|Home arena||Jordal Amfi|
|Colors||Dark blue, red and white
|General manager||Espen Knutsen|
|Head coach||Roy Johansen|
|Captain||Brede Frettem Csiszar|
|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 (Norwegian pronunciation: [ʋoːləˈrəŋɑ]; abbreviated as VIF) is a Norwegian ice hockey team based in Oslo, Norway. Vålerenga has been the dominant force in Norwegian hockey since the 1960s, claiming 26 national championships and 29 regular season titles. Their home arena is Jordal Amfi, located in central-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 team's present head coach is Roy Johansen.
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.
During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, NHL players Chris Mason and Scott Hartnell played for the club, winning both a regular season title and the national championship, with Hartnell also 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. Peter Forsberg and Markus Naslund once played an exhibition game for the club, when Forsberg's father, Kent Forsberg was head coach.
During the 90s, the club moved to the newly built Oslo Spektrum in central Oslo. However, for economic reasons the team moved home to Jordal Amfi after just three years.
The old Jordal Amfi is set to be demolished in january 2017 and to be replaced by a new, modern arena paid for by the city of Oslo. The arena is projected to be completed in 2018. Vålerenga will play their final game in the historic arena on January 7th 2017 vs Frisk-Asker.
While the new arena is being built, Vålerenga will use Furuset Forum as a temporary home.
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|
|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)|
|2015–16||Eliteserien||45||21||16||6||2||122||98||77||5th||Lost in Semi-finals, 1–4 (Lørenskog)|
As of January 18th, 2016.
|Number||Player||Catches||Born||Place of Birth|
|30||Mikkel Wik||L||07.04.1996||Oslo, Norway|
|70||Steffen Søberg||L||06.08.1993||Oslo, Norway|
|Number||Player||Shoots||Born||Place of Birth|
|5||David Bräck||L||13.07.1987||Karlstad, Sweden|
|14||Andreas Frisk||L||05.01.1984||Solna, Sweden|
|23||Raymond Sørensen||L||08.02.1996||Oslo, Norway|
|27||Tallak Lyngset||L||21.04.1994||Oslo, Norway|
|40||Anders Hilt Jørgensen||R||03.10.1988||Karlskoga, Sweden|
|55||Brede Frettem Csiszar||R||26.03.1987||Oslo, Norway|
|65||Erik Follestad Johansen||L||22.06.1989||Asker, Norway|
|Number||Player||Shoots||Born||Place of Birth|
|9||Rasmus Juell||L||25.02.1991||Oslo, Norway|
|10||Mathias Trygg||L||15.03.1986||Oslo, Norway|
|12||Vegard Aspehaug||L||23.02.1996||Fredrikstad, Norway|
|15||Fredrik Csisar||R||30.09.1990||Oslo, Norway|
|18||Thomas Olsen||R||25.06.1995||Oslo, Norway|
|19||Jonas Oppøyen||L||20.01.1991||Oslo, Norway|
|22||Markus Søberg||R||22.04.1995||Oslo, Norway|
|25||Colin Spaberg Olsen||R||20.09.1996||Oslo, Norway|
|28||Jørgen Karterud||L||06.05.1994||Oslo, Norway|
|35||Martin Laumann Ylven||L||22.12.1988||Oslo, Norway|
|42||Jonas Knutsen||L||02.04.1993||Oslo, Norway|
|44||Morten Ask||L||14.05.1980||Oslo, Norway|
|46||Tobias Lindström||R||20.04.1988||Stockholm, Sweden|
|52||Filip Gunnarson||L||19.05.1991||Karlstad, Sweden|
|86||Magnus Fischer||L||10.05.1994||Oslo, Norway|
- 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): 1961-62, 1962-63, 1963-64, 1964-65, 1965-66, 1966-67, 1967-68, 1968-69, 1969-70, 1970-71, 1979-80, 1981-82, 1984-85, 1987-88, 1990-91, 1991-92, 1992-93, 1993-94, 1995-96, 1997-98, 1998-1999, 1999-00, 2001-02, 2002-03, 2004-05, 2006-07, 2009-10, 2012-13, 2013-14
Individual all-time records
Most league matches
Most points, total
Other notable players
- Morten Ask
- Serge Boisvert
- Alexander Bonsaksen
- Travis Brigley
- Johan Brummer
- Johnny Bruun
- Anders Fredriksen
- Stian Granli
- Mads Hansen
- Scott Hartnell
- Geir Hoff
- Stig Johansen
- Espen "Shampo" Knutsen
- Einar Bruno Larsen
- Chris Mason
- Tommy Marthinsen
- Geir Myhre
- Anders Myrvold
- Per Skjerwen Olsen
- Bård Sørlie
- Vladimir Machulda
- Sergei Pushkov
- Knut Henrik Spets
- Lars Erik Spets
- Mats Zuccarello Aasen
- Johan Åkerman
- "Vålerenga dropper spill i KHL-ligaen" (in Norwegian). Dagsavisen. 2014. Retrieved 10 September 2014.
- "Slik blir Nye Jordal Amfi" (in Norwegian). VG. 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2015.
- 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