Frisk Asker Ishockey

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Frisk Asker
Frisk Asker Ishockey logo.png
CityAsker, Norway
LeagueGET-ligaen
Founded1935; 84 years ago (1935)
Home arenaAskerhallen
ColorsOrange, black and white
              
General managerOle G. Haug
Head coachJan André Aasland (Interim)
CaptainAnders Bastiansen
AffiliatesAsker og Bærum Ishockey
(2. div)
Websitehttp://www.friskasker.no/
Franchise history
1935-1992Frisk
1992-1994Asker Hockey
1994-2010Frisk Tigers
2010-presentFrisk Asker
Championships
Regular season titles5
Playoff championships1975, 1979, 2002

Frisk Asker Ishockey, commonly known as Frisk Asker, is a Norwegian ice hockey club based in Asker, Norway. The team is currently a member of the highest Norwegian ice hockey league, GET-ligaen. They are based in the municipality of Asker, around 20 km from Oslo, and play their home games in the Askerhallen. The team colours are orange, black and white.

Frisk Asker is the ice hockey division of the Norwegian sports club IF Frisk Asker, founded in 1922. The ice hockey division was started in 1935. Having merged with IK Tigrene in 1969, Frisk became one of the strongest teams in Norwegian ice hockey, winning two national championships and four regular season titles during the 1970s. In the 2000s, the club won another two titles, one regular season title and one national championship, while competing as the Frisk Tigers.

History[edit]

Frisk Tigers logo 1990s–2010

Frisk is one of the oldest ice hockey clubs in Norway, dating back to 1935. For most of the early years the club did alright, playing mostly in the lower regional leagues. In 1968 the club was set for a great new era. Farmer Bjørn Mortensen wished to give something back to the community by building an indoor ice rink in Asker. It was the first of its kind in the Oslo area, and gave the club a tremendous lift.

Askerhallen was opened on 31 August 1969, and led to a series of events that would bring Frisk to the pinnacle of Norwegian Ice Hockey in only a few years. In Asker the facilities was first class, but playing material scarce. In Oslo, a club called Tigrene, had the exact opposite problems, so the two clubs decided to merge. Frisk immediately rose to become one of the top teams in the league.

In May 1972 disaster struck, as the Askerhallen was badly damaged in a fire. Mortensen however wished to continue his commitment, and have the arena rebuilt. The new Askerhallen was opened in 1973.

The seventies proved to be the most successful years for Frisk. Winning the Norwegian championships in 1975 and 1979.

Through the eighties Frisk stayed in the top flight, and excelled at producing talented hockey-players. Led by inspirational coach Barry Smith they made a new appearance in the play off finals in 1986. On the most however they failed to make any real impact and economical problems led the club into recession and finally relegation in the mid nineties. A merger with local club Holmen, under the name of Asker Hockey proved unsuccessful and in 1995 Frisk was back in the top league on their own feet.

The turn of the millennium saw Frisk Asker stabilized as a strong team in the top flight. In 2002, Frisk could finally celebrate their third Norwegian championship, after beating the Storhamar Dragons in a dramatic final.

Frisk won their fifth, and currently their last, regular season title in 2008.

Season-by-season results[edit]

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by the Frisk Asker. For the full season-by-season history, see List of Frisk Asker seasons.

Norwegian Champions Regular season champions Promoted Relegated
Season League Regular season[a] Postseason
GP W L OTW OTL GF GA Pts Finish
2013–14 Eliteserien 45 13 24 5 3 122 158 52 7th Lost in quarter-finals, 1–4 (Vålerenga)
2014–15 Eliteserien 45 24 15 5 1 158 110 83 6th Lost in quarter-finals, 2–4 (Vålerenga)
2015–16 Eliteserien 45 24 12 5 4 139 105 86 3rd Lost in Quarter-finals, 2–4 (Vålerenga)
2016–17 Eliteserien 45 21 15 3 6 137 118 75 4th Lost in Finals, 2–4 (Stavanger)
2017–18 Eliteserien 45 24 13 4 4 159 120 84 4th Lost in Semi-finals, 1–4 (Storhamar)

Current roster[edit]

Updated 31 December 2018[1][2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
13 Norway Nicolay Andresen D L 25 2011 Asker, Norway
20 Norway Anders Bastiansen C L 38 2015 Asker, Norway
91 Sweden Victor Björkung D L 25 2018 Stockholm, Sweden
82 Canada Kyle Bonis LW L 30 2018 Lindsay, Canada
71 Norway Patrick Andre Bowim D R 30 2018 Oslo, Norway
17 Norway Mikkel Christiansen F R 27 2016 Oslo, Norway
62 Norway Cato Cocozza C/LW L 35 2017 Oslo, Norway
1 Sweden Nicklas Dahlberg G L 33 2012 Danderyd, Sweden
21 Norway Mats Frøshaug C/LW L 30 2018 Oslo, Norway
34 Norway Ole Morten Furseth G L 25 2017 Lørenskog, Norway
28 Norway Magnus Geheb C/LW L 20 2017 Asker, Norway
59 Norway Viktor Granholm F R 21 2014 Bærum, Norway
24 Sweden Hampus Gustafsson C/LW L 27 2018 Malmö, Sweden
40 Norway Fredrik Lystad Jacobsen F L 29 2016 Asker, Norway
47 Norway Sebastian Johansen C/RW L 21 2018 Oslo, Norway
26 Norway Petter Kristiansen C L 33 2003 Asker, Norway
43 Norway Max Krogdahl D R 20 2015 Asker, Norway
49 Norway Christian Kåsastul D L 21 2018 Skien, Norway
7 Italy Sean McMonagle D L 31 2018 Oakville, Canada
55 Norway Endre Medby W R 25 2016 Gjøvik, Norway
5 Norway Kristoffer Thomassen D R 18 2018 Asker, Norway
48 United States Garrett Thompson C/LW L 29 2018 Davison, United States
42 Norway Henrik Ødegaard D L 31 2016 Asker, Norway


Retired numbers[edit]

Retired numbers
No. Player Position Career Number retirement
4 Thor Martinsen D 1969–1981 January 30, 2011
9 Morten Johansen C 1972–1988 February 25, 2016
10 Morten Sethereng RW 1972–1986 September 13, 2012
56 Johnny Nilsen D 1991–2009 December 30, 2017

Records and statistics[edit]

Statistics for regular season and playoffs.

  •      – current active player

Leaders[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Notes[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

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "Spillere 2018/19" (in Norwegian). www.friskasker.no. Retrieved 2018-10-27.
  2. ^ "Eliteprospects.com - Frisk Asker". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2018-12-31.