Mora IK

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Mora IK
MoraIK.png
City Mora
League SHL
Founded 1935 (1935)
Home arena Smidjegrav Arena
Colours Red, white, green
              
General manager Peter Hermodsson
Head coach Jeremy Colliton
Captain Emil Bejmo
Website www.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]

Current roster[edit]

Updated October 28, 2015.[4]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
18 Sweden Emil Aronsson C L 23 2015 Stockholm, Sweden
13 Sweden Emil Bejmo (A) C/LW L 29 2014 Karlstad, Sweden
35 Sweden Fredrik Bergvik G L 23 2015 Stockholm, Sweden
5 Sweden Christoffer Björklund (A) D L 30 2014 Borlänge, Sweden
6 Sweden Alexander Deilert (A) D R 29 2015 Stockholm, Sweden
12 Sweden Patrik Eklund D L 27 2015 Rättvik, Sweden
10 Sweden Pierre Engvall LW L 22 2015 Ljungby, Sweden
26 Sweden Jesper Eriksen D R 27 2014 Stockholm, Sweden
23 Sweden Erik Flood D L 22 2015 Stockholm, Sweden
Canada Kevin Gagne D L 26 2015 Edmundston, New Brunswick
16 Sweden Fabian Gunnarsson C L 23 2014 Karlstad, Sweden
31 Sweden Filip Halvordsson D L 22 2015 Mora, Sweden
22 Sweden Daniel Hermansson (C) W R 36 2014 Borlänge, Sweden
11 Sweden Alexander Hilmerson C/RW L 27 2008 Mora, Sweden
33 Sweden Kristian Jakobsson RW L 22 2015 Rättvik, Sweden
30 Sweden Jacob Johansson G L 25 2014 Stockholm, Sweden
36 Sweden Linus Johansson C L 25 2015 Ljungby, Sweden
8 Sweden Robin Johansson C/LW L 28 2013 Mora, Sweden
29 Sweden Gustaf Jonsson RW L 21 2015 Borås, Sweden
89 Sweden Patrik Karlkvist RW R 26 2014 Trosa, Sweden
7 Norway Erlend Lesund D L 23 2015 Oslo, Norway
27 Sweden Olov Lundqvist D L 29 2015 Fällfors, Sweden
39 Sweden Jacob Nilsson LW L 25 2015 Stockholm, Sweden
3 Sweden William Pethrus D R 21 2014 Mora, Sweden
34 Norway Christoffer Rasch C R 24 2012 Bergen, Norway
4 Sweden Albin Runesson D L 22 2015 Ramsele, Sweden
19 Sweden Linus Sandin RW R 22 2015 Uppsala, Sweden
20 Norway Andreas Stene C L 27 2015 Oslo, Norway


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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