Briefly in English
TPS Turku, or TPS as it is more commonly known, was founded in 1922 and is today one of the biggest sports clubs in Finland . For decades the three magical letters and the black and white club colours have symbolized football and ice hockey played at the national top level. TPS floor ball team also plays at the highest possible level in Finland.
HC TPS has won the Finnish Championship on ice hockey 11 times since 1956 and being the most successful hockey team after the founding of SM-League 1975 (with 9 gold, 7 silver and 3 bronze medals). TPS has also won European Cup on 1994 and EHL on 1997. TPS has always been well known for it's excellent Junior work. Names like Saku Koivu, Mikko Koivu, Miikka Kiprusoff, Petteri Nummelin, Marko Kiprusoff, Antero Niittymäki, Tomi Kallio, Aki Berg, Lauri Korpikoski, Hannu Virta, Mikko Eloranta, are a great proof of that.
Turku , the home city of TPS is the oldest city in Finland and Finland 's gateway to Europe, is a fascinating combination of past and present. Turku has something to offer those visitors interested in history as well as those who enjoy modern city-life. The River Aura flows through the city and a unique and truly spectacular archipelago stretches towards the west giving Turku an enchanting maritime atmosphere.
Turku is also a city of sports and it has witnessed glory and heroism in the past as well as today. In the 1920's Paavo Nurmi made Turku known throughout the world. He won the incredible amount of 9 Olympic medals during his career as a long-distance runner and is well known all over the world as one of the best athletes ever.
TPS Junior Ice Hockey
Totally TPS has almost 800 junior players, 100 coaches and instructors and 150 team leaders and equipment managers.
TPS Juniorijääkiekko ry