Nybro Vikings

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Nybro Vikings IF
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Founded 1998 (1939)
Home ice Victoriahallen
Based in Nybro, Sweden
Colours Red, black, white
League Division 1

Nybro Vikings IF is an ice-hockey club from Nybro in Sweden. The team was playing in the second highest league in Sweden, HockeyAllsvenskan, for seven years from 2002 to 2009. The team was relegated to the third division, Division 1, during the 2008-2009 season after finishing only 15th in the regular season and only third in the following qualification series with six teams, two from Hockeyallsvenskan and four from Division 1.

The team currently plays in Victoriahallen, which takes about 3000 spectators, though it has very rarely filled the whole arena. Victoriahallen is the fourth oldest ice hockey arena in Sweden, finished 1963. 1984 the arena was rebuilt, but there are plans to build a new arena in Nybro.

History[edit]

The ice hockey club in Nybro was founded 1939 as "IK Ymer", which 1955 joined the same organisation as football club Nybro IF, and therefore also carried that name until 1998 when it became independent as Nybro Vikings. Among many seasons in the Swedish second division, the club has also played two seasons in the highest league during 1968–69 and 1969–70. Club chairman Evald Carlsson was during the 50s and 60s an important personality in Swedish ice hockey and among other things was the driving force behind Nybro getting the fourth indoor hockey arena in Sweden in 1963. In modern days the probably most famous player starting his career with Nybro is Stanley Cup-winner Fredrik Olausson. Another famous player from Nybro is Björn "Böna" Johansson who played 113 games for the Swedish national team between 1972 and 1976 and is therefore the player with the 87th most games for the Tre Kronor. During his national career he played 5 IIHF World Championship's and 1 Canada Cup. He played for Nybro IF from 1968 to 1971, after which he played 6 seasons for Södertälje SK in Elitserien and in 1977 returned to Nybro where he ended his career in 1983.

Other notable players who have represented the club include Swedish national player Finn Lundström.

Division 1F 2011[edit]

Nybro currently plays in one of the 6 Division 1-series in Sweden.

The teams in Division 1F 2011 is:

Nybro Vikings IF Karlskrona HK Mörrum GoIS IK Kallinge-Ronneby IF (new) Kungälvs IK Olofströms IK IK Pantern Helsingborgs HC (new) Halmstads HF Kristianstads IK

Supporters[edit]

The supporter club of Nybro Vikings is called Viking Support.

Roster[edit]

Updated November 25 2013[1][2]

# Name Position S/G Birthdate Birthplace
3 Pelle Karlsson D L 1992-02-12 Vetlanda, Sweden
11 David Algulin C L 1988-02-12 Nybro, Sweden
13 Rickard Fernholm D L 1987-01-16 Märsta, Sweden
15 Calle Ackered D L 1991-01-09 Älta, Sweden
17 Marcus Kvillner D R 1989-03-26 Nybro, Sweden
18 Chris Nybeck (A) C L 1988-01-05 Alvesta, Sweden
19 Martin Olsson C L 1991-03-11 Falköping, Sweden
21 Sebastian Benker LW L 1992-03-27 Boras, Sweden
25 Tobias Gyllenhammar D R 1987-02-11 Norrköping, Sweden
27 Robin Larsson C/LW L 1988-04-27 Växjö, Sweden
29 Jesper Eriksen D R 1991-07-26 Stockholm, Sweden
33 Emanuel Åström RW R 1991-10-04 Göteborg, Sweden
36 Jonny Ågren RW R 1980-01-08 Kalmar, Sweden
40 Robin Wengdahl C/RW R 1993-10-25 Kalmar, Sweden
41 Patrik Fransson RW R 1991-12-23 Nybro, Sweden
49 Victor Bohman D R 1995-02-03 Nybro, Sweden
50 Erik Lindström (A) D L 1991-07-20 Grums, Sweden
55 Johan Torudd RW R 1992-06-22 Kalmar, Sweden
58 Kristian Frisk LW/C L 1991-04-21 Eksjoe, Sweden
65 Rickard Palmberg C L 1989-03-31 Kalmar, Sweden
91 Viktor Alm G L 1990-02-08 Göteborg, Sweden
92 Sebastian Andersson (ice hockey) G L 1994-07-01 Sundsvall, Sweden
96 Marcus Mellström (C) C R 1989-05-02 Nybro, Sweden

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