Vålerenga Ishockey

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Vålerenga Ishockey
Vålerenga Ishockey
League GET-ligaen
Founded July 29, 1913
History Vålerenga Ishockey
1913 - present
Arena Jordal Amfi
City Oslo, Norway
Team Colors Dark blue and red
Head Coach Norway Espen Knutsen
Team Captain Norway Brede Frettem Csiszar

Vålerenga Ishockey is an Oslo-based ice hockey club, and a part of the Vålerenga IF multi-sports club. Their home arena is Jordal Amfi, located in eastern Oslo. Jordal Amfi was built for the 1952 Winter Olympics. The mother club was founded in 1913, but the did not take up ice hockey until the late 1950s. Since 1960 it has been the country's dominant ice hockey club.

Honours:

  • Norwegian Playoff Champions (27): 1960, 1962-3, 1965-71, 1973, 1982, 1985, 1987-8, 1991-3, 1998-9, 2001, 2003, 2005-7, 2009
  • League Champions (28): 1962-71, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1991-4, 1996, 1998-2000, 2002-3, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014

Vålerenga Ishockey has the most trophies in all Norwegian team sports.[citation needed] The team's present coach is retired Norwegian hockey player Espen Knutsen.

Peter Forsberg and Markus Naslund once played an exhibition game for the club, when Forsberg's father was coach.

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, NHL players Chris Mason and Scott Hartnell played for the club, with Hartnell winning playoff MVP during that season.

Other famous players include Canadian Stanley Cup Winner Serge Boisvert, Swedish International Johan Åkerman, and Sergei Pushkov who won the World Championship with the Soviet Union.

The club has also spawned professionals such as Patrick Thoresen and Mats Zuccarello Aasen, however they did not play at senior level for the club.

The club has developed plans to participate in the KHL for the 2014-15 season.

Season-by-season results[edit]

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by Vålerenga. For the full season-by-season history, see List of Vålerenga Ishockey 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 25 9 9 5 162 107 98 1st Lost in Finals, 2–4 (Stavanger)
2010–11 Eliteserien 45 25 10 5 5 140 94 90 3rd Lost in Quarter-finals, 1–4 (Lørenskog)
2011–12 Eliteserien 45 28 14 1 2 209 131 88 3rd Lost in Semi-finals, 2–4 (Lørenskog)
2012–13 Eliteserien 45 30 9 3 3 184 124 99 1st Lost in Finals, 2–4 (Stavanger)
2013–14 Eliteserien 45 32 8 2 3 195 95 103 1st Lost in Finals, 2–4 (Stavanger)

Current roster[edit]

As of October 18th, 2014.

Goaltenders
Number Player Catches Born Place of Birth
50 Norway Glenn Jensen L 27.08.1987 Oslo, Norway
70 Norway Steffen Søberg L 06.08.1993 Oslo, Norway
Defensemen
Number Player Shoots Born Place of Birth
5 Sweden David Bräck L 13.07.1987 Karlstad, Sweden
17 Norway Stefan Espeland L 24.03.1989 Oslo, Norway
40 Norway Anders Hilt Jørgensen R 03.10.1988 Karlskoga, Sweden
47 Norway Alexander Bonsaksen L 24.01.1988 Oslo, Norway
55 Norway Brede Frettem Csiszar R 26.03.1987 Oslo, Norway
65 Norway Erik Follestad Johansen L 22.06.1989 Asker, Norway
90 Norway Daniel Sørvik L 11.03.1990 Oslo, Norway
Forwards
Number Player Shoots Born Place of Birth
9 Norway Rasmus Juell L 25.02.1991 Oslo, Norway
10 Norway Magnus Hoff L 07.10.1993 Oslo, Norway
13 Sweden Niklas Bröms L 25.03.1986 Falun, Sweden
16 Norway Eirik Salsten L 17.06.1994 Oslo, Norway
19 Norway Jonas Oppøyen L 20.01.1991 Oslo, Norway
22 Norway Jesper Hoel L 06.03.1987 Oslo, Norway
25 Norway Colin Spaberg Olsen R 20.09.1996
28 Norway Jørgen Karterud L 06.05.1994 Oslo, Norway
35 Norway Thomas Olsen - 25.06.1995
42 Norway Jonas Knutsen L 02.04.1993 Oslo, Norway
44 Norway Morten Ask L 14.05.1980 Oslo, Norway
46 Sweden Tobias Lindström R 20.04.1988 Stockholm, Sweden
52 Sweden Filip Gunnarson L 19.05.1991 Karlstad, Sweden
64 Italy Brian Ihnacak R 10.04.1985 Toronto, Canada
91 Norway Andreas Stene L 01.03.1991 Oslo, Norway

Individual all-time records[edit]

  Still active players are highlighted

Other notable players[edit]

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

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