Head coach Jukka Jalonen chose as many as 12 first-timers to join the Finnish team in the Karelia tournament.

Helsinki Joker players were not selected due to the team’s coronavirus cases. All players selected for the tournament are from the SM League.

– Exceptionally, the team now consists only of players from the League teams, who have the opportunity to show their skills in international games on a broad front, head coach Jalonen commented in the press release.

Lions in the Karelian tournament

Goalkeepers:

30 RAJANIEMI Sami, Jukurit Mikkeli *

32 SETÄNEN Oskari, Lukko Rauma *

Defenders:

4 LINTUNIEMI Alex, JYP Jyväskylä *

5 LAPPALAINEN Lasse, Kalpa Kuopio *

6 RINDELL Axel, Jukurit Mikkeli *

13 KEMILÄINEN Valtteri, Tappara Tampere

18 SAARIJÄRVI Vili, Lukko Rauma *

28 NIEMELÄ Mikko, Kärpät Oulu

36 ERONEN Elmeri, HPK Hämeenlinna

51 PARIKKA Jarkko, Ilves Tampere

Attackers:

10 FINLAND Eemeli, Ilves Tampere

15 NURMI Markus, TPS Turku *

20 BJÖRKQVIST Kasper, KooKoo Kouvola

21 KARVINEN Otto, Flies Oulu *

24 BJÖRNINEN Hannes, Pelicans Lahti

25 TURKULAINEN Jerry, JYP Jyväskylä *

27 SIIKONEN Miska, JYP Jyväskylä

37 KOIVISTOINEN Eetu, Lukko Rauma *

38 INNALA Jere, HPK Hämeenlinna

47 TIIVOLA Peter, Aces Pori *

71 OKSANEN Ahti, KooKoo Kouvola *

76 SALLINEN Jere, HIFK Helsinki

81 PELTOLA Jukka, Tappara Tampere

82 SAARELA Aleksi, Lukko Rauma

* A national team debutant