Frisk Asker Ishockey

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Frisk Asker
Frisk Asker Ishockey logo.png
Full name Frisk Asker Ishockey
Founded 1922
Based in Asker, Norway
Arena Askerhallen
(capacity: 2,400)
League GET-ligaen
Team colors

Orange, black, white

              
Head coach Tomas Sandlin

Frisk Asker Ishockey is the ice hockey division of the Norwegian sports club IF Frisk Asker. The team is based in the municipality of Asker and plays its home games in the Askerhallen. The team colours are orange, black and white. Frisk is currently a member of the highest Norwegian ice hockey league, GET-ligaen.

Frisk was founded in 1922 and began playing ice hockey in 1935. Having merged with IK Tigrene in 1969, Frisk became one of the strongest teams in Norwegian ice hockey, winning two Norwegian Championships and four League Championships during the 1970s. In the 2000s, the club won another two titles while competing as the Frisk Tigers.

History[edit]

Frisk Tigers logo 1990s–2010

Frisk is one of the oldest ice hockey clubs in Norway dating back to 1935. For most of the early years the club did alright, playing mostly in the lower regional leagues. In 1968 the club was set for a great new era. Farmer Bjørn Mortensen wished to give something back to the community by building an indoor ice rink in Asker. It was the first of its kind in the Oslo area, and gave the club a tremendous lift.

Askerhallen was opened on 31 August 1969, and led to a series of events that would bring Frisk to the pinnacle of Norwegian Ice Hockey in only a few years. In Asker the facilities was first class, but playing material scarce. In Oslo, a club called Tigrene, had the exact opposite problems, so the two clubs decided to merge. Frisk immediately rose to become one of the top teams in the league.

In May 1972 disaster struck, as the Askerhallen was badly damaged in a fire. Mortensen however wished to continue his commitment, and have the arena rebuilt. The new Askerhallen was opened in 1973.

The seventies proved to be the most successful years for Frisk. Winning the Norwegian championships in 1975 and 1979.

Through the eighties Frisk stayed in the top flight, and excelled at producing talented hockey-players. Led by inspirational coach Barry Smith they made a new appearance in the play off finals in 1986. On the most however they failed to make any real impact and economical problems led the club into recession and finally relegation in the mid nineties. A merger with local club Holmen, under the name of Asker Hockey proved unsuccessful and in 1995 Frisk was back in the top league on their own feet.

With local backing and gaining popularity the club went into the new millennium as one of the best teams in the league. In 2002 Frisk could finally celebrate their third Norwegian championship, after beating the Storhamar Dragons in a very exciting final.

After having accomplished the mission, Frisk did not manage to rebuild the same drive, and for the next few seasons results slowly deteriorated. Still having one of the best youth academies in Norwegian hockey Frisk work hard to rejoin the uppermost echelons with limited resources.

Season-by-season results[edit]

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by the Tigers. For the full season-by-season history, see List of Frisk Tigers seasons.

Norwegian Champions Regular Season Champions Promoted Relegated
Season League Regular season[1] Postseason
GP W L OTW OTL GF GA Pts Finish
2009–10 Eliteserien 48 12 28 4 4 121 181 51 9th 1st in Qualifying for Eliteserien
2010–11 Eliteserien 45 11 27 4 3 117 174 44 7th Lost in Quarter-finals, 1–4 (Stavanger)
2011–12 Eliteserien 45 5 37 1 2 78 255 19 10th 2nd in Qualifying for Eliteserien
2012–13 Eliteserien 45 20 18 5 2 141 135 72 6th Lost in Quarter-finals, 1–4 (Stavanger)
2013–14 Eliteserien 45 13 24 5 3 122 158 52 7th Lost in Quarter-finals, 1–4 (Vålerenga)

Current roster[edit]

As of 2 March 2011.[2][3][4]

Goaltenders
# Player Catches Born Place of birth
1 Sweden Gusten Törnqvist L 27.06.1982 Luleå, Sweden
25 Norway Espen Johansen L 10.02.1993 Nes, Norway
Defensemen
# Player Shoots Born Place of Birth
12 Norway Erik Russwurm L 10.11.1984 Oslo, Norway
24 Norway Marius Gundersrud L 13.10.1990 Asker, Norway
33 Norway Erik Follestad Johansen L 22.06.1989 Asker, Norway
42 Norway Henrik Ødegaard (C) L 12.02.1988 Asker, Norway
Forwards
# Player Shoots Born Place of Birth
2 Sweden Johan Erkgärds L 12.11.1989 Sweden
4 Sweden Anders Lusth L 16.07.1983 Sandviken, Sweden
8 Norway Joakim Flaten (A) L 12.07.1986 Bærum, Norway
9 Norway Per Ferdinand Stensund L 04.03.1987 Asker, Norway
11 Canada René Corbet L 25.06.1973 Victoriaville, Canada
16 Sweden David Nyström R 21.02.1980 Stockholm, Sweden
18 Norway Fredrik Rålm R 15.09.1989 Asker, Norway
20 Norway Fredrik Lystad-Jacobsen L 15.02.1990 Asker, Norway
26 Norway Petter Kristiansen L 13.05.1985 Asker, Norway
29 Norway Robin Dahlstrøm L 29.01.1989 Oslo, Norway
32 Sweden Magnus Svensson R 18.01.1986 Sweden
32 Finland Markku Vuorisalo R 26.02.1978 Naantali, Finland
39 Norway Knut Bitustøyl R 21.11.1986 Asker, Norway
40 Norway Ken André Olimb L 21.01.1989 Oslo, Norway

Leaders[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Code explanation; GP—Games Played, W—Wins, L—Losses, OTW—Overtime/Shootout wins, OTL—Overtime/Shootout losses, GF—Goals For, GA—Goals Against, Pts—Points
  2. ^ (Norwegian) "Spillere 2010/2011". FriskTigers.no. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  3. ^ "Roster". Pointstreak.com. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 
  4. ^ "Team roster". EliteProspects.com. Retrieved 2011-03-02. 

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