2016–17 GET-ligaen season

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2016–17 GET-ligaen season
LeagueNorway GET-ligaen
SportIce hockey
DurationSeptember 2016 – mid April 2017
Number of games45
Number of teams10
TV partner(s)TV 2 Sport
Regular season
League championsStavanger Oilers
Playoffs
Norwegian championsStavanger Oilers
  Norwegian runners-upFrisk Asker
GET-ligaen seasons

The 2016–17 GET-ligaen was the 78th season of Norway's premier ice hockey league, GET-ligaen.

The regular season began play in September 2016. There were no team changes from the 2015–16 season.

Participating teams[edit]

Team City Arena Capacity
Frisk Asker Asker Askerhallen 2,400
Kongsvinger Knights Kongsvinger Kongsvinger Ishall 2,000
Lillehammer IK Lillehammer Kristins Hall 3,194
Lørenskog IK Lørenskog Lørenskog Ishall 2,400
Manglerud Star Oslo Manglerudhallen 2,000
Sparta Warriors Sarpsborg Sparta Amfi 3,450
Stavanger Oilers Stavanger DNB Arena 4,377
Stjernen Fredrikstad Stjernehallen 2,473
Storhamar Hamar CC Amfi 7,000
Vålerenga Oslo Jordal Amfi
Furuset Forum
4,450
1,200

Arenas[edit]

Vålerenga Ishockey played their last home game at Jordal Amfi on January 7.[1] A new arena will be constructed at the site, planned for completion in September 2018. Vålerenga will finish the season with Furuset Forum as a temporary arena.[2]

Regular season[edit]

Winter Classic[edit]

An outdoor match featuring Stjernen and Sparta Warriors was played January 21, 2017. The match was played on Fredrikstad stadion and was the first major outdoor match in Norway in the 21st century.[3] The match ended with a 3-0 victory for Sparta in front of a record audience of 12.500.[4]

Standings[edit]

Updated as of February 28, 2017.

2016–17 GET-ligaen season GP W L OTW OTL GF GA +/– Pts
Stavanger Oilersy 45 28 10 6 1 174 102 72 97
Lørenskogx 45 26 11 4 4 158 100 58 90
Storhamarx 45 21 14 3 7 131 104 27 76
Frisk Askerx 45 21 15 3 6 137 118 19 75
Vålerengax 45 20 16 4 5 135 111 24 73
Lillehammerx 45 17 16 9 3 138 131 7 72
Stjernenx 45 20 17 3 5 142 136 6 71
Sparta Warriorsx 45 18 20 1 6 128 111 17 62
Manglerud Starr 45 12 24 8 1 100 148 -48 53
Kongsvinger Knightsr 45 1 41 0 3 61 243 -182 6

x – clinched playoff spot; y – clinched regular season league title; r – play in relegation series

Source: scoreboard.com

Statistics[edit]

Scoring leaders[edit]

List shows the ten best skaters based on the number of points during the regular season. If two or more skaters are tied (i.e. same number of points, goals and played games), all of the tied skaters are shown. Updated as of February 28, 2017.

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Van Guilder, MarkUnited States Mark Van Guilder Stavanger 45 24 41 65 +32 32
Kissel, DanUnited States Dan Kissel Stavanger 45 29 30 59 +27 16
Lindström, TobiasSweden Tobias Lindström Vålerenga 45 29 29 58 +19 38
Backman, VictorSweden Victor Backman Stjernen 40 26 28 54 +10 36
Espeland, StefanNorway Stefan Espeland Lørenskog 45 10 42 52 +26 32
Saponari, VinnyUnited States Vinny Saponari Frisk Asker 43 15 36 51 +2 14
Laumann Ylven, MartinNorway Martin Laumann Ylven Vålerenga 45 28 22 50 +18 30
Krog, JasonCanada Jason Krog Lørenskog 45 21 26 47 +24 14
Vigier, StephanCanada Stephan Vigier Lillehammer 45 17 29 46 +11 56
Ahlholm, RasmusSweden Rasmus Ahlholm Vålerenga 45 15 30 45 +11 8
Soares, JoshCanada Josh Soares Stavanger Oilers 43 14 31 45 +15 64

Source: hockey.no

Leading goaltenders[edit]

The top five goaltenders based on goals against average. Updated as of March 25, 2016.

