IHLC Team Profiles – Finland (Women’s)

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finland-11 FINLAND (FIN) Women’s National Ice Hockey Team
4 wins, 4 reigns, 4 games with IHLC – ranked 4th
IHLC last held November 9, 2011

The Finnish squad has been on the world stage since the beginning of international women’s hockey, first competing at the 1990 World Championships. While the Finns are one of the four nations to ever hold the women’s IHLC, and are a mainstay of the annual Four Nations Cup, they have only won two IHLC games, holding the title for a single game in both 2009 and 2011. However, with women’s hockey getting more competitive every day, look for the Lejonnat to become a more dominant player on the world stage.

IHLC GAMES
Total IHLC Games Played: 66
First IHLC Game: 6-5 loss vs. canada1965-11 CAN, Mar. 24, 1990
First IHLC Win: 6-2 win vs. sweden-11 SWE, Dec. 14, 2008
Latest IHLC Game: 5-3 loss vs. usa-11 USA, Apr. 3, 2017
Latest IHLC Win: 4-2 win vs. sweden-11 SWE, Sep. 3, 2011
Largest IHLC Victory: 6-2 win vs. sweden-11 SWE, Dec. 14, 2008
Largest IHLC Defeat: 11-0 loss vs. usa-11 USA, Apr. 10, 2012
Longest IHLC Undefeated Streak: 1 game (4 times, latest Sep. 3, 2011)
Longest IHLC Winless Streak: 38 games (Mar. 24, 1990 – Nov. 9, 2008)

IHLC HOSTING
IHLC Games Hosted:
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First Game Hosted: canada1965-11 CAN 8-1 FIN finland-11, Apr. 15, 1992 (Helsinki)
Latest Game Hosted: 
usa-11 USA 5-3 CAN canada1965-11, Nov. 5, 2016 (Vierumäki)
Major Tournaments Hosted: Women’s World Championships (4: 1992, 1999, 2009, 2019), Three / Four Nations Cup (6: 1998, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2016)

MAJOR TOURNAMENT RECORDS
Best IIHF Women’s World Championship Result: bronzemedal (11: 1990, 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2015)
Best Olympic Games Result: bronzemedal (2: 1998, 2010)
Best Three / Four Nations Cup Result: silvermedal (2: 2001, 2013)

COMPETITIVE IHLC RECORDS
canada1965-11 CANADA: 0 wins, 45 losses, 1 tie
russia-11 RUSSIA: 0 wins, 1 loss, 0 ties
sweden-11 SWEDEN: 3 wins, 2 losses, 0 ties
usa-11 UNITED STATES: 1 win, 13 losses, 0 ties

