HC Vita Hästen
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|HC Vita Hästen|
|Colours||Red and white
|General manager||Fredrik Jensen|
|Head coach||Niklas Czarnecki|
HC Vita Hästen is a Swedish ice hockey club, based in Norrköping, which was founded following the bankruptcy of a previous club called IK Vita Hästen. The team plays in HockeyAllsvenskan, the second tier of the Swedish ice hockey system, as of the 2014–15 season.
The current team was founded as Norrköping Hockey immediately following the bankruptcy of the previous club. Norrköping Hockey soon merged with Skärblacka IF to form NSH-96, which soon thereafter took the name Hästen Hockey. Years later, in 2007, the club retook the name "Vita Hästen", but were required by the league to use "HC Vita Hästen" rather than "IK Vita Hästen" to avoid confusion with the first incarnation of "Vita Hästen". The name "Vita Hästen" literally translates to "[The] White Horse".
The previous club, IK Vita Hästen, was a merger in 1967 of the ice hockey sections of rivaling teams IFK Norrköping and IK Sleipner. The merged club was formally called "IF IFK/IKS" but mostly referred to simply as "Norrköping" in the league tables in newspapers and such. However, since IFK Norrköping played in white jerseys and Sleipner was the name of a horse (Norse god Oden's horse), the team soon got the nickname "vita hästen", i e "the white horse". By 1973, this name was so commonly used that it was chosen as the actual club name.
|2004–05||Tier 3||Division 1D||8th||16–4–16||848|||
|2005–06||Tier 3||Division 1D||3rd||19–5–12||685|||
|2006–07||Tier 3||Division 1D||4th||18–6–12||494|||
|Division 1D (spring)||1st||5–0–1||215|
|2007–08||Tier 3||Division 1D||1st||22–2–3||819||First season as HC Vita Hästen|||
|2008–09||Tier 3||Division 1E||2nd||21–2–0–4||1,213|||
|2009–10||Tier 3||Division 1E||3rd||16–0–2–9||1,004|||
|AllEttan Södra||2nd||8–2–2–2||2,153||Bye to Playoff 2|
|Playoff to HA qualifier||Round 2
|2,212||Won 2–0 in games vs Hudikvalls HC
Lost 1–2 in games vs Tingsryds AIF
|2010–11||Tier 3||Division 1E||1st||20–4–0–3||1,260|||
|AllEttan Södra||1st||10–2–1–1||2,096||Bye to Playoff 3|
|Playoff to HA qualifier||Round 3||2–0–0–0||3,170||Won 3–0 in games vs Enköpings SK HK|
|2011–12||Tier 3||Division 1E||1st||23–1–2–1||1,210|||
|AllEttan Södra||1st||11–1–1–1||2,003||Bye to Playoff 3|
|Playoff to HA qualifier||Round 3||1–0–1–1||2,950||Lost 1–2 in games vs Karlskrona HK|
|2012–13||Tier 3||Division 1E||1st||21–3–1–2||1,542|||
|AllEttan Södra||1st||10–0–1–3||1,762||Bye to Playoff 3|||
|Playoff to HA qualifier||Round 3||1–1–0–0||3,580||Won 2–0 in games vs Kiruna IF|||
|2013–14||Tier 3||Division 1E||1st||18–2–4–3||1,267|||
|AllEttan Södra||1st||9–1–2–2||1,998||Bye to Playoff 3|||
|Playoff to HA qualifier||Round 3||1–1–0–0||3,729||Won 2–0 in games vs Visby/Roma HK|||
|HockeyAllsvenskan qualifier||1st||6–2–1–1||3,772||Promoted to HockeyAllsvenskan|||
|2014–15||Tier 2||HockeyAllsvenskan||8th||19–6–5–22||2,986||Qualified for playoffs|||
|Playoffs||2nd||3–1–1–0||4,365||Qualified for SHL qualifiers|||
|SHL qualifying playoff||—||0–4||4,251||Lost 0–4 in games vs MODO|||
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