Mora IK

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Mora IK
MoraIK.png
CityMora
LeagueSHL
Founded1935 (1935)
Home arenaSmidjegrav Arena
ColoursRed, white, green
              
General managerPeter Hermodsson
Head coachMats Lusth
CaptainAdam Masuhr
Websitewww.moraik.se

Mora IK (or Mora Ishockeyklubb) is a Swedish professional ice hockey club from Mora in northern Dalarna. They currently play in the SHL, the top flight of ice hockey in Sweden. Mora has previously played 25 seasons in the top tier, including four seasons in Elitserien, as the SHL was called at the time). The team has reached the finals of the Swedish Championships only once, in 1950, a match which they lost 7–2 to Djurgårdens IF. Mora has played in the top two tiers of Swedish hockey since the 1944–45 season.

History[edit]

Mora IK was founded in 1935. In 1945, the club reached the top tier of ice hockey in Sweden for the first time, and participated in their first (and to date only) Swedish Championship final in 1950. Mora yo-yoed in and out of the top league, Division 1, until 1966, when they managed to maintain a spot in Division 1 for nine consecutive seasons, which remains Mora's longest run in Sweden's top hockey league. In 1975, Elitserien was founded as a new top-tier hockey league, and Mora failed to qualify for this new league. They would continue play in Division 1 in its new function as Sweden's second-tier league, for 29 years, until 2004 when they managed promotion to Elitserien for the first time.

The club took advantage of the 2004–05 NHL lockout to sign several NHL players, including Shawn Horcoff, Daniel Cleary and brothers Marian Hossa and Marcel Hossa. They finished 9th that season, a respectable position for a newly promoted team. Mora finished 8th in both the 2005–06 and 2006–06 seasons, and accordingly participated in the Swedish Championship playoffs for the first time since 1970, but were eliminated in the quarterfinals each time. The 2007–08 Elitserien season resulted with Mora in 11th place, forcing them to play in the 2008 Elitserien qualifier (Kvalserien) to retain their spot in Elitserien. They finished 4th in that tournament, resulting in relegation back to HockeyAllsvenskan.

During the 2012–13 NHL lockout, Bobby Ryan of the Anaheim Ducks and Anze Kopitar of the Stanley Cup-winning Los Angeles Kings joined the team to play with his brother, Gašper, for the duration of the lockout. This period in the second tier came to an end after nine years when Mora defeated local rivals Leksands IF 4–2 in games in the 2017 SHL qualifiers, taking their spot in the top flight.[1]

Seasons-by-season[edit]

For the full season-by-season history, see List of Mora IK seasons

Year Level League Record Avg.
home
atnd.
Notes Ref.
Position W–OT–L
2012–13 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 8th 20–7–2–23 3,099
2013–14 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 6th 19–9–5–19 2,658 [2]
Playoff to SHL qualifier 4th 1–0–1–4 1,740 [3]
2014–15 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 7th 22–3–7–20 2,710
HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs 5th 1–0–3–1 2,540
2015–16 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 6th 20–6–6–20 2,924 [1]
HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs 2nd 3–1–0–1 3,018 [2]
2016–17 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 1st 31–4–4–13 3,062 [3]
HockeyAllsvenskan finals 3–0–0–0 4,050 Won 3–0 in games vs BIK Karlskoga [4]
SHL qualifiers - 4–0–0–2 4,500 Won 4–2 in games vs Leksands IF
Increase Promoted to the SHL
[5]
2017–18 Tier 1 SHL 13th 13–5–2–32 [6]
SHL qualifiers 4–0–0–1 4,500 Won 4–1 in games vs Leksands IF, Saved in relegation to the SHL

Current roster[edit]

Updated February 16, 2019.[4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
18 Sweden Emil Aronsson C L 23 2015 Stockholm, Sweden
13 Sweden Emil Bejmo C/LW L 29 2014 Karlstad, Sweden
35 Sweden Christian Engstrand G L 30 2016 Linköping, Sweden
4 Sweden Viktor Amnér D L 30 2016 Nynäshamn, Sweden
71 Slovakia Marek Daloga D L 30 2018 Zvolen, Slovakia
32 Sweden Daniel Grillfors Injured Reserve D L 36 2017 Enköping, Sweden
89 Canada Ryan Johnston D R 27 2018 Greater Sudbury, Canada
38 Sweden Adam Masuhr (C) D R 35 2018 Gävle, Sweden
12 Canada Kevin Gagné D L 26 2018 Edmundston, New Brunswick
23 Sweden Tomas Skogs Injured Reserve D L 35 2017 Mora, Sweden
88 Canada Spencer Abbott W R 30 2018 Hamilton, Canada
11 Sweden Alexander Hilmerson Injured Reserve C/LW L 28 2008 Mora, Sweden
22 Canada Matt Bailey (A) C/LW L 27 2016 Oakbank, Canada
86 Sweden Mathias Bromé W L 24 2016 Örby, Sweden
8 Sweden Robin Johansson (A) C/LW L 29 2013 Mora, Sweden
85 Norway Michael Haga C/LW L 27 2017 Asker, Norway
94 Sweden Sebastian Hartmann Injured Reserve RW R 24 2017 Uppsala, Sweden
7 Norway Erlend Lesund D L 24 2015 Oslo, Norway
77 Finland Michael Keränen W L 29 2018 Tappara, Finland
19 Sweden John Persson Injured Reserve W L 26 2017 Östersund, Sweden
96 Canada Niki Petti C L 22 2018 Welland, Canada
9 United States Andrew Rowe (A) C L 31 2017 Spring Lake, United States
28 Sweden Oskar Svanlund Injured Reserve W L 21 2016 N/A, Sweden


Retired numbers[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mora till SHL – slår ut rivalen Leksand". Aftonbladet. 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ "HockeyAllsvenskan: 2013–14: HockeyAllsvenskan". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  3. ^ "HockeyAllsvenskan: 2013–14: PlayOff-Serien". Swedish Ice Hockey Association.
  4. ^ "Mora IK roster" (in Swedish). Mora IK. Retrieved 2013-07-18.
  5. ^ "Hasse hade allt" (in Swedish). Mora IK. 2007-11-25. Archived from the original on 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
  6. ^ "Mora IK Klubbfakta" (in Swedish). Elitserien. Archived from the original on 2007-10-04. Retrieved 2008-04-16.
  7. ^ "Hans Hansson - player profile and career stats". EuroHockey.net. Retrieved 2008-04-16.

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