IK Comet

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Comet Halden
City Halden, Norway
League 1. divisjon
Founded 1961; 56 years ago (1961)
Home arena Halden Ishall
Colors Green, black, yellow and white
General manager Bjørn Hofgaard
Head coach Ted Suihkonen
Captain Øyvind Andreassen
Affiliates Sparta Warriors (GET-ligaen)
Website http://elite.comethockey.no/

IK Comet Halden is an ice hockey club based in Halden, Norway. They currently play in the First Division. They play their home games in Halden Ishall. Their team colours are green, black and white.


Ishockeyklubben Comet was founded in 1961. Without a rink of their own, and struggeling in the shadow of local greats Sparta Warriors and Stjernen the club found it hard to get a breakthrough. In 1988 they got their own arena, Halden Ishall, and settled in the second highest league for most of the nineties.

In 1997 however an economical crisis forced the club to withdraw, and start again in the third division. Helped on by Swedish businessman Siwert Hjalmarsson the club again found its feet, and started to climb in the standings. In the spring of 2004 Comet had their greatest day so far, when, after beating Hasle/Løren in the final qualifying game, secured promotion to the top league.

The problems surrounding their arena however put dark clouds on the horizon. With its 1200 capacity and limited facilities Halden Ishall is not of GET-ligaen standards.

In 2008 I.K. Comet reached the semi-finals for the first time after upsetting derby rivals Sparta in seven games of the quarter-finals. (4-2 in games)

In October 2009, the club went bankrupt after a long period of financial troubles. The club restarted on the second tier in 2010.

Season-by-season results[edit]

This is a partial list of some of the recent seasons completed by Comet. For the full season-by-season history, see List of IK Comet seasons.

Norwegian Champions Regular Season Champions Promoted Relegated
Season League Regular season[1] Postseason
2010-11 1. divisjon 36 25 5 6 148 90 56 2nd 4th in Qualifying for Eliteserien
2011–12 1. divisjon 34 28 6 0 185 77 56 2nd 4th in Qualifying for Eliteserien
2012–13 1. divisjon 39 29 6 3 1 200 100 94 1st 4th in Qualifying for Eliteserien
2013–14 1. divisjon 36 22 8 5 1 167 96 77 3rd Did not qualify
2015–16 1. divisjon 36 11 19 4 2 130 130 43 7th Did not qualify

Former players[edit]

  • Timo Hakanen
  • Tor Sønju Bårnes
  • Jo Magnus Hegg
  • Jesper Hoel
  • Inge Stokvik
  • Peter Andersson
  • Magnus Eriksson
  • Mattias Gudmundsson
  • Mattias Guter


  1. ^ Code explanation; GP—Games Played, W—Wins, L—Losses, T—Ties, OTW—Overtime/Shootout wins, OTL—Overtime/Shootout losses, GF—Goals For, GA—Goals Against, Pts—Points

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