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Aarne Honkavaara

Full name: Aarne Väinö Edward Honkavaara
Nickname(s): Dynamo
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 79-83 kg
Born: June 7, 1924 in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Died: March 22, 2016 in Tampere, Pirkanmaa, Finland
Affiliations: Tampereen Ilves, Tampere (FIN)
Country: FIN Finland
Sport: Ice Hockey

Biography

Aarne Honkavaara was considered the best Finnish hockey player of the 1940s and early 1950s. He played his entire Finnish career with Ilves Tampere, starting in 1943, playing through the 1951-52 season. He was then out a year with a broken leg sustained in a game against Poland, and then coached for three years, before returning to Ilves to play from 1956-58. He also briefly played a couple exhibition games in Canada with Sarnia Sailors.

Honkavaara earned 47 caps for Finland, playing at the 1952 Winter Olympics and the 1949 and 1951 World Championships. The Arne Honkavaara Trophy is awarded to the leading regular season goalscorer in the Finnish SM-Liiga. Honkavaara is a member of the International Ice Hockey Hall of Fame and the Finnish Hockey Hall of Fame.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1952 Winter 27 Oslo Ice Hockey Men's Ice Hockey Finland FIN 7

Men's Ice Hockey

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank Date Result G AST PIM
1952 Winter 27 Oslo Ice Hockey Finland FIN Final Standings 7 1952-02-15 3 0 0
1952 Winter 27 Oslo Ice Hockey Finland FIN Round-Robin Match #2 2 1952-02-15 SWE 9, FIN 2 0
1952 Winter 27 Oslo Ice Hockey Finland FIN Round-Robin Match #5 2 1952-02-16 SUI 12, FIN 0 0
1952 Winter 27 Oslo Ice Hockey Finland FIN Round-Robin Match #11 2 1952-02-17 CAN 13, FIN 3 1 0 0
1952 Winter 27 Oslo Ice Hockey Finland FIN Round-Robin Match #13 2 1952-02-18 USA 8, FIN 2 0 0 0
1952 Winter 27 Oslo Ice Hockey Finland FIN Round-Robin Match #20 1 1952-02-20 FIN 5, NOR 2 1
1952 Winter 27 Oslo Ice Hockey Finland FIN Round-Robin Match #23 2 1952-02-21 TCH 11, FIN 2 0
1952 Winter 27 Oslo Ice Hockey Finland FIN Round-Robin Match #25 1 1952-02-22 FIN 5, GER 1 1
1952 Winter 27 Oslo Ice Hockey Finland FIN Round-Robin Match #31 2 1952-02-23 POL 4, FIN 2 0
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