CATEGORY / Interview

Mar 29, 2022 / Interview

Two goals in the first game of the series – Nick Baptiste trusts the way the team is playing

It takes only just under four minutes for Ilves’ best regular season goal scorer to net his first Liiga playoff goal. The goal is classic...


Feb 26, 2022 / Interview

Ilves sign Colton Beck and Daniel Gazda

Forward Colton Beck, 31, and defenseman Daniel Gazda, 24, join Ilves for the remainder of the season. Colton Beck joins Ilves from the ICEHL (International...


Feb 14, 2022 / Interview

Ivan Nikolishin wants to help the team win the championship

Russian forward Ivan Nikolishin, 25, arrived in Finland on Saturday and had his first on-ice practice with the team today. The skilled forward played in...


Feb 10, 2022 / Interview

Leo Lööf sees Ilves playing for the cup this season

The 19-year-old Swedish defenseman Leo Lööf is working towards his NHL dream in Ilves. The tough two-way defender believes that Ilves will be fighting for...


Jan 07, 2022 / Interview

Nick Baptiste feels at home playing in the bigger rink

Nick Baptiste, 26, now a productive Ilves forward, grew up into an NHL player in Ottawa. Baptiste has recorded 10 goals and 10 assists this...


Nov 25, 2021 / Interview

Jyrki Seppä turns 60 years old – an interview with the Chairman of Ilves-Hockey Oy

Jyrki Seppä turns 60 years old on Sunday, November 14th. From Kaukajärvi, Tampere, to Ilves as a boy, Seppä then reached even the NHL in...


Nov 05, 2021 / Interview

Les is more – the story of the efficient defenseman Les Lancaster

In this interview, American defenseman Les Lancaster recounts how he grew up from a young Detroit Red Wings fan to the number one defenseman and the golden helmet wearing...


Oct 31, 2021 / Interview

Dominik Mašín – from near the Chinese border to Tampere

Dominik Mašín, who recently changed teams from Amur Khabarovsk to Ilves Tampere, moved to live on his own as a 14-year-old because of hockey, has...


Oct 26, 2021 / Interview

Matias Mäntykivi shares how he’s looking to take the next step in his career

After spending most of his young career in SaiPa, Matias Mäntykivi, 20, joined Ilves’ ranks for this season. The center, who has enjoyed his time...


Oct 07, 2021 / Interview

Interview – Joni Ikonen on his prolific preseason, career, and saying goodbye to Hakametsä arena

Despite his young age of 22, Joni Ikonen has experienced a lot on and off the ice. A summer with well spent practice time is...