IK Sirius

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This article is about IK Sirius' bandy section. For other sections of the club, see List of IK Sirius sections.
IK Sirius
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Founded 1907
Division Elitserien
Based in Uppsala, Sweden
Stadium Studenternas IP
Head coach Olle Gabrielsson
National championships 5 (1921, 1922, 1961, 1966, 1968)
World Cup champions 1 (1992)
Studenternas IP

IK Sirius are a Swedish bandy club located in Uppsala, currently playing in Elitserien. IK Sirius were formed in 1907 and play their home games at Studenternas Idrottsplats.

History[edit]

IK Sirius' first success was becoming Swedish runners-up in 1918, they followed this up by becoming Swedish champions twice in 1921 and 1922, but they then didn't have any more success in the league until 1926 where they were runners-up and they were also runners-up in 1928. In the 1960s the club came back as one of the strongest in the league, finishing second behind Västerås SK in 1960. They won the title the following year beating Edsbyns IF, but the clubs swapped positions in 1962 with Edsbyns IF taking the crown. In 1966 IK Sirius BK won the league for a fourth time but lost the title to Örebro SK the following year. They regained the title for the 5th and currently last time in 1968 beating Örebro SK in the final match.

In 1992 they gained their only World Cup victory beating Sandvikens AIK 7-0 in the final. In 2008/2009 Sirius had their best season in two decades, finishing 3rd in Elitserien and lost to Edsbyns IF in the semi-final off the play-offs.

Current squad[edit]

As of 20 August 2012:

No. Position Player
2 Sweden DF Mattias Åhlén
4 Sweden MF Patrik Johansson
6 Sweden DF Max Eriksson
8 Sweden MF Ilja Grachev
9 Sweden MF Niklas Hellqvist
10 Sweden FW Viktor Broberg
11 Sweden DF Lars Fall
14 Sweden MF Joel Wigren
28 Sweden DF Johan Hydling
No. Position Player
29 Sweden FW Alexander Mayborn
20 Sweden MF Andreas Eskhult
34 Sweden GK Jakob Säleby

External links[edit]

IK Sirius BK Official Website
[1] ibdb bandysidan