Para Ice Hockey
Type of Impairment
Origin of Impairment
Further personal information
Children Henri, Vili, Jaako and Ilkka
English, Finnish, German, Swedish
Automotive Engineering - Kokkola Technical College: Finland
Sport specific information
When and where did you begin this sport?
He began the sport in 2009 at the Kisakallio Sports Institute in Lohja, Finland.
Why this sport?
"It increases core muscle power and develops balance control. It is ideal for people who want to use a prosthesis."
Club / Team
Kiekko-Nikkarit: Riihimäki, FIN
Name of coach
Jari Harkala [national], FIN
Preferred position / style / stance / technique
World Championships Qualification Tournament
In November 2007, his legs were crushed by a timber transfer truck in an accident at work. As a result, both legs were amputated above the knee. He returned to his job as an electrical and automation manager less than two months after the accident. "It was a gloomy moment when I realised I didn't have my legs. I was so dazed on all the drugs at the time that I don't really remember much other than the deep grief." (iltalehti.fi, 11 Nov 2021; yle.fi, 11 Nov 2018; Athlete, 13 Jun 2016)