jukka Kuusivuori

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Hokin sopimuspelaajat kaudella 2013-2014". Hokki. Retrieved 2013-12-14.
  2. ^ "Hokki". Eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2013-12-14.