2016-17 Liiga Season
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2016%E2%80%9317 Liiga Season
2016-17 Liiga
LeagueLiiga
SportIce hockey
DurationSeptember 2016 - April 2017
Number of teams15
TV partner(s)Nelonen
Regular season
Best recordTappara
Runners-upTPS
Season MVPMika Pyörälä
Top scorerHenrik Haapala
Playoffs
Playoffs MVPJukka Peltola
Finals championsTappara
  Runners-upKalPa
Liiga seasons

The 2016-17 Liiga season was the 42nd season of the Liiga (formerly SM-liiga), the top level of ice hockey in Finland, since the league's formation in 1975.

Teams

Regular season

The top six teams advance directly to the quarter-finals, while teams placing 7th through 10th play in the wild-card round for the final two spots. The Liiga is a closed league and there is no relegation.

Pos Team Pld W OTW OTL L GF GA GD Pts Final Result
1 Tappara 60 34 10 5 11 185 129 +56 127 Advance to Quarterfinals
2 TPS 60 30 8 8 14 167 123 +44 114
3 KalPa 60 28 9 10 13 168 140 +28 112
4 JYP 60 28 9 9 14 160 123 +37 111
5 HPK 60 23 12 5 20 153 136 +17 98
6 Pelicans 60 23 8 8 21 157 150 +7 93
7 Ässät 60 24 7 4 25 128 142 −14 90 Advance to Wild-card round
8 Kärpät 60 22 9 6 23 147 136 +11 90
9 HIFK 60 22 8 5 25 138 140 −2 87
10 Ilves 60 21 6 7 26 143 146 −3 82
11 Jukurit 60 20 4 8 28 128 141 −13 76
12 Lukko 60 17 6 8 29 151 177 −26 71
13 KooKoo 60 15 7 11 27 137 173 −36 70
14 Sport 60 16 5 11 28 128 169 −41 69
15 SaiPa 60 14 5 8 33 116 181 −65 60
Source: Liiga

Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) 3-point wins 3) Goal difference; 4) Goals scored; 4) Head-to-head points.

Playoffs

Bracket

Wild-card round (best-of-3) Quarter-finals (best-of-7) Semi-finals (best-of-7) Finals (best-of-7)
            
1 Tappara 4
10 Ilves 3
1 Tappara 4
9 HIFK 1
7 Ässät 1
10 Ilves 2
2 TPS 2
9 HIFK 4
1 Tappara 4
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first and second round)
3 KalPa 2
3 KalPa 4
6 Pelicans 1
8 Kärpät 0
9 HIFK 2
3 KalPa 4
4 JYP 3
Bronze medal game
4 JYP 4 4 JYP 1
5 HPK 3 9 HIFK 0

Wild card round (best-of-three)

(7) Ässät vs. (10) Ilves

15 March 2017
18:30
Ässät3-2 1OT
(1-0, 0-1, 1-1, 1-0)
IlvesIsomäki Areena, Pori
Attendance: 3,645
16 March 2017
18:30
Ilves6-1
(3-0, 0-0, 3-1)
ÄssätTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 6,319
18 March 2017
17:00
Ässät0-1 1OT
(0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1)
IlvesIsomäki Areena, Pori
Attendance: 5,457

Ilves wins the series 2-1.

(8) Kärpät vs. (9) HIFK

15 March 2017
18:30
Kärpät3-4 1OT
(2-2, 1-0, 0-1, 0-1)
HIFKOulun Energia Areena, Oulu
Attendance: 5,024
16 March 2017
18:30
HIFK4-3 1OT
(0-1, 2-0, 1-2, 1-0)
KärpätHelsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 6,658

HIFK wins the series 2-0.

Quarterfinals (best-of-seven)

(1) Tappara vs. (10) Ilves

21 March 2017
18:30
Tappara3-6
(1-0, 2-5, 0-1)
IlvesTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
23 March 2017
18:30
Ilves1-2 1OT
(0-0, 0-0, 1-1, 0-1)
TapparaTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
25 March 2017
17:00
Tappara0-1 1OT
(0-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1)
IlvesTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
27 March 2017
18:30
Ilves0-4
(0-1, 0-2, 0-1)
TapparaTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
29 March 2017
18:3029
Tappara2-4
(1-2, 0-0, 1-2)
IlvesTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
31 March 2017
18:30
Ilves1-2 3OT
(0-1, 0-0, 1-0, 0-0, 0-0, 0-1)
TapparaTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
1 April 2017
17:00
Tappara2-0
(2-0, 0-0, 0-0)
IlvesTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300

Tappara wins the series 4-3.

(2) TPS vs. (9) HIFK

21 March 2017
18:30
TPS4-1
(0-0, 2-1, 2-0)
HIFKGatorade Center, Turku
Attendance: 6,611
23 March 2017
18:30
HIFK3-1
(2-0, 0-1, 1-0)
TPSHelsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 7,387
25 March 2017
17:00
TPS4-1
(2-0, 1-0, 1-1)
HIFKGatorade Center, Turku
Attendance: 11,011
27 March 2017
18:30
HIFK3-2 2OT
(2-0, 0-1, 0-1, 0-0, 1-0)
TPSHelsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 8,067
29 March 2017
18:3029
TPS2-5
(2-0, 0-2, 0-3)
HIFKGatorade Center, Turku
Attendance: 8,149
31 March 2017
18:30
HIFK3-2 1OT
(1-0, 0-1, 1-1, 1-0)
TPSHelsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 8,200

HIFK wins the series 4-2.