Player Team GP TOI W L GA SO Sv% GAA

Source: pointstreak.com

Attendance[edit]

Team Arena Capacity Total Games Average % of Capacity
Frisk Asker Askerhallen 2,400
Stavanger Oilers DNB Arena 4,377
Storhamar CC Amfi 7,000
Vålerenga Jordal Amfi 4,450
Kongsvinger Knights Kongsvinger Ishall 2,000
Lillehammer Kristins Hall 3,194
Lørenskog Lørenskog Ishall 2,450
Manglerud Star Manglerudhallen 2,000
Sparta Warriors Sparta Amfi 3,450
Stjernen Stjernehallen 2,473

Source:pointstreak.com

Coaching changes[edit]

Coaching changes
Offseason
Team 2015–16 coach 2016–17 coach Story / Accomplishments
Vålerenga Ishockey Espen Knutsen Roy Johansen In June 2015, Knutsen announced that he would step down as head coach after the 2015-16 season.[5] On 21 January 2016, Vålerenga announced national team coach Roy Johansen as Knutsen's replacement.[6]
Stavanger Oilers Petter Thoresen Pål Gulbrandsen Petter Thoresen was announced as the new head coach for the Norwegian national hockey team in December 2015.[7] In February 2016, assistant coach Pål Gulbrandsen was announced as the new head coach of the Oilers, starting from the summer of 2016.[8]
Kongsvinger Knights Per Lundell Janne Saaavalainen On March 30, 2016 the club announced that Per Lundell did not want to extend his contract for 16/17. This is due to private, family reasons.[9] On May 14, 2016, Janne Saaavalainen was presented as new head coach for the club.[10]
Storhamar Hockey Alexander Smirnov Sjur Robert Nilsen On April 29, Smirnov announced that he had signed with KHL club Ak Bars Kazan as part of their coaching team for the 2016-17 season.[11] Sjur Robert Nilsen was announced as the new head coach on May 20.[12]
In-season
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach Story / Accomplishments
Kongsvinger Knights Janne Saavalainen Anders Angelbrant Janne Saavalainen left Kongsvinger on 7 January.[13] He was replaced by Anders Angelbrant.[14]

Playoffs[edit]

After the regular season, the top eight teams qualified for the playoffs. In the first and second rounds, the highest remaining seed chose which of the two lowest remaining seeds to be matched against. In each round the higher-seeded team was awarded home ice advantage. Each best-of-seven series followed a 1–1–1–1–1–1–1 format: the higher-seeded team played at home for games 1 and 3 (plus 5 and 7 if necessary), and the lower-seeded team at home for games 2, 4 and 6 (if necessary).

Bracket[edit]

Updated as of April 11, 2017.

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                           
  1 Stavanger Oilers 4  
7 Stjernen 0  
  1 Stavanger Oilers 4  
  8 Sparta Warriors 0  
2 Lørenskog 3
  6 Lillehammer 4  
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round)   1 Stavanger Oilers 4
  4 Frisk Asker Tigers 2
  3 Storhamar 3  
8 Sparta Warriors 4  
  4 Frisk Asker Tigers 4
  6 Lillehammer 1  
4 Frisk Asker Tigers 4
  5 Vålerenga 2  

Source: hockey.no

Norwegian Champions
2017
Stavanger Oilers
7th title

Qualification[edit]

After the regular season had ended, the two lowest ranked teams in the league and the two highest ranked teams in the 1. divisjon competed for the right to play in the 2017–18 GET-ligaen. The tournament was organized according to a double round robin format, where each club played the others twice, home and away, for a total of six games. The points system and ranking method used, was the same as in the GET-ligaen.

Standings[edit]

Updated as of March 23, 2017.

2017–18 GET-ligaen playoffs GP W L OTW OTL GF GA +/– Pts
Manglerud Starq 6 4 1 1 0 26 15 +11 14
Kongsvinger Knightsq 6 3 3 0 0 25 27 -2 9
Nidarosr 6 2 3 0 1 19 20 -1 7
Cometr 6 1 3 1 1 19 27 -8 6

q – qualified for next years GET-league; r – will play in next years 1. division

Source: hockey.no

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Byrådet trosser Byantikvaren - river Jordal Amfi". January 16, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  2. ^ "NÅ ER MIDLERTID ARENA BESTEMT". January 7, 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "Skal arrangere Winter Classic på Fredrikstad stadion". March 10, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  4. ^ "Winter Classic: Sparta stjal showet i Fredrikstad". January 21, 2017. Retrieved March 11, 2017.
  5. ^ ""Shampo" ferdig som VIF-trener: - Alt har sin tid". June 10, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  6. ^ "Roy Johansen tar over Vålerenga: - Vi skal være ekstreme". January 21, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  7. ^ "Petter Thoresen slutter i Oilers - blir ny landslagssjef". December 4, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  8. ^ "Stolt Gulbrandsen ny Oilers-trener: - Jeg gleder meg". February 6, 2016. Retrieved March 25, 2016.
  9. ^ "Pressemelding fra Knights". March 30, 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-06-23. Retrieved April 9, 2016.
  10. ^ "Ny Knights-trener er klar". May 14, 2016. Retrieved May 14, 2016.
  11. ^ "Aleksander Smirnov takket ja til toppklubben AK Bars i KHL". April 29, 2016. Retrieved April 29, 2016.
  12. ^ "Sjur Robert Nilsen og Torbjørn Orskaug er klare for Storhamar". May 20, 2016. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  13. ^ "Ferdig i Knights". Glomdalen.no. Glomdalen. January 6, 2017. Retrieved March 17, 2017.
  14. ^ "Trenerkabalen på plass ut sesongen". Knights.no. Kongsvinger Knights. January 31, 2017. Retrieved March 17, 2017.

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