Icelandic Hockey League

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Hertz deild karla
Icelandic Men's Hockey League
Sport Ice hockey
Founded 1991; 27 years ago (1991)
No. of teams 4
Country  Iceland
Most recent
Esja Reykjavík (1st title)
Most titles Skautafélag Akureyrar (19 titles)
Official website

The Icelandic Men's Hockey League, also known as Hertz deild karla for sponsorship reasons, is an ice hockey league in Iceland. As of the 2017-2018 season, it has four active teams.[1] Its current champion is Esja Reykjavík.[2]


Hockey was first played in Iceland in around 1950, on ponds and rivers. The weather made it very hard to play, so Icelandic hockey did not develop for some time. In 1987, the first outdoor ice arena was built with an artificial surface, and a second was built three years later. The first indoor arena was built in 1997, and a second was built in 2000.

The league was formed in 1991, originally with three teams. The league season usually starts at the beginning of October and ends in March/April. As of 2017, there are four teams competing in the league.

Current teams[edit]

Former teams[edit]

League Champions[edit]

Titles by team[edit]

Titles Club Years
19 Skautafélag Akureyrar 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
5 Skautafélag Reykjavíkur 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2009
1 Björninn 2012
1 Esja Reykjavík 2017

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "2018 Hertz-deild karla Div I". Retrieved 30 September 2017. 
  2. ^ Valsson, Andri Yrkill (March 25, 2017). "Esja er Íslandsmeistari í fyrsta sinn". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 September 2017.