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The 1996-97 SM-liiga season was the 22nd season of the SM-liiga, the top level of ice hockey in Finland. 12 teams participated in the league, and Jokerit Helsinki won the championship.

StandingsEdit

Club GP W T L GF GA Diff Pts
1 Jokerit 50 35 4 11 192 116 +76 74
2 TPS 50 32 7 11 191 105 +86 71
3 HPK 50 28 7 15 190 143 +47 63
4 Ilves 50 26 7 17 183 147 +36 59
5 JYP 50 25 6 19 163 136 +27 56
6 Kiekko-Espoo 50 21 9 20 154 163 -9 51
7 Ässät 50 19 10 21 171 181 -10 48
8 Tappara 50 18 8 24 139 171 -32 44
9 HIFK 50 17 8 25 159 171 -12 42
10 Lukko 50 16 5 29 136 170 -34 37
11 SaiPa 50 13 8 29 118 181 -63 34
12 KalPa 50 8 5 37 116 228 -112 21

PlayoffsEdit

QuarterfinalsEdit

SemifinalEdit

3rd placeEdit

FinalEdit

RelegationEdit

1st round Edit

KalPa – Haukat
15. March KalPa Haukat 6-4
16. March Haukat KalPa 1-2 OT
18. March KalPa Haukat 5-4 OT
KalPa won 3:0.
Karhut – Kärpät
15. March Karhut Kärpät 2-6
16. March Kärpät Karhut 5-1
18. March Karhut Kärpät 2-6
Kärpät won 3:0.

2nd round Edit

Pelicans – Kärpät
28. March KalPa Kärpät 5-1
26. March Kärpät KalPa 1-2 OT
25. March KalPa Kärpät 5-4 OT
KalPa won 3:0.

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