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Finland men’s national inline hockey team


Jan 5, 2022

The Finnish men’s national inline hockey team is the national men’s inline hockey team for Finland. Finland was one of the most successful teams at the IIHF Inline Hockey World Championships, which were organized during 1996 to 2017 until the tournament was discountinued by the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) in 2019. The tournament was organized annually during 1996 to 2015, with the exception of the year 1999. Starting from 2017, the tournament was to be held every other year but, after being forced to cancel the 2019 edition due to lack of interested hosts, the IIHF voted in June 2019 to end its governance over inline hockey, ending the organization’s involvement in any future inline hockey tournaments.[1] Finland won a total of thirteen medals in nineteen tournaments. At the 2017 IIHF Inline Hockey World Championship in Bratislava, the final tournament organized by the IIHF, the team finished in second place.[2]

Finland mens national inline hockey team
Nickname(s) Rullaleijonat (‘Roller Lions’)
Association Finnish Ice Hockey Association
Biggest win
Finland 47–0 Chile
IIHF World Championship
Appearances 20 (first in 1996)
Best result (4; 2000, 2001, 2003, 2014)

Finland mens national inline hockey team
Medal record
Men’s inline hockey
IIHF World Championship
2000 Czech Republic
2001 United States
2003 Germany
2014 Czech Republic
2002 Germany
2004 Germany
2005 Finland
2007 Sweden
2015 Finland
2017 Slovakia
1996 United States
1998 United States
2006 Hungary
2012 Germany

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Year Host Result
1996 Minneapolis & St. Paul, Minnesota  Bronze
1997 Anaheim, California 6th
1998 Anaheim, California  Bronze
1999 No tournament held
2000 Hradec Kralové & Choceň  Gold
2001 Ellenton, Florida  Gold
2002 Nürnberg & Pfaffenhofen  Silver
2003 Nürnberg & Amberg  Gold
2004 Bad Tölz  Silver
2005 Kuopio  Silver
2006 Budapest  Bronze
2007 Landshut & Passau  Silver
2008 Bratislava 6th
2009 Ingolstadt 4th
2010 Karlstad 6th
2011 Pardubice 5th
2012 Ingolstadt  Bronze
2013 Dresden 7th
2014 Pardubice  Gold
2015 Tampere  Silver
2017 Bratislava  Silver
2019 Tournament permanently cancelled

Source: IIHF[3]

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