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Tappara Tampere

Finnish club founded in 1932 as TBK (Tammerfors Bollklubb), between 1953 and 1955 Tappara won three championships in a row. After these titles the club decided to change its Swedish name to Finnish Tappara Tampere, which it uses up to date. During the 1970s, Tappara revolutionarised hockey coaching methods, and founded a very succesfull youth academy, whose alumni are e.g. Teppo Numminen, Pekka Marjamäki, Janne Ojanen, Ville Nieminen, Timo Jutila, or Aleskander Barkov.

After another three titles between 1986 and 1988, the era of a lack of success hit the club. From 2000 Tappara won Liiga only three more times - in 2003, 2016 and 2017.

Tappara are a regular CHL participant, however, they have one of the longest-running 'curses' in the competition: the Finnish side have never been past the Round of 16 in six attempts!

"Tappara is made of steel!" Official motto of Tappara Tampere

Quick Facts

  • Made the CHL Playoffs every season but fallen by the Round of 16
  • Have qualified for every season of the CHL since 2014
  • Won the European Cup three times
  • Arena, built in 1965, soon to be replaced

CHL Record

SeasonStage
2014/15Round of 16
2015/16Round of 16
2016/17Round of 32
2017/18Round of 16
2018/19Round of 16
2019/20Round of 16

 

 
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