Petter Thoresen (ice hockey)

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Petter Thoresen
Born (1961-07-25) 25 July 1961 (age 56)
Oslo, Norway
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
GET team
Former teams
Stavanger Oilers
Storhamar Dragons
Vålerenga
Manglerud Star
Hasle/Løren
Forward
National team  Norway
Playing career 1980–1995

Petter Thoresen (born 25 July 1961 in Oslo, Norway) is a Norwegian ice hockey coach and former player, currently serving as head coach of the Norwegian national team, where he has been in charge since May 2016.[1] As a player, he played for Forward, Hasle/Løren, Manglerud Star, Storhamar Dragons and Vålerenga. He is the father of players Steffen Thoresen and Patrick Thoresen.

Playing career[edit]

In Vålerenga, he reached 367 points in 220 games, which gives him a fourth place on the club's all-time high list.

Before the 1992-93 season, he transferred to Storhamar Dragons, where he obtained 155 points in 150 matches.

Coaching career[edit]

Half-way through the 1995/1996 season, he became a manager for Storhamar Dragons, and led them to the Norwegian title, his first as a coach. In 2000 he signed with Vålerenga, and served as their coach until 2004, when he went back to Storhamar Dragons to help them get stability in a struggling team. In 2009 he signed a 3-year contract with Stavanger Oilers.[1] He left Oilers in 2016 to become the head coach of the Norwegian national team.[2]

International career[edit]

He has played 96 matches for the Norwegian national team, which makes him the fifth most featured player on the national team. He appeared at five Olympics, the first in 1980 and last in 1994, becoming the second hockey player to do so after Germany's Udo Kießling.

Championships[edit]

  • Player:
  • Vålerenga:
  • 1984/1985 - Norwegian Champions
  • 1986/1987 - Norwegian Champions
  • 1987/1988 - Norwegian Champions
  • 1990/1991 - Norwegian Champions
  • Coach:
  • Storhamar Dragons:
  • 1995/1996 - Norwegian Champions
  • 1996/1997 - Norwegian Champions
  • 1999/2000 - Norwegian Champions
  • Vålerenga:
  • 2000/2001 - Norwegian Champions
  • 2003/2004 - Norwegian Champions
  • Stavanger Oilers:
  • 2009/2010 - Norwegian Champions
  • 2011/2012 - Norwegian Champions
  • 2012/2013 - Norwegian Champions
  • 2013/2014 - Norwegian Champions
  • 2014/2015 - Norwegian Champions
  • 2015/2016 - Norwegian Champions

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Klovning, Camilla (2009-03-30). "Thoresen blir Oilers-trener" (in Norwegian). Aftenbladet.no. Retrieved 2009-09-28. 
  2. ^ "Petter Thoresen slutter i Oilers - blir ny landslagssjef". December 4, 2015. Retrieved March 25, 2016. 

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