SønderjyskE Ishockey

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SønderjyskE Ishockey
City Vojens, Denmark
League Metal Ligaen
Founded 2004
Home arena Syd Energi Arena
(cap. 5,000)
General manager Denmark Søren Stockfish
Head coach Canada Dan Ceman
Captain Denmark Kim Lykkeskov


SønderjyskE (Ice hockey) is a professional ice hockey team playing in the top Danish ice hockey league Metal Ligaen. The team is part of SønderjyskE which is a sports umbrella with football, handball and ice hockey teams. The team plays it home games in Vojens, a small town in the southernmost part of Jutland. SønderjyskE is the only team in Denmark which plays its games on the smaller ice surface which is common in North America and the NHL, whereas all other rinks in the country are standard IIHF sized rinks. Most of the clubs foreign players are also originating from North America. SønderjyskE Ishockey Support is the fanclub and the biggest icehockeyfanclub in Denmark with more than 800 members.


Home ice of the SønderjyskE ice hockey team

Vojens Ishockey Klub (VIK) was founded January 5, 1963 by Jens Peder Hansen on Fuglesøen, at that time an icy lake in Vojens. In 25 years Jens Peder Hansen ran the club as chairman. In the early years he was goalie and later coach for the elite team.

In 1965 the club was promoted to the top league in Denmark - 1. Division. In 1973 the club started to play indoor in the new Vojens Skøjtehal. After winning 3 championships with key players as Egon Kahl, Steen Schou, and George Galbraith, the club began to struggle in the 1980s and was relegated in 1987. Promotion in 1989 was followed by relegation the next year, but since 1992 the club has played in the top league in Denmark. Since 2004 as part of the SønderjyskE organisation.

SønderjyskE as an organisation was formed in 2004. In the season 2003-04 the hockeyclub was named IK Sønderjylland, from 1997-2003 Vojens Lions and prior to this Vojens Ishockey Klub (founded 1963). VIK still is the owner of the league license and run the amateur teams in the club. In January 2011 the team moved to the new Syd Energi Arena (5,000 spectators) thas is build in connection to thir secondary arena Vojens Skøjtehal (2,300).[1]

The top goalscorer in the club is Egon Kahl. Jan Jensen is the record holder for most games played with over 700 games. Current goalie Alfie Michaud has picked up several clubrecords and in 2010 a Danish league record for time played without goals against. Alfie Michaud managed to play 360 minutes and 58 seconds without any goals against.


Danish Championship
Gold (8 titles): 1978-79, 1979–80, 1981–82, 2005–06, 2008–09, 2009–10, 2012–13, 2013-14
Silver: never
Bronze: (7 placings) 1968-69, 1970–71, 1977–78, 2006–07, 2007–08, 2010–11, 2011–12

Danish Cup
Winners (3 titles): 2009-10, 2010–11, 2012-13
Runner-up (1 placing): 1998-99

Continental Cup
Bronze (1 placing): 2010-11


# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
37 Finland Häkkinen, PassiPassi Häkkinen G L 37 2014 Lappeenranta, Finland
1 Denmark Lee-Olsen, JonJon Lee-Olsen G L 22 2014 Denmark
7 Denmark Eskesen, MichaelMichael Eskesen D L 28 2012 Odense, Denmark
10 Denmark Frank, SteffenSteffen Frank C L 25 2006 Vojens, Denmark
22 Denmark Galbraith, DanielDaniel Galbraith D L 23 2011 Vojens, Denmark
17 Canada Gotto, TylerTyler Gotto D L 29 2012 Calgary, Canada
27 Denmark Overmark Larsen, AndersAnders Overmark Larsen D L 24 2012 Herning, Denmark
25 Denmark Mortensen, Søren DauSøren Dau Mortensen F L 19 2011 Denmark
13 Denmark Lund, MadsMads Lund C/RW L 26 2004 Vojens, Denmark
23 Denmark Lykkeskov, KimKim Lykkeskov RW L 31 2001 Vojens, Denmark
4 Denmark Bødker, MadsMads Bødker D L 27 2014 København, Denmark
77 Sweden Ribbenstrand, AlexaderAlexader Ribbenstrand D L 28 2014 Stockholm, Sweden
12 Canada Asselin, PatrickPatrick Asselin LW L 27 2013 Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
92 United States Dineen, NickNick Dineen C R 26 2014 Omaha, Nebraska, USA
11 United States Quirk, CoryCory Quirk C L 28 2013 Brockton, Massachusetts, USA
53 Denmark Spelling, ThomasThomas Spelling RW R 22 2013 Herning, Denmark

Updated December 12, 2014.[2]


Nationality Name Role Place of birth
Canada Dan Ceman Head Coach Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Germany Christopher Straube Asst. Coach Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Updated December 12, 2014.[3]

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  1. ^ "SønderjyskE team info, eliteprospects". Retrieved 23 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "SønderjyskE - Team 2014-15". Retrieved December 12, 2014. 
  3. ^ "SønderjyskE - Team 2013-14". Retrieved July 4, 2013. 
  • Søvsø, Michael og Per Jessen: Vojens på isen - en krønike om et ishockeyhold (2008). ISBN 978-87-992827-0-8.