The current coach of Karpat Oulu has served as assistant to current national coach Kari Jalonen for the past two seasons, who will be looking for a new challenge when his contract expires after the 2016 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship in Russia.
Marjamaki’s first big event as head coach will be the 2016 World Cup of Hockey in September. The contract also covers the IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships in 2017 and 2018 and the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang and includes an option for the 2018/2019 season.
Since moving from the Espoo Blues to Karpat Oulu in 2013, Marjamaki has led the club from Northern Finland to back-to-back championships in 2014 and 2015. He was also Finland’s head coach at the 2011 IIHF World Junior Championship and the assistant coach the year before.