IFK Helsinki (Idrottsföreningen Kamraterna, Helsingfors r.f.) was founded in 1897.
is the oldest active hockey team in Helsinki area. The Club played its first hockey game in 1929, but in those days the main sport for the club was bandy. After the year 1947 the popularity of ice hockey started to increase and in 1949 IFK started playing in the newly founded Finnish League. Since then IFK has played top tier hockey for almost six decades.
Canadian hockey legend Carl Brewer joined IFK in 1968 and from then on the Club started building a strong identity. Since those days IFK has had an image that arouses strong emotions - for and against - in all people who follow hockey. Throughout the years IFK has been known as a team that plays tough and skilled hockey.
has won seven Finnish Championships, the latest one coming in 2011. In addition the Club has been runner-up four times and had nine third place finishes.
#7 Simo Saarinen
#17 Matti Murto
#20 Matti Hagman
#22 Mika Kortelainen
#23 Pertti Lehtonen
#35 Sakari Lindfors