2018–19 GET-ligaen season

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2018–19 GET-ligaen season
LeagueNorway GET-ligaen
SportIce hockey
Duration8 September 2018 – mid April 2019
Number of games48
Number of teams9
TV partner(s)TV 2 Sport
Regular season
League championsVålerenga
Top scorerRasmus Ahlholm
Playoffs
Norwegian championsFrisk Asker
GET-ligaen seasons

The 2018–19 GET-ligaen was the 80th season of Norway's premier ice hockey league, GET-ligaen.

The regular season began in 8 September 2018, and was concluded on March 5, 2019.[1]

The playoffs to determine the 2019 Norwegian Ice Hockey Champions began March 7, and ended April 15, 2019.[2]


Participating teams[edit]

Team City Arena Capacity
Frisk Asker Asker Askerhallen 2,400
Lillehammer IK Lillehammer Kristins Hall
Håkons Hall
3,194
11,500
Manglerud Star Oslo Manglerudhallen
Gjøvik Olympic Cavern Hall
2,000
5,830
Ringerike Panthers Hønefoss Schjongshallen 1,500
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 Furuset Forum 2,050

Team changes[edit]

Arenas[edit]

Since Nye Jordal Amfi will not be completed until the 2020–21 season,[6] Vålerenga used Furuset Forum as a temporary arena the whole season.[7]

Lillehammer repeated their Winter Classic match in Håkons Hall from the 2017-18 season against Storhamar. The match was played on November 17, 2018.[8]

Manglerud Star played a home match against Storhamar Hockey in the Gjøvik Olympic Cavern Hall. The match was played on October 29, 2018.[9]

Coaching changes[edit]

Coaching changes
Offseason
Team 2017–18 coach 2018–19 coach Story / Accomplishments
Stavanger Oilers Pål Gulbrandsen Todd Bjorkstrand After disappointing results, Stavanger Oilers on April 5, 2018, announced that the contract with head coach Pål Gulbrandsen would not be renewed.[10] On May 4, 2018, Todd Bjorkstrand was announced as new head coach for the club.[11]
Stjernen Jörgen Wahlberg
Darren Treloar
Bengt-Åke Gustafsson On April 12, 2018, Stjernen announced Bengt-Åke Gustafsson as new head coach for the 2018-19 season.[12]
Frisk Asker Sune Bergman Scott Hillman On April 17, 2018, Stjernen announced that they would not renew the contract with long time head coach Sune Berman.[13] On June 7, 2018, Scott Hillman was announced as new head coach for the club.[14]
In-season
Team Outgoing coach Incoming coach Story / Accomplishments
Frisk Asker Scott Hillman Jan André Aasland The club announced that Hillman was fired on December 17, 2018. Assistant coach Aasland was named the interim head coach.[15] He later got the job on permanent basis.[16]
Stjernen Bengt-Åke Gustafsson Rune Gulliksen On January 28 2019, the club annoounced that due to disappointing results, Gustafsson had left under mutual consent. Rune Gulliksen was named new head coach for the remaining season.[17]

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Updated as of March 5, 2019.

2018–19 GET-ligaen season GP W L OTW OTL GF GA +/– Pts
Vålerengay 48 32 7 3 6 196 102 94 108
Storhamarx 48 28 8 8 4 175 97 78 104
Stavanger Oilersx 48 28 8 5 7 172 109 63 101
Lillehammerx 48 25 14 6 3 185 141 44 90
Frisk Askerx 48 22 18 4 4 162 151 11 78
Sparta Warriorsx 48 18 18 5 7 137 141 -4 71
Manglerud Starx 48 9 32 4 3 102 171 -69 38
Stjernenx 48 9 31 3 5 115 214 -99 38
Ringerike Panthersr 48 2 37 5 4 96 214 -118 20

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

Source: hockey.no

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 September 7, 2018.

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

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM

Source: hockey.no

Leading goaltenders[edit]

The top five goaltenders based on goals against average. Updated as of September 7, 2018.

Player Team GP TOI W L GA SO Sv% GAA

Source: hockey.no

Attendance[edit]

Team Arena Capacity Total Games Average % of Capacity
Frisk Asker Askerhallen 2,400
Stavanger Oilers DNB Arena 4,377
Storhamar Hockey Hamar OL-Amfi 7,000
Vålerenga Furuset Forum 2,050
Lillehammer Kristins Hall 3,194
Manglerud Star Manglerudhallen 2,000
Ringerike Panthers Schjongshallen 1,500
Sparta Warriors Sparta Amfi 4,000
Stjernen Stjernehallen 2,473

Source:hockey.no

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 13, 2019.

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

Source: hockey.no

Norwegian Champions
2019
Frisk Asker
4th title

Qualification[edit]

After the regular season has ended, the lowest ranked team in the league and the two highest ranked teams in the 1. divisjon will compete for the right to play in the 2019–20 GET-ligaen. The tournament will be organized according to a double round robin format, where each club playes the others twice, home and away, for a total of six games. The points system and ranking method used, will be the same as in the GET-ligaen.

Standings[edit]

Updated as of March 21, 2019.

2018–19 GET-ligaen playoffs GP W L OTW OTL GF GA +/– Pts
Narvikq 3 2 1 0 0 12 10 2 6
Grünerq 3 1 1 1 0 9 8 1 5
Ringerike Panthersr 4 1 2 0 1 9 12 -3 4

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

Source: hockey.no

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "GET-ligaen Playoffs". hockey.no. Retrieved 2019-04-18.
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  10. ^ "Stavanger Oilers-trener ferdig i klubben". www.tv2.no (in Norwegian). TV 2. 5 April 2018. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Denne mannen overtar Oilers" (in Norwegian). TV 2. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  12. ^ "Svensk trenerlegende tar over Stjernen". www.tv2.no (in Norwegian). TV 2. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  13. ^ "En epoke er over". www.friskasker.no (in Norwegian). Frisk Asker Ishockey. 17 April 2018. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  14. ^ "Ny trener signert". www.friskasker.no (in Norwegian). Frisk Asker Ishockey. 7 June 2018. Retrieved 29 September 2018.
  15. ^ "Scott Hillman". www.friskasker.no (in Norwegian). Frisk Asker Ishockey. 17 December 2018. Retrieved 31 December 2018.
  16. ^ "Janna og Vidar fortsetter". www.friskasker.no (in Norwegian). Frisk Asker Ishockey. 30 January 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2019.
  17. ^ "Ferdig i Stjernen". www.tv2.no (in Norwegian). TV 2 (Norway). 28 January 2019. Retrieved 2 February 2019.

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