(3) KalPa vs. (6) Pelicans

22 March 2017
18:30
KalPa2-1 2OT
(0-0, 0-1, 1-0, 0-0, 1-0)
PelicansNiiralan monttu, Kuopio
Attendance: 3,817
24 March 2017
18:30
Pelicans2-3 1OT
(1-1, 0-1, 1-0, 0-1)
KalPaIsku Areena, Lahti
Attendance: 4,743
25 March 2017
17:00
KalPa1-2
(0-0, 1-1, 0-1)
PelicansNiiralan monttu, Kuopio
Attendance: 4,767
27 March 2017
18:30
Pelicans2-5
(0-1, 1-3, 1-1)
KalPaIsku Areena, Lahti
Attendance: 4,057
29 March 2017
18:3029
KalPa6-0
(3-0, 3-0, 0-0)
PelicansNiiralan monttu, Kuopio
Attendance: 4,171

KalPa wins the series 4-1.

(4) JYP vs. (5) HPK

22 March 2017
18:30
JYP3-2 1OT
(0-1, 1-1, 1-0, 1-0)
HPKSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 3,282
24 March 2017
18:30
HPK2-1
(1-1, 1-0, 0-0)
JYPRitarihalli, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 4,415
25 March 2017
17:00
JYP2-3 2OT
(2-1, 0-0, 0-1, 0-0, 0-1)
HPKSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 4,185
27 March 2017
18:30
HPK1-3
(0-0, 0-1, 1-2)
JYPRitarihalli, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 4,071
29 March 2017
18:3029
JYP3-2 1OT
(0-0, 1-0, 1-2, 1-0)
HPKSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 3,392
31 March 2017
18:30
HPK5-2
(1-0, 3-1, 1-1)
JYPRitarihalli, Hämeenlinna
Attendance: 3,781
1 April 2017
17:00
JYP3-2
(2-0, 1-0, 0-2)
HPKSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 4,437

JYP wins the series 4-3.

Semifinals (best-of-seven)

(1) Tappara vs. (9) HIFK

4 April 2017
18:30
Tappara2-0
(0-0, 1-0, 1-0)
HIFKTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 4,897
6 April 2017
18:30
HIFK2-5
(0-1, 0-3, 2-1)
TapparaHelsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 7,559
8 April 2017
17:00
Tappara2-3
(1-1, 1-1, 0-1)
HIFKTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
10 April 2017
18:30
HIFK0-2
(0-1, 0-0, 0-1)
TapparaHelsinki Ice Hall, Helsinki
Attendance: 8,200
12 April 2017
18:30
Tappara4-3
(1-1, 0-1, 3-1)
HIFKTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 5,866

Tappara wins the series 4-1.

(3) KalPa vs. (4) JYP

5 April 2017
18:30
KalPa2-0
(1-0, 0-0, 1-0)
JYPNiiralan monttu, Kuopio
Attendance: 4,438
7 April 2017
18:30
JYP0-3
(0-0, 0-1, 0-2)
KalPaSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 4,437
8 April 2017
17:00
KalPa0-1
(0-1, 0-0, 0-0)
JYPNiiralan monttu, Kuopio
Attendance: 5,064
10 April 2017
18:30
JYP2-0
(0-0, 1-0, 1-0)
KalPaSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 4,102
12 April 2017
18:30
KalPa2-0
(1-0, 1-0, 0-0)
JYPNiiralan monttu, Kuopio
Attendance: 4,150
13 April 2017
18:30
JYP4-2
(1-0, 2-2, 1-0)
KalPaSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 3,861
15 April 2017
17:00
KalPa5-1
(2-1, 1-0, 2-0)
JYPNiiralan monttu, Kuopio
Attendance: 5,064

KalPa wins the series 4-3.

Bronze medal game

21 April 2017
18:30
JYP6-5 1OT
(2-2, 2-1, 1-2, 1-0)
HIFKSynergia-areena, Jyväskylä
Attendance: 3,916

Finals (best-of-seven)

18 April 2017
18:30
Tappara2-3
(1-1, 0-1, 1-1)
KalPaTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 6,162
20 April 2017
18:30
KalPa3-2
(0-1, 2-0, 1-1)
TapparaNiiralan monttu, Kuopio
Attendance: 5,064
22 April 2017
17:00
Tappara2-1
(0-0, 1-0, 1-1)
KalPaTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
24 April 2017
18:30
KalPa2-5
(0-1, 2-3, 0-1)
TapparaNiiralan monttu, Kuopio
Attendance: 5,064
25 April 2017
18:30
Tappara2-1
(0-0, 1-0, 1-1)
KalPaTampere Ice Stadium, Tampere
Attendance: 7,300
27 April 2017
18:30
KalPa1-3
(0-0, 1-1, 0-2)
TapparaNiiralan monttu, Kuopio
Attendance: 5,064

Tappara wins the finals 4-2.

Final rankings

References

  1. ^ "Kari Heikkilä on Lukon uusi päävalmentaja". Liiga.fi. Retrieved 2017.

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