Vålerenga Ishockey

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Vålerenga Ishockey
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City Oslo, Norway
League GET-ligaen
Founded 1947; 69 years ago (1947)
Home arena Jordal Amfi
Colors Dark blue, red and white
              
General manager Vacant
Head coach Espen Knutsen
Captain Brede Frettem Csiszar
Website http://www.vif-hockey.no/
Championships
Regular season titles 29
Playoff championships 1960, 1962, 1963, 1965, 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009

Vålerenga Ishockey is an Oslo-based ice hockey club, and a part of the Vålerenga IF multi-sports club. Their home arena is Jordal Amfi, located in eastern Oslo. A new arena at Jordal is currently under planning to replace the current arena, which was built for the 1952 Winter Olympics. The club has been the dominant force in Norwegian hockey since the 1960s, claiming 26 titles.

Vålerenga Ishockey has the most trophies in all Norwegian team sports.[citation needed] The team's present coach is retired Norwegian hockey player Espen Knutsen.

History[edit]

Although the parent club Vålerengens Idrettsforening was founded in 1913, the history of Vålerenga Ishockey starts in 1947, when the junior team participated in the national junior championships for the first time. In the 50s, the junior team would go on to win the national junior championships five years in a row.

The senior team would have its breakthrough in the 1960s, winning the national championships seven years in a row.

Peter Forsberg and Markus Naslund once played an exhibition game for the club, when Forsberg's father was coach.

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, NHL players Chris Mason and Scott Hartnell played for the club, with Hartnell winning playoff MVP during that season.

Other famous players include Canadian Stanley Cup Winner Serge Boisvert, Swedish International Johan Åkerman, and Sergei Pushkov, who won the World Championship with the Soviet Union.

The club has also spawned professionals such as Patrick Thoresen and Mats Zuccarello Aasen. However, they did not play at senior level for the club.

The club was in talks to participate in the KHL for the 2014–15 season, but then became focused to join the league for the 2015–16 season. Since then, no progress has been made thus far.

During the 90s, the club moved to the newly built Oslo Spektrum in central Oslo. However, a number of different factors saw the team move home to Jordal Amfi after just three years. As of 2015, a new arena at Jordal is under planning. The arena is projected to be completed in 2018.[1]

Season-by-season results[edit]

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by Vålerenga. For the full season-by-season history, see List of Vålerenga Ishockey seasons.

Norwegian Champions Regular Season Champions Promoted Relegated
Season League Regular season[2] Postseason
GP W L OTW OTL GF GA Pts Finish
2010–11 Eliteserien 45 25 10 5 5 140 94 90 3rd Lost in Quarter-finals, 1–4 (Lørenskog)
2011–12 Eliteserien 45 28 14 1 2 209 131 88 3rd Lost in Semi-finals, 2–4 (Lørenskog)
2012–13 Eliteserien 45 30 9 3 3 184 124 99 1st Lost in Finals, 2–4 (Stavanger)
2013–14 Eliteserien 45 32 8 2 3 195 95 103 1st Lost in Finals, 2–4 (Stavanger)
2014–15 Eliteserien 45 24 15 2 4 178 126 74 5th Lost in Semi-finals, 0–4 (Stavanger)

Current roster[edit]

As of January 18th, 2016.

Goaltenders
Number Player Catches Born Place of Birth
30 Norway Mikkel Wik L 07.04.1996 Oslo, Norway
50 Norway Jørgen Moflag 14.10.1996
70 Norway Steffen Søberg L 06.08.1993 Oslo, Norway
Defensemen
Number Player Shoots Born Place of Birth
5 Sweden David Bräck L 13.07.1987 Karlstad, Sweden
14 Sweden Andreas Frisk L 05.01.1984 Solna, Sweden
23 Norway Raymond Sørensen L 08.02.1996 Oslo, Norway
27 Norway Tallak Lyngset L 21.04.1994 Oslo, Norway
40 Norway Anders Hilt Jørgensen R 03.10.1988 Karlskoga, Sweden
54 Norway Tim Mørk L 19.09.1995
55 Norway Brede Frettem Csiszar R 26.03.1987 Oslo, Norway
65 Norway Erik Follestad Johansen L 22.06.1989 Asker, Norway
Forwards
Number Player Shoots Born Place of Birth
9 Norway Rasmus Juell L 25.02.1991 Oslo, Norway
10 Norway Mathias Trygg L 15.03.1986 Oslo, Norway
12 Norway Vegard Aspehaug L 23.02.1996 Fredrikstad, Norway
15 Norway Fredrik Csisar R 30.09.1990 Oslo, Norway
18 Norway Thomas Olsen R 25.06.1995 Oslo, Norway
19 Norway Jonas Oppøyen L 20.01.1991 Oslo, Norway
22 Norway Markus Søberg R 22.04.1995 Oslo, Norway
25 Norway Colin Spaberg Olsen R 20.09.1996 Oslo, Norway
28 Norway Jørgen Karterud L 06.05.1994 Oslo, Norway
35 Norway Martin Laumann Ylven L 22.12.1988 Oslo, Norway
42 Norway Jonas Knutsen L 02.04.1993 Oslo, Norway
44 Norway Morten Ask L 14.05.1980 Oslo, Norway
46 Sweden Tobias Lindström R 20.04.1988 Stockholm, Sweden
52 Sweden Filip Gunnarson L 19.05.1991 Karlstad, Sweden
86 Norway Magnus Fischer L 10.05.1994 Oslo, Norway

Honours[edit]

  • Norwegian Playoff Champions (26): 1960, 1962–3, 1965–71, 1973, 1982, 1985, 1987–8, 1991–3, 1998–9, 2001, 2003, 2005–7, 2009
  • League Champions (29): 1962–71, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1988, 1991–4, 1996, 1998–2000, 2002–3, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014

Individual all-time records[edit]

  Still active players are highlighted

Other notable players[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Slik blir Nye Jordal Amfi" (in Norwegian). VG. 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015. 
  2. ^ Code explanation; GP—Games Played, W—Wins, L—Losses, OTW—Overtime/Shootout wins, OTL—Overtime/Shootout losses, GF—Goals For, GA—Goals Against, Pts—Points

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