Viipurin Reipas

Viipurin Reipas was an ice hockey club based in Viipuri (Vyborg). Its ice hockey section was established in 1928. It played in the SM-Sarja for two seasons (1928 and 1932)[1]

Viipurin Reipas
Viipurin Reipas ice hockey team.png
CityViipuri (Vyborg)
Founded1928 (hockey operations)
Championships
Playoff championships1: 1928

Reipas was one of the six first hockey teams that played in the first Finnish Championship in 1928.[2]

RelocationEdit

After The Winter War and The Continuation War, the city of Viipuri was ceded to Soviet Union and Reipas was forced to move within Finnish borders. In 1945 Reipas relocated to Lahti where it continued, in the new home town of the evacuees, under its original name until renamed to Lahden Reipas. In 1975, Kiekkoreipas was formed to take over hockey operations.

 
First Finnish Champions in 1928
 
Viipurin Reipas sports club based in Lahti uses this logo

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Toimitus. "Leijonat - Finhockey - Suomi-kiekon historia pähkinänkuoressa". www.finhockey.fi (in Finnish). Retrieved 2022-05-12.
  2. ^ "Championnat de Finlande de hockey sur glace 1927/28". www.passionhockey.com. Retrieved 2022-05-12.