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Porin Ässät
City Pori
League Liiga
Founded 1967 (1967)
Home arena Porin jäähalli (capacity 6,500)
General manager Jukka Hirsimäki
Head coach Pekka Rautakallio
Captain Ville Uusitalo


Porin Ässät (Finnish for Pori Aces) is an ice hockey club based in the town of Pori, Finland. They play in the Finnish elite league, Liiga. They play in at the Porin jäähalli in Isomäki. This arena is known for its intense atmosphere and for being hard place for visiting teams to achieve desired results.[1]

The full name of the company operating the team is at present HC Ässät Pori Oy. They have won three Finnish Championships in ice hockey (1971, 1978, 2013), and several other medals — most recently silver in 2006. In addition both Karhut and RU-38 were one-time champions each.


  • History 1
  • Team staff 2
  • Players 3
    • Current roster 3.1
    • Retired numbers 3.2
    • Notable alumni 3.3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


The club was established in 1967 when two local clubs, Karhut and RU-38 merged. Ässät has also played football from 1967 to 1981. For a few seasons they played in the Mestaruussarja (‘championship series’), after they were given RU-38’s place in this competition.

Team staff

Updated December 21, 2013.[2][3]
Title Staff Member
General Manager Jukka Hirsimäki
Sports Director Mika Toivola
Head Coach Pekka Rautakallio
Assistant Coach Jere Härkälä
Assistant Coach Pasi Kaukoranta
Goaltending Coach Jaakko Rosendahl


Current roster

Updated October 03, 2014.[4][5]
# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
21 Ahlgren, VilleVille Ahlgren LW L 22 2013 Pori, Finland
22 Hansen, JakeJake Hansen RW R 26 2014 White Bear Lake, Minnesota
26 Hedden, MikeMike Hedden LW L 31 2014 Dunnville, Ontario
93 Heino, HenriHenri Heino C L 30 2013 Lahti, Finland
11 Huhtanen, TuomasTuomas Huhtanen LW L 29 2013 Noormarkku, Finland
12 Huovinen, JoonasJoonas Huovinen C R 22 2014 Oulu, Finland
44 Kerälä, AnttiAntti Kerälä C L 29 2014 Hattula, Finland
19 Keskilohko, HenriHenri Keskilohko F L 21 2014 Pori, Finland
37 Kiilholma, JuhaJuha Kiilholma (A) C L 33 2014 Pori, Finland
72 Kulmala, ArttuArttu Kulmala G L 19 2014 Tampere, Finland
7 Kärki, JarnoJarno Kärki LW L 21 2014 Pori, Finland
6 Lindell, EsaEsa Lindell D L 22 2014 Helsinki, Finland
14 Lähteenmäki, SamiSami Lähteenmäki RW L 26 2012 Loppi, Finland
31 Niemi, MikaMika Niemi C L 28 2009 Pori, Finland
20 Ojamäki, NikoNiko Ojamäki RW R 21 2013 Pori, Finland
9 Parikka, ValtteriValtteri Parikka D L 21 2013 Järvenpää, Finland
63 Parkkonen, PatrikPatrik Parkkonen D L 23 2013 Porvoo, Finland
34 Riksman, JuusoJuuso Riksman G L 39 2013 Helsinki, Finland
29 Rinne, RasmusRasmus Rinne G L 25 2013 Hyvinkää, Finland
71 Ryan, MichaelMichael Ryan F L 36 2014 Boston, Massachusetts
87 Saarela, AkeksiAkeksi Saarela C L 19 2014 Helsinki, Finland
47 Sammalkangas, TapioTapio Sammalkangas (A) D L 36 2006 Tampere, Finland
3 Stafford, GarrettGarrett Stafford D R 36 2014 Los Angeles, California
52 Uusitalo, VilleVille Uusitalo (C) D L 36 2008 Espoo, Finland
8 Viljanen, ValtteriValtteri Viljanen D R 22 2014 Pori, Finland
23 Vuorisalo, TeemuTeemu Vuorisalo D R 21 2014 Pori, Finland

Retired numbers

Notable alumni


  1. ^ "Juhani Tammisen Sport tarrasi momentumiinsa Porissa ‘Juhani Tamminen’s Sport Vaasa hang on to their momentum in Pori". Helsinki: Helsingin Sanomat. 2009-04-17. Retrieved 2009-04-17. 
  2. ^ "Ässät". Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  3. ^ "Etusivu > Joukkue > Johtoryhmä". Ässät. Retrieved 2013-12-21. 
  4. ^ "Porin Ässät 2014-2015" (in Finnish). Retrieved 2014-10-02. 
  5. ^ "Ässät 2014-15". 

External links

  • (Finnish) Ässät official website

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