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Antti Jaatinen
ANTTI JAATINEN (born 24 September 1987) is a Finnish ice hockey defenceman currently playing for Lukko
Lukko
of the Finnish Liiga . During SM- Liiga season 2011-12 Antti Jaatinen played in JYP with his namesake, forward Antti Jaatinen (b. 1986)
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Lahti Pelicans
The PELICANS are a professional ice hockey team playing in the Finnish Liiga , and formed in 1992. They play in the city of Lahti , Finland at Isku Arena. The team is partially owned by retired NHL goaltender Pasi Nurminen
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Tappara
TAPPARA (Finnish for " Battle axe ", Finnish pronunciation: ) is a Finnish ice hockey team playing in the Liiga
Liiga
. They play at Tampereen jäähalli in Tampere
Tampere
, Finland
Finland
. The team has won 14 Finnish league championships with its current name (1959, 1961, 1964, 1975, 1977, 1979, 1982, 1984, 1986, 1987, 1988, 2003, 2016, 2017). The team continued the traditions of TBK, who won three national championships in a row in 1953, 1954 and 1955. Therefore official statistics consider Tappara
Tappara
has 17 national titles, making it the most successful Finnish club of all-time
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NHL Entry Draft
The NHL ENTRY DRAFT (French : Repêchage d'entrée dans la LNH) is an annual meeting in which every franchise of the National Hockey League (NHL) systematically select the rights to available ice hockey players who meet draft eligibility requirements (North American players 18–20 years old and European/international players 18–21 years old; all others enter league as unrestricted free agents). The NHL Entry Draft is held once every year, generally within two to three months after the conclusion of the previous season . During the draft, teams take turns selecting amateur players from junior or collegiate leagues and professional players from European leagues. The first draft was held in 1963, and has been held every year since. The NHL Entry Draft
NHL Entry Draft
was known as the NHL AMATEUR DRAFT until 1979. The entry draft has only been a public event since 1980, and a televised event since 1984
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Ice Hockey
ICE HOCKEY is a contact team sport played on ice , usually in a rink , in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender , and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team. Ice
Ice
hockey is most popular in Canada
Canada
, central and eastern Europe
Europe
, Scandinavia
Scandinavia
, Russia
Russia
and the United States
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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Liiga
The LIIGA, known as SM-LIIGA from 1975 to 2013, and colloquially called the FINNISH ELITE LEAGUE in English, is the top professional ice hockey league in Finland
Finland
. It is one of the six founding leagues of the Champions Hockey League
Champions Hockey League
and currently allocated five spots - the maximum number - based on success in previous editions. It was created in 1975 to replace the SM-sarja , which was fundamentally an amateur league. The SM-liiga is not directly overseen by the Finnish Ice Hockey Association , but the league and association have an agreement of cooperation. SM is a common abbreviation for Suomen mestaruus, "Finnish championship". On 9 August 2013, the league dropped the SM, and simply became LIIGA
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Lukko
LUKKO (Finnish for "lock") is a Finnish professional ice hockey team based in Rauma, Finland . They currently play in the Finnish Liiga , the top tier of Finnish ice hockey. The club was founded in 1936 as Rauma Woodin Lukko, and play their home games in the Äijänsuo Arena which has a capacity of 5,400 spectators. They have won the Finnish championship once, in 1963. Since 2011, Lukko
Lukko
has also had a team in the Women's Pesäpallo Championship League (Superpesis)
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Finland
FINLAND (/ˈfɪnlənd/ ( listen ); Finnish : Suomi ( listen ); Swedish : Finland
Finland
), officially the REPUBLIC OF FINLAND (Finnish : Suomen tasavalta, Swedish : Republiken Finland) is a sovereign state in Northern Europe
Europe
. The country has land borders with Sweden
Sweden
to the northwest, Norway
Norway
to the north, and Russia
Russia
to the east. To the south is the Gulf of Finland
Gulf of Finland
with Estonia
Estonia
on the opposite side. Finland
Finland
is a Nordic country and, together with Scandinavia
Scandinavia
, is situated in the geographical region of Fennoscandia
Fennoscandia
. Finland's population is 5.5 million (2016), and the majority of the population is concentrated in the southern region
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Defenceman