COMPLETE IHLC HISTORY
01. canada1965-11 CAN 6-5 FIN finland-11 – 03/24/1990 – WWC – Ottawa canada1965-11
02. canada1965-11 CAN 8-1 FIN finland-11 – 04/15/1992 – EX – Helsinki finland-11
03. canada1965-11 CAN 6-2 FIN finland-11 – 04/25/1992 – WWC – Tampere finland-11
04. canada1965-11 CAN 4-1 FIN finland-11 – 04/15/1994 – WWC – Lake Placid usa-11
05. canada1965-11 CAN 4-1 FIN finland-11 – 10/20/1996 – TNC – Ottawa canada1965-11
06. canada1965-11 CAN 3-1 FIN finland-11 – 10/23/1996 – TNC – Kingston canada1965-11
07. canada1965-11 CAN 5-1 FIN finland-11 – 03/28/1997 – EX – Barrie canada1965-11
08. canada1965-11 CAN 2-1 FIN finland-11 – 04/05/1997 – WWC – Kitchener canada1965-11
09. canada1965-11 CAN 6-3 FIN finland-11 – 12/15/1997 – TNC – Nepean canada1965-11
10. canada1965-11 CAN 8-3 FIN finland-11 – 12/18/1997 – TNC – Belleville canada1965-11
11. canada1965-11 CAN 4-2 FIN finland-11 – 02/12/1998 – OG – Nagano japan-11
12. canada1965-11 CAN 8-4 FIN finland-11 – 12/12/1998 – TNC – Närpiö finland-11
13. canada1965-11 CAN 2-0 FIN finland-11 – 12/16/1998 – TNC – Kurikka finland-11
14. canada1965-11 CAN 6-6 FIN finland-11 – 01/20/1999 – EX – Oshawa canada1965-11
15. canada1965-11 CAN 6-2 FIN finland-11 – 01/21/1999 – EX – Renfrew canada1965-11
16. canada1965-11 CAN 2-1 FIN finland-11 – 01/22/1999 – EX – Montréal canada1965-11
17. canada1965-11 CAN 6-0 FIN finland-11 – 01/23/1999 – EX – Drummondville canada1965-11
18. canada1965-11 CAN 1-0 FIN finland-11 – 03/11/1999 – WWC – Espoo finland-11
19. canada1965-11 CAN 6-3 FIN finland-11 – 12/01/1999 – TNC – Sherbrooke canada1965-11
20. canada1965-11 CAN 4-1 FIN finland-11 – 12/04/1999 – TNC – Montréal canada1965-11
21. canada1965-11 CAN 3-2 FIN finland-11 – 04/08/2000 – WWC – Mississauga canada1965-11
22. usa-11 USA 9-0 FIN finland-11 – 04/05/2001 – WWC – Minneapolis usa-11
23. usa-11 USA 5-0 FIN finland-11 – 02/16/2002 – OG – West Valley City usa-11
24. canada1965-11 CAN 3-1 FIN finland-11 – 11/09/2002 – FNC – Kitchener canada1965-11
25. canada1965-11 CAN 8-0 FIN finland-11 – 11/09/2004 – EX – Lake Placid usa-11
26. canada1965-11 CAN 4-1 FIN finland-11 – 11/13/2004 – FNC – Lake Placid usa-11
27. canada1965-11 CAN 9-2 FIN finland-11 – 03/31/2005 – EX – Norrköping sweden-11
28. canada1965-11 CAN 3-0 FIN finland-11 – 04/08/2005 – WWC – Linköping sweden-11
29. usa-11 USA 5-2 FIN finland-11 – 08/31/2005 – FNC – Hämeenlinna finland-11
30. canada1965-11 CAN 6-1 FIN finland-11 – 09/03/2005 – FNC – Tampere finland-11
31. canada1965-11 CAN 3-1 FIN finland-11 – 11/08/2005 – TT – Turin italy-11
32. usa-11 USA 7-3 FIN finland-11 – 02/14/2006 – OG – Turin italy-11
33. canada1965-11 CAN 8-1 FIN finland-11 – 11/10/2006 – FNC – Kitchener canada1965-11
34. canada1965-11 CAN 9-0 FIN finland-11 – 03/31/2007 – EX – Selkirk canada1965-11
35. canada1965-11 CAN 5-0 FIN finland-11 – 04/09/2007 – WWC – Winnipeg canada1965-11
36. canada1965-11 CAN 4-1 FIN finland-11 – 11/07/2007 – FNC – Leksand sweden-11
37. canada1965-11 CAN 4-2 FIN finland-11 – 04/09/2008 – WWC – Harbin china-11
38. sweden-11 SWE 3-1 FIN finland-11 – 11/09/2008 – FNC – Lake Placid usa-11 bronzemedal
39. finland-11 FIN 6-2 SWE sweden-11 – 12/14/2008 – EHT – Pieksämäki finland-11
40. russia-11 RUS 2-1 FIN finland-11 – 01/03/2009 – MLP – Ravensburg germany1920to33and49-11
41. finland-11 FIN 2-1 SWE sweden-11 – 02/15/2009 – EHT – Segeltorp sweden-11
42. canada1965-11 CAN 3-0 FIN finland-11 – 03/31/2009 – EX – Lempäälä finland-11
43. canada1965-11 CAN 8-0 FIN finland-11 – 04/08/2009 – WWC – Hämeenlinna finland-11
44. finland-11 FIN 3-2 USA usa-11 – 08/31/2009 – HCC – Vancouver canada1965-11
45. canada1965-11 CAN 10-2 FIN finland-11 – 09/01/2009 – HCC – Vancouver canada1965-11
46. usa-11 USA 4-0 FIN finland-11 – 09/05/2009 – HCC – Vancouver canada1965-11
47. canada1965-11 CAN 4-2 FIN finland-11 – 11/04/2009 – FNC – Kerava finland-11
48. canada1965-11 CAN 5-0 FIN finland-11 – 02/22/2010 – OG – Vancouver canada1965-11
49. usa-11 USA 4-0 FIN finland-11 – 11/10/2010 – FNC – St. John’s canada1965-11
50. canada1965-11 CAN 3-2 FIN finland-11 – 08/30/2011 – TNT – Vierumäki finland-11
51. sweden-11 SWE 3-1 FIN finland-11 – 09/02/2011 – TNT – Vierumäki finland-11
52. finland-11 FIN 4-2 SWE sweden-11 – 09/03/2011 – TNT – Vierumäki finland-11
53. canada1965-11 CAN 5-0 FIN finland-11 – 11/09/2011 – FNC – Nyköping sweden-11
54. usa-11 USA 11-0 FIN finland-11 – 04/10/2012 – WWC – Burlington usa-11
55. canada1965-11 CAN 8-1 FIN finland-11 – 11/04/2012 – EX – Helsinki finland-11
56. canada1965-11 CAN 6-0 FIN finland-11 – 11/06/2012 – FNC – Kerava finland-11
57. canada1965-11 CAN 8-0 FIN finland-11 – 04/05/2013 – WWC – Ottawa canada1965-11
58. canada1965-11 CAN 3-1 FIN finland-11 – 11/05/2013 – FNC – Lake Placid usa-11
59. canada1965-11 CAN 6-3 FIN finland-11 – 11/09/2013 – FNC – Lake Placid usa-11 goldmedal
60. usa-11 USA 3-1 FIN finland-11 – 02/08/2014 – OG – Sochi russia-11
61. canada1965-11 CAN 3-1 FIN finland-11 – 11/07/2014 – FNC – Kamloops canada1965-11
62. usa-11 USA 4-1 FIN finland-11 – 03/29/2015 – WWC – Malmö sweden-11
63. usa-11 USA 7-0 FIN finland-11 – 11/07/2015 – FNC – Sundsvall sweden-11
64. usa-11 USA 2-1 FIN finland-11 – 03/29/2016 – WWC – Kamloops canada1965-11
65. usa-11 USA 4-0 FIN finland-11 – 11/02/2016 – FNC – Kerava finland-11
66. usa-11 USA 5-3 FIN finland-11 – 04/03/2017 – WWC – Plymouth usa-11

Photo Credit: Daily Mail – IIHF – HHOF – IOC

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