Mora IK

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Mora IK
MoraIK.png
City Mora, Sweden
League HockeyAllsvenskan
Founded 1935 (1935)
Home arena FM Mattsson Arena
Colors Red, white, green
            
General manager Peter Hermodsson
Head coach Jeremy Colliton
Captain Johan Alcén
Website http://moraik.se/
Franchise history
4 Seasons in the SHL
25 Seasons in Sweden's highest division
0 Le Mat Trophies
1 Swedish Championship Finals appearances

Mora Ishockeyklubb is a Swedish professional ice hockey club from Mora in northern Dalarna. They are currently playing in the second highest league in Sweden, HockeyAllsvenskan. Mora has previously played 25 seasons in the top tier of the Swedish ice hockey system, including four seasons in Elitserien (which today is called the SHL). The team has reached the finals of the Swedish Championships only once, in 1950, a match which they lost 7–2 to Djurgårdens IF. Mora has been playing in the top two tiers of Swedish hockey since the 1944–45 season.

History[edit]

Mora IK was founded in 1935. In 1945, the club reached the top tier of ice hockey in Sweden for the first time, and participated in their first (and to date only) Swedish Championship final in 1950. Mora yo-yoed in and out of the top league, Division 1, until 1966, when they managed to maintain a spot in Division 1 for nine consecutive seasons, which remains Mora's longest run in Sweden's top hockey league. In 1975, Elitserien (today called the SHL) was created as a new top-tier hockey league, and Mora failed to qualify for this new league. They would continue play in Division 1 in its new function as Sweden's second-tier league, for 29 years, until 2004 when they managed promotion to Elitserien for the first time.

The club took advantage of the 2004–05 NHL lockout to sign several NHL players, including Shawn Horcoff, Daniel Cleary and brothers Marian Hossa and Marcel Hossa. They finished 9th that season, a respectable position for a newly promoted team. Mora finished 8th in both the 2005–06 and 2006–06 seasons, and accordingly participated in the Swedish Championship playoffs for the first time since 1970, but were eliminated in the quarterfinals each time. The 2007–08 Elitserien season resulted with Mora in 11th place, forcing them to play in the 2008 Elitserien qualifier (Kvalserien) to retain their spot in Elitserien. They finished 4th in that tournament, resulting in relegation back to HockeyAllsvenskan.

After their demotion back to HockeyAllsvenskan, the team has only once participated in an Elitserien qualifier, in 2011, and finished last. During the 2012 NHL Lockout, Bobby Ryan of Anaheim Ducks and Anze Kopitar of the Stanley Cup-winning Los Angeles Kings joined the team to play with his brother, Gašper, for the duration of the lockout. The 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons each finished with Mora in 8th place, and as a result the team has not participated in any post-season play whatsoever for those two years.

Seasons-by-season[edit]

For the full season-by-season history, see List of Mora IK seasons

Year Level League Record Avg.
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atnd.
Notes Ref.
Position W–OT–L
2009–10 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 7th 24–3–6–19 2,367
Playoff to Elitserien qualifier 0–0–1–1 2,128 Eliminated in 1st round (0–2 in games vs Almtuna IS)
2010–11 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 7th 23–3–9–17 2,259
Playoff to Elitserien qualifier 1st 6–0–0–0 3,240
2011 Elitserien qualifier 6th 2–0–0–8 2,412
2011–12 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 8th 22–5–4–21 2,482
2012–13 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 8th 20–7–2–23 3,099
2013–14 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 6th 19–9–5–19 2,658 [1]
Playoff to Elitserien qualifier 4th 1–0–1–4 1,740 [2]

Current roster[edit]

Updated July 20, 2013.[3]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
35 Lithuania Armalis, MantasMantas Armalis G L 22 2009 Plungė, Lithuania
30 Sweden Harrysson, TimTim Harrysson G L 22 2014 (Loan) Örebro, Sweden
32 Sweden Bengtsson, LukasLukas Bengtsson D R 20 2011 Stockholm, Sweden
28 Sweden Cedergren, PatrickPatrick Cedergren D L 26 2012 Borlänge, Sweden
16 Sweden Djuse, EmilEmil Djuse D L 20 2014 (Loan) Östersund, Sweden
6 Sweden Grönlund, AndersAnders Grönlund D L 25 2014 (Loan) Piteå, Sweden
40 Canada Harty, JonathanJonathan Harty D L 26 2013 Lahr, Germany
3 Sweden Karlsson, AntonAnton Karlsson D L 21 2014 (Loan) Vetlanda, Sweden
2 United States Mitchell, KevinKevin Mitchell D L 34 2013 Bronx, New York, United States
7 Sweden Ribbenstrand, AlexanderAlexander Ribbenstrand D L 27 2013 Stockholm, Sweden
14 Sweden Alcén, JohanJohan Alcén (C) W L 26 2011 Sandviken, Sweden
83 Sweden Beck, MattiasMattias Beck W L 31 2010 Täby, Sweden
13 Sweden Bejmo, EmilEmil Bejmo C/LW L 24 2014 (Loan) Karlstad, Sweden
11 Sweden Fish, ChristopherChristopher Fish RW R 21 2013 (Loan) Örebro, Sweden
19 United States Frischmon, TrevorTrevor Frischmon C L 33 2013 Ham Lake, USA
22 Sweden Hermansson, DanielDaniel Hermansson W R 32 2014 (Loan) Borlänge, Sweden
20 Sweden Hilmerson, AlexanderAlexander Hilmerson C/RW L 23 2008 Mora, Sweden,
29 Sweden Johansson, JonathanJonathan Johansson C L 23 2011 Göteborg, Sweden
8 Sweden Johansson, RobinRobin Johansson C/LW L 24 2013 Mora, Sweden
31 Sweden Karlsson, SonnySonny Karlsson LW L 21 2009 Älvdalen, Sweden
4 Sweden Larsson, TomasTomas Larsson (A) W L 26 2013 Skellefteå, Sweden
27 Sweden Lundberg, EmilEmil Lundberg (A) C/RW L 32 2013 Luleå, Sweden
23 Sweden Nordén, ClaesClaes Nordén RW L 21 2013 Linköping, Sweden
36 United States Pollastrone, JerryJerry Pollastrone LW L 28 2014 Revere, Massachusetts, USA
18 Sweden Rydahl, GustavGustav Rydahl W L 20 2014 (Loan) Karlstad, Sweden
26 Sweden Schumacher, ChristoferChristofer Schumacher RW L 22 2012 Stenungsund, Sweden
22 United States Somma, SergioSergio Somma LW L 27 2013 Pittsburgh, USA
92 Sweden Westerling, JonasJonas Westerling C L 32 2012 Mora, Sweden
9 Sweden Zettergren, MikaelMikael Zettergren W L 32 2012 Hägersten, Sweden


Retired numbers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "HockeyAllsvenskan: 2013–14: HockeyAllsvenskan". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 
  2. ^ "HockeyAllsvenskan: 2013–14: PlayOff-Serien". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 
  3. ^ "Mora IK roster" (in Swedish). Mora IK. Retrieved 2013-07-18. 
  4. ^ "Hasse hade allt" (in Swedish). Mora IK. 2007-11-25. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  5. ^ "Mora IK Klubbfakta" (in Swedish). Elitserien. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  6. ^ "Hans Hansson - player profile and career stats". EuroHockey.net. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 

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