Finland men's national under-18 ice hockey team

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Finland
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s)Pikkuleijonat (The little Lions)
AssociationSuomen jääkiekkoliitto
Head coachFinland Jussi Ahokas
Team colors   
Finland national hockey team jerseys 2014.png
First international
 Sweden 8–1 Finland 
(Bremerhaven, West Germany; 1 April 1977)
Biggest win
 Finland 28–0 Italy 
(Tychy, Poland; 1 April 1979)
Biggest defeat
 Soviet Union 14–2 Finland 
(Bremerhaven, West Germany; 2 April 1977)
IIHF World U18 Championship
Appearances19 (first in 1999)
Best resultGold medal world centered-2.svg Gold: 1999, 2000, 2016, 2018
Medal record
World U18 Championships
Gold medal – first place 1999 Germany
Gold medal – first place 2000 Switzerland
Gold medal – first place 2016 USA
Gold medal – first place 2018 Russia
Silver medal – second place 2006 Sweden
Silver medal – second place 2015 Switzerland
Silver medal – second place 2017 Slovakia
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Finland
Bronze medal – third place 2009 USA
Bronze medal – third place 2010 Belarus
Bronze medal – third place 2013 Russia
Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament
Silver medal – second place 2007 Czech Republic/Slovakia
Silver medal – second place 2012 Czech Republic/Slovakia
Bronze medal – third place 1996 Canada
Bronze medal – third place 2005 Czech Republic/Slovakia
IIHF European Junior Championships
Gold medal – first place 1978 Finland
Gold medal – first place 1986 West Germany
Gold medal – first place 1995 Germany
Gold medal – first place 1997 Czech Republic
Silver medal – second place 1967 Soviet union
Silver medal – second place 1979 Poland
Silver medal – second place 1983 Norway
Silver medal – second place 1988 Czechoslovakia
Silver medal – second place 1996 Russia
Silver medal – second place 1998 Sweden
Bronze medal – third place 1974 Switzerland
Bronze medal – third place 1976 Czechoslovakia
Bronze medal – third place 1989 Soviet Union
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Czechoslovakia
Medal record
World U-17 Hockey Challenge
Gold medal – first place 1990 Canada
Silver medal – second place 1995 Canada
Silver medal – second place 2018 Canada
Bronze medal – third place 1998 Canada
European Youth Olympic Winter Festival
Gold medal – first place 2013 Romania Team
Silver medal – second place 2007 Spain Team
Silver medal – second place 2011 Czech Republic Team
Bronze medal – third place 2003 Slovenia Team
Bronze medal – third place 2009 Poland Team
Bronze medal – third place 2015 Austria\Liechtenstein Team
Bronze medal – third place 2019 Bosnia and Herzegovina Team

The Finland men's national under-18 ice hockey team is the men's national under-18 ice hockey team of Finland. The team is controlled by the Finnish Ice Hockey Association, a member of the International Ice Hockey Federation. The team represents Finland at the IIHF World U18 Championships.

International competitions[edit]

IIHF European U18 / U19 Championships[edit]

Tournament Rank
Soviet Union 1967 Yaroslavl, Russian SFSR 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Finland 1968 Tampere 4th
West Germany 1969 Garmisch-Partenkirchen / Bavaria 4th
Switzerland 1970 Geneva 4th
Czechoslovakia 1971 Prešov, Slovak SR 4th
Sweden 1972 Boden / Luleå / Skellefteå 4th
Soviet Union 1973 Leningrad, Russian SFSR 4th
Switzerland 1974 Herisau / Appenzell / Ausserrhoden 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
France 1975 Grenoble 4th
Czechoslovakia 1976 Koprivnice / Opava, Czech SR 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
West Germany 1977 Bremerhaven / Bremen 4th
Finland 1978 Vantaa 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Poland 1979 Tychy / Katowice 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Czechoslovakia 1980 Brno / Hradec Králové, Czech SR 4th
Soviet Union 1981 Minsk, Belorussian SSR 4th
Sweden 1982 Ängelholm / Tyringe 4th
Norway 1983 Oslo 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
West Germany 1984 Rosenheim / Garmisch-Partenkirchen / Füssen / Bad Tölz / Bavaria 4th
France 1985 Anglet 5th
West Germany 1986 Düsseldorf / Ratingen / Krefeld / North Rhine-Westphalia 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Finland 1987 Tampere / Kouvola / Hämeenlinna 4th
Czechoslovakia 1988 Frýdek-Místek / Vsetín / Olomouc / Prerov, Czech SR 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Soviet Union 1989 Kiev, Ukrainian SSR 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Sweden 1990 Örnsköldsvik / Sollefteå 4th
Czechoslovakia 1991 Spišská Nová Ves / Prešov, Slovak SR 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Norway 1992 Lillehammer / Hamar 4th
Poland 1993 Nowy Targ / Oswiecim 4th
Finland 1994 Jyväskylä 4th
Germany 1995 Berlin 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Russia 1996 Ufa 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Czech Republic 1997 Znojmo / Trebic 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Sweden 1998 Malung / Mora 2nd place, silver medalist(s)

IIHF World U18 Championships[edit]

Tournament Rank
Germany 1999 Füssen / Kaufbeuren 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Switzerland 2000 Kloten / Weinfelden 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Finland 2001 Heinola / Helsinki / Lahti 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Slovakia 2002 Piešťany / Trnava 4th
Russia 2003 Yaroslavl 7th
Belarus 2004 Minsk 7th
Czech Republic 2005 České Budějovice / Plzeň 7th
Sweden 2006 Ängelholm / Halmstad 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Finland 2007 Tampere / Rauma 7th
Russia 2008 Kazan 6th
United States 2009 Fargo 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Belarus 2010 Minsk / Babruysk 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Germany 2011 Crimmitschau / Dresden 5th
Czech Republic 2012 Brno / Znojmo / Břeclav 4th
Russia 2013 Sochi 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)
Finland 2014 Lappeenranta / Imatra 6th
Switzerland 2015 Zug / Lucerne 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
United States 2016 Grand Forks 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Slovakia 2017 Poprad / Spišská Nová Ves 2nd place, silver medalist(s)
Russia 2018 Chelyabinsk / Magnitogorsk 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Sweden 2019 Örnsköldsvik / Umeå 7th
United States 2020 Plymouth / Ann Arbor Cancelled[1]
United States 2021 Plymouth / Ann Arbor

References[edit]

  1. ^ Steiss, Adam. "2020 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship cancelled". iihf.com. IIHF. Retrieved 21 March 2020.

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