Aalborg Pirates

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Aalborg Pirates
City Aalborg, Denmark Denmark
League AL-Bank Ligaen
Founded 1967 (1967)
Home arena Gigantium Isarena, Capacity: 5,000
Colours Red, White, Black
General manager Denmark Frederik Åkesson
Head coach Finland Heikki Mälkiä (Manager)
Captain Denmark Bjarke Møller

AaB Ice hockey (Danish: AaB Ishockey) was the name of the professional ice hockey team that playing in the best Danish ice hockey league, AL-Bank Ligaen. An ice hockey team organized under the sports club of that name first appeared in 1967, played several years in the Danish league and won the Danish league championship in 1981. in 1997 AaB Ishockey merged with a smaller club, IK Aalborg. The merged team was known as Aalborg Ishockey Klub (AIK) in the period 1997-2003, but following financial instability at the club, the professional license was transferred to Aalborg Boldspilklub or AaB. The team was located in Aalborg in the northern part of Jutland and ceased operations at the end of the 2011/2012 season. The team has been replaced by a whole new team and organisation that is called Aalborg Pirates.

Roster[edit]

As of 19 June 2011

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
1 Denmark Nørbak, NikolajNikolaj Nørbak G L 24 2007/2008 Frederikshavn, Denmark
-- Finland Pitkämäki, JuriJuri Pitkämäki G L 34 2011 Tampere, Finland
3 Denmark Espersen, ReneRene Espersen D L 26
77 Denmark Madsen, DanielDaniel Madsen D L 28 Herning, Denmark
29 Denmark Mads, MøllerMøller Mads D R 32
32 Slovakia Nadasdi, TomasTomas Nadasdi D L 34 Spišská Nová Ves, Slovakia
13 Denmark Boll, ThomasThomas Boll F L 27
19 Denmark Degn, KasperKasper Degn LW L 32 Herning, Denmark
54 Canada Dickenson, LouLou Dickenson LW L 32 Orleans, Ontario, Canada
-- Denmark Frederiksen, ChristopherChristopher Frederiksen C/LW L 19 Frederikshavn, Denmark
17 Denmark Kisum, TobiasTobias Kisum RW R 28
-- Denmark Linnet, JoachimJoachim Linnet RW L 21
14 Denmark Møller, BjarkeBjarke Møller (C) C L 29
10 Denmark Tranholm, Bo NordbyBo Nordby Tranholm F L 35
41 Denmark Olsen, RasmusRasmus Olsen F L 34

Management[edit]

Historic results[edit]

The 2003-04 season[edit]

AaB won silvermedals losing to Esbjerg

The 2004-05 season[edit]

AaB won silvermedals losing to Herning Blue Fox

The 2005-06 season[edit]

AaB won the silvermedals in the 2005-06 season, losing to SønderjyskE in the final by 4 games to 2.

The 2007-08 season[edit]

AaB was eliminated in the quarterfinal losing to Odense Bulldogs

The 2008-09 season[edit]

AaB finished the regular season in 9th (only behind Frederikshavn by a goal difference of 1). But due to the bankruptcy of TOTEMPO HvIK were promoted up to 8th and qualified for the finals, they were eliminated in the quarterfinal by top seed and eventual silver medalists Herning Blue Fox

The 2009-10 season[edit]

AaB won the silver medals, losing the best of 7 final in 4 games to SønderjyskE

Coordinates: 57°1′5″N 9°57′45″E / 57.01806°N 9.96250°E / 57.01806; 9.96250