DEFENCE (DEFENSE in the USA) in ice hockey is a player position whose primary responsibility is to prevent the opposing team from scoring . They are often referred to as DEFENCEMEN, DEFENCEWOMEN or DEFENCEPLAYERS, D, D-MEN or BLUELINERS (the latter a reference to the blue line in ice hockey which represents the boundary of the offensive zone; defencemen generally position themselves along the line to keep the puck in the zone). They were once called cover-point. A good defenceman is both strong in defensive and offensive play and for defenceman pairing also need to be good at defending and attacking. In regular play, two defencemen complement three forwards and a goaltender on the ice. Exceptions include overtime during the regular season and when a team is shorthanded (i.e
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Position (ice Hockey)
ICE HOCKEY is a contact team sport played on ice , usually in a rink , in which two teams of skaters use their sticks to shoot a vulcanized rubber puck into their opponent's net to score points. The sport is known to be fast-paced and physical, with teams usually consisting of six players each: one goaltender , and five players who skate up and down the ice trying to take the puck and score a goal against the opposing team. Ice
Ice
hockey is most popular in Canada
Canada
, central and eastern Europe
Europe
, Scandinavia
Scandinavia
, and the northern regions of the United States
United States

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Shot (ice Hockey)
A SHOT in ice hockey is an attempt by a player to score a goal by striking or snapping the puck with their stick in the direction of the net. CONTENTS* 1 Types of shots * 1.1 Shovel * 1.2 Wrist * 1.3 Snap * 1.4 Slapshot * 1.5 Backhand * 1.6 Other shots * 1.6.1 One timer * 1.6.2 Shot on goal
Shot on goal
* 1.6.3 Deke * 1.6.4 Tip * 2 Handedness * 3 External links TYPES OF SHOTSThere are four basic types of shots in ice hockey. SHOVELThe shovel shot (also referred to as a flip shot) is the simplest and most basic shot in a shooter's arsenal. Its execution is simply a shoveling motion to push the puck in the desired direction, or a flick of the puck (be it on the forehand, backhand, or in a spearing motion). Players typically resort to shovelling the puck to push loose pucks past a sprawling, or out-of-position goaltender
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JYP Jyväskylä
JYP is an ice hockey team playing in the Finnish SM-liiga . They play in Jyväskylä , Finland , at the Synergia-areena . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 Partnership with the Boston Bruins * 2 Players * 2.1 Current roster * 3 Honours * 3.1 Champions * 3.2 Runners-up * 3.3 European titles * 4 Notable players * 4.1 Honored members * 4.2 NHL alumni * 5 References * 6 External links HISTORYJYP was founded in 1923. First it was the ice hockey section of the sports club Jyväskylän Palloilijat until 1977. Then they separated from that sports club to be an independent hockey club called JyP HT. The current full name of the club is JYP Jyväskylä Oy, having been registered as an osakeyhtiö since 1999. JYP has won the Finnish SM-liiga twice, in 2009 and 2012, having been the losing side in the play-off finals in 1989 and 1992
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Mäntyharju
MäNTYHARJU (Finnish pronunciation: , "Pine Ridge") is a municipality of Finland . It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the Southern Savonia region . The municipality has a population of 6,124 (31 March 2016) and covers an area of 980.91 square kilometres (378.73 sq mi) of which 229.23 km2 (88.51 sq mi) is water. The coastline is almost 1,520 kilometers (940 mi). The population density is 6.2 inhabitants per km². Neighbouring municipalities: Heinola , Hirvensalmi , Kouvola , Mikkeli , Pertunmaa and Savitaipale . The summer houses or cottages located in the countryside are part of the culture of Finland where most Finnish families spend their summer holidays. Mäntyharju is the municipality which has the fifth most summer houses in Finland. Some of the reasons for Mäntyharju's popularity involves its many pure lakes and a relatively short distance to Helsinki
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Antti Jaatinen (b. 1986)
ANTTI-P JAATINEN (born 24 July 1986) is a Finnish ice hockey player currently playing for Ilves of the Finnish Liiga . Jaatinen made his SM-liiga debut playing with JYP Jyväskylä during the 2011–12 SM-liiga season
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Antti Jaatinen (ice Hockey, Born 1986)
ANTTI-P JAATINEN (born 24 July 1986) is a Finnish ice hockey player currently playing for Ilves of the Finnish Liiga . Jaatinen made his SM-liiga debut playing with JYP Jyväskylä during the 2011–12 SM-liiga season
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