Kokkolan Hermes

Kokkolan Hermes is a Finnish semi-professional ice hockey team based in Kokkola that plays in the Mestis the second top league in Finland after Liiga. The club was founded in 1953 and play their home games at the Kokkolan jäähalli which has a capacity of 4,200 spectators.[1]

Kokkolan Hermes
Kokkolan Hermes ice hockey logo.png
CityKokkola, Finland
LeagueMestis
Founded1953 (1953)
Home arenaKokkolan jäähalli
Colours     
Owner(s)Edustus Hermes ry
General managerHannu Myllymäki
Head coachAntti Karhula
CaptainJussi Nättinen
Affiliate(s)Sport (Liiga)
JHT (Suomi-sarja)
Websitehttp://www.kokkolanhermes.fi/

HistoryEdit

The club was founded in 1953 when the ice hockey players of GBK and KPV merged their operations and formed the new club Kokkolan Hermes. The team was named after the Greek Olympian messenger god Hermes who was also the god of sports and athletes.

Hermes played in the second top league of Finland from 1993-2006 before being regulated to Suomi-sarja where they remained until 2015 when they were promoted back to Mestis.

Hermes won the 1996 I-Divisioona championship, the only championship in the club's history.[2]

During the 2008-09 season Hermes ran into financial troubles and were forced to leave the Finnish series.[3]

Current rosterEdit

Updated June 1, 2016[4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
35   Denis Godla G L 25 Kezmarok, Slovakia
31   Joonas Kuusela G L 30 Espoo, Finland
5   Kristaps Bazeviks D L 26 Riga, Latvia
29   Juuso Honka LW L 30 Turku, Finland
17   Mikka Fransilla D L 27 Luumäki, Finland
27   Mikka Huhtanen (L) D L 27 Lappeenranta, Finland
18   Ossi Ikonen D L 30 Toivakka, Finland
20   Juho-Erik Laitamäki (L) D L 24 Seinäjoki, Finland
8   Niko Lehto (A) D L 30 Oulu, Finland
3   Jere Rantala D L 26 Huittinen, Finland
16   Ville Vittaniemi D L 26 Kemi, Finland
22   Niklas Appelgren (A) RW L 30 Kouvola, Finland
10   Antti Hellsten F L 30 Lohja, Finland
33   Joonas Huovinen (L) C/RW R 27 Oulu, Finland
15   Teemu Huttu F L 29 Kiiminki, Finland
80   Jesse Juntheikki C L 32 Tuusula, Finland
28   Joona Jääskeläinen (L) RW R 24 Rovaniemi, Finland
20   Eetu Karvinen LW L 28 Imatra, Finland
24   Janne Kivilahti F L 28 Espoo, Finland
12   Niko Kivinen (L) F L 32 Kokkola, Finland
13   Tuomas Koskinen F L 26 Kangasala, Finland
4   Severi Kuntsi D L 27 Muurame, Finland
19   Jussi Nättinen (C) C R 33 Jyväskylä, Finland
25   Antti Paavilainen F L 27 Helsinki, Finland
11   Robert Rooba F L 27 Tallinn, Estonia
26   Tommi Tika (L) F L 25 Helsinki, Finland
6   Felix Westermarck (L) F L 25 Espoo, Finland

Retired numbersEdit

Technical staffEdit

Current as of 1 June 2016[6]

2014–15 KeuPa HT Staff
Position Name
Head coach Antti Karhula
Assistant Coach Märt Eerme
Goaltending Coach Jens Friis

All Time Statistics LeadersEdit

[4]

Goals
Player Goals
  Jouni Kalliokoski 198
  Frantisek Cernyn 124
  Jan Uski 97
Assists
Player Assists
  Jouni Kalliokoski 228
  Jan Uski 192
  Marko Lapinkoski 134
Points
Player Points
  Jouni Kalliokoski 426
  Jani Uski 289
  Marko Lapinkoski 225
  Frantisek Cerny 224
  Topi Anttila 173

Season by season recordEdit

Since founding of Mestis in 2000–01[7]

Season League GP W T L OTW OTL Pts GF GA Finish Playoffs
2000-01 Mestis 44 25 7 12 57 153 122 3rd Bronze game win
2001-02 Mestis 44 19 5 20 44 152 149 8th Quarterfinal loss
2002-03 Mestis 44 17 6 18 3 43 131 121 6th Quarterfinal loss
2003-04 Mestis 45 61 166 103 3rd Bronze game win
2004-05 Mesits 44 18 8 18 3 47 124 130 5th Quarterfinal loss
2005-06 Mestis 45 12 8 25 35 116 156 10th
2006–15 Suomi-sarja
2015-16 Mestis 50 22 20 2 6 76 158 167 6th Quarterfinal loss

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kokkolan jäähalli". kokkola.fi. Retrieved 2015-06-01.
  2. ^ "Hermes". mestis.fi. Retrieved 2015-06-01.
  3. ^ "Hermes history". kokkolanhermes.fi. Retrieved 2015-06-01.
  4. ^ a b "Hermes". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2015-06-01.
  5. ^ a b c d e Page citing the Club's retired numbers
  6. ^ "Kokkolan Hermes Team Roster". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2016-06-01.
  7. ^ "Hermes - Team History and Stats". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2015-06-01.

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