Frisk Asker Ishockey

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Frisk Asker
Frisk Asker Ishockey logo.png
City Asker, Norway
League GET-ligaen
Founded 1935; 81 years ago (1935)
Home arena Askerhallen
Colors Orange, black and white
              
General manager Ole G. Haug
Head coach Sune Bergman
Captain Petter Kristiansen
Website http://www.friskasker.no/
Franchise history
1935-1992 Frisk
1992-1994 Asker Hockey
1994-2010 Frisk Tigers
2010-present Frisk Asker
Championships
Regular season titles 5
Playoff championships 1975, 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 Tigers. For the full season-by-season history, see List of Frisk Tigers seasons.

Norwegian champions Regular season champions Promoted Relegated
Season League Regular season[a] Postseason
GP W L OTW OTL GF GA Pts Finish
2011–12 Eliteserien 45 5 37 1 2 78 255 19 10th 2nd in qualifying for Eliteserien
2012–13 Eliteserien 45 20 18 5 2 141 135 72 6th Lost in quarter-finals, 1–4 (Stavanger)
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)

Current roster[edit]

Signed players as of May 20th, 2016

Goaltenders
Number Player Catches Born Place of Birth
1 Sweden Nicklas Dahlberg L 20.04.1985 Danderyd, Sweden
93 Sweden Kenneth Helgesson L 08.01.1993 Vänersborg, Sweden
Defensemen
Number Player Shoots Born Place of Birth
5 Sweden Oskar Nilsson L 12.04.1991 Luleå, Sweden
13 Norway Nicolay Andresen L 05.06.1993 Asker, Norway
27 Norway Dag Christian Frøystad L 19.09.1993 Nes, Norway
49 Norway Christian Kåsastul L 09.04.1997 Kragerø, Norway
Forwards
Number Player Shoots Born Place of Birth
12 Norway Mathias Saksvik Baar L 07.01.1994 Trondheim, Norway
17 Norway Mikkel Christiansen R 15.01.1992 Oslo, Norway
20 Norway Anders Bastiansen L 31.10.1980 Asker, Norway
23 Sweden Jonas Berglund R 04.12.1990 Älvsbyn, Sweden
29 Norway Torstein Nordrum L 30.07.1991 Bærum, Norway
40 Norway Fredrik Lystad Jacobsen L 15.02.1990 Asker, Norway
55 Norway Endre Medby R 11.01.1994 Gjøvik, Norway
59 Norway Viktor Granholm R 30.04.1997 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

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

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