Tappara Tampere are a Finnish club that was founded in 1932 as TBK (Tammerfors Bollklubb). Between 1953 and 1955 they won three championships in a row. After these titles the club decided to change its Swedish name to the Finnish Tappara Tampere, which it has used ever since. During the 1970s, Tappara revolutionarised hockey coaching methods and founded a very succesfull youth academy with alumni such as Teppo Numminen, Pekka Marjamäki, Janne Ojanen, Ville Nieminen, Timo Jutila, or Aleskander Barkov.
After another three titles between 1986 and 1988, Tappara had to wait 12 years before winning Liiga again in 2000. They have won the league three more times since - 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!
"Tappara is made of steel!"
Official motto of Tappara Tampere
- Have qualified for every CHL season since 2014
- Won the European Cup three times
- Have never made it pas the CHL Round of 16
|2014/15||Round of 16|
|2015/16||Round of 16|
|2016/17||Round of 32|
|2017/18||Round of 16|
|2018/19||Round of 16|
|2019/20||Round of 16|