IK Göta

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IK Göta
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City Bromma (Stockholm), Sweden
League Division 2
Founded 1900 (1900)
Home arena Stora Mossens ishall

IK Göta is a Swedish sports club, which was very successful in several sports such as Track & Field, Team Handball, Bowling, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey ice hockey, Soccer (women only) and Bandy during the 20th century. Most famous and successful sport was Ice Hockey. They won the Swedish ice hockey championship nine times, including the inaugural championship in 1922. The club was also operating bandy teams, both women's and men's, winning the Swedish Men's championship in bandy once, in 1927. In women's bandy they were far more successful winning eight (8) times, last time in 1984.

Today, the club only operates an ice hockey section under the name Göta Traneberg IK, following a merger with Tranebergs IF in 2007. The section operates both kids, junior and senior ice hockey teams. The Clubs representation team plays season 2016-17 in Division 2.

History[edit]

IK Göta was founded October 1, 1900, and was one of the pioneers in Swedish ice hockey. The team took the initiative to form the Swedish Ice Hockey Association in 1922 and won the first Swedish Championship against Hammarby IF with a score of 6-0 the same year. In total, they won nine Swedish Championships, the last one in 1948.

The team played in the highest league, now the Swedish Hockey League, in Sweden for 34 seasons and won nine championships, last time in 1948. The ice hockey section merged with Tranebergs IF in 2007, forming junior and senior teams under the name Göta Traneberg IK.

The club was founded by Gothenburg guest workers, in a part of Stockholm nicknamed Sibirien (between Östermalm and Vasastan), who moved to Stockholm to escape unemployment. Therefore, the name "IK Göta". The teams logotype is a winged foot. The colors of the clubs Track & Field team was grey and black, nicknamed The Steel Grey ("de stålgrå"). The first site the team compeated/played at was the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm. A few years later the teams site were moved to nearby Östermalms IP. The Ice Hockey team relocated in mid 1970s, due to less youths in central Stockholm, to the Bromma area, a Stockholm suburb within the city limits. The idea was to be able to grow the team with more junior teams. The sporting grounds in Bromma is named "Stora Mossen" after the old classic sporting ground in Gothenburg City with the same name.

References[edit]

IK Göta homepage

Preceded by
Västerås SK
Swedish bandy champions
1927
Succeeded by
IF Göta
Preceded by
(none)
Swedish ice hockey champions
1922, 1923, 1924
Succeeded by
Södertälje SK
Preceded by
Djurgårdens IF
Swedish ice hockey champions
1927, 1928, 1929, 1930
Succeeded by
Södertälje SK
Preceded by
AIK
Swedish ice hockey champions
1940
Succeeded by
Södertälje SK
Preceded by
AIK
Swedish ice hockey champions
1948
Succeeded by
Djurgårdens IF