Director Female Hockey - Arto Sieppi, Finnish Ice Hockey

Born August 18, 1965 in Turku … Graduated from Sport Institute Of Finland, Vierumäki in 1990 … Holds a degree In Coaching and Sports Management … Coached various Junior hockey teams In Espoo from 1990-99 (Major Junior, Midget leagues) … Coached Finnish Junior National Teams from 1994-97 (U15, U16, U17) … Worked with various men’s And women’s handball teams as a strength and conditioning coach from 1997-2010 … General Manager of the Finnish Women’s National Team since 1998, including three Olympic Winter Games (Salt Lake City in 2002, Torino in 2006 and Vancouver in 2010), eight World Women’s Hockey Championships and three World Women’s Under-18 Hockey Championships … Camp Director at the 2006 IIHF Women’s Hockey Development Camp in Finland … General Secretary at the 2009 World Women’s Hockey Championship in Hämeenlinna, Finland … Employed by the Finnish Ice Hockey Association since 1999 …

Main responsibilies are as Director Of Female Hockey, Women’s National Teams, Special Programmes/Education For Club Coaching Directors and International Coaching Connections …  Resides In Tuusula, Finland with his wife Susanna and three boys, Vertti (9), Severi (6) and Jerri (4).

Source: IIHF