Finland Team Page

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Finland/Finlande

Team Summary/Sommaire d'Équipe
Canada and USA remain the teams most likely to head to the finals, but with Sweden sending an inexperienced team to Halifax the doors are open for Finland to grab another bronze medal. The Finns placed third five times at the world championships, but in 2002 they lost to Sweden for bronze and in 2001 they lost to Russia. If they get back to the medals, it will be the first time since 2000 when they defeated Sweden 7-1 in the bronze-medal game of that year’s world championships.

Rosters/Alignements
# Player S/C Ht. Wt.
Birthdate
2003-04 Team
# Joueuse L/C T. P.
Naissance
Équipe 2003-04
Goaltenders/Gardiennes de but
1
Halonen, Minna
L/G
160
64
10/11/75
Tappara Tampere
30
Wiik, Heidi
L/G
176
69
1/6/80
Blues Espoo
Defence/Défense
2
Kuoppala, Hanna
L/G
179
76
9/12/75
Blues Espoo
3
Laaksonen, Emma
L/G
159
60
12/17/81
Ohio State Univ. (USA)
6
Hiirikoski, Jenni
L/G
159
62
3/30/87
Ilves Tampere
9
Mertanen, Terhi
L/G
164
64
4/4/81
Kärpät Oulu
20
Sirviö, Sija
L/G
171
57
12/29/82
Kärpät Oulu
24
Kovalainen, Kati
L/G
165
64
1/24/75
IHK Helsinki
Forwards/Avants
7
Bruun, Merita
L/G
166
60
11/7/77
IHK Helsinki
8
Tuominen, Satu
L/G
163
62
11/19/85
Blues Espoo
10
Fisk, Sari
R/D
163
65
12/17/71
Blues Espoo
14
Lipsonen, Vilja
R/D
172
65
10/15/78
IHK Helsinki
15
Hoikkala, Satu
L/G
165
59
1/14/80
Kärpät Oulu
17
Saarinen, Mari
R/D
171
63
7/30/81
Ilves Tampere
18
Tallus, Nora
L/G
159
67
2/9/81
Minnesota-Duluth (USA)
21
Similä, Eveliina
L/G
164
66
4/10/78
Ilves Tampere
22
Tuominen, Saara
L/G
168
64
1/1/86
Ilves Tampere
26
Savikuja, Henna
L/G
168
66
3/28/78
Kärpät Oulu
28
Riipi, Katja
L/G
159
63
10/26/75
HC Lugano (SUI)
29
Rantamäki, Karolina
L/G
163
70
2/23/78
Blues Espoo

Alternates/Remplacements
G
Kallioinen, Sari
L/G
166
60
11/07/77
Kärpät, Oulu
D
Vacker, Suvi
L/G
168
66
05/08/83
Minnesota-Duluth (USA)
D
Hallvar, Essi
R/D
169
65
04/02/83
Blues Espoo
F/A
Parviainen, Oona
L/G
170
65
09/05/77
Blues Espoo
F/A
Sikiö, Hanne
L/G
179
69
03/19/78
Ilves Tampere

Staff/Personnel
Head Coach/Entraîneur-chef :
Hannu Saintula
Coach/Entraîneur :
Sami Aaltonen
Goalie Coach/Entraîneur des gardiens :
Matti Koivula
General Manager/Directeur-gérant :
Arto Sieppi
Physician/Médecin :
Antti Helminen
Physiotherapist/Physiothérapeute :
Harri Virtanen
Equipment Manager/Resp. de l’équipement :
Tatu Vento
For more information:
Kalli Quinn Director, Female National Teams | Équipes nationales féminines