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Lillehammer IK

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City  Lillehammer, Norway
Home arena  Kristins Hall
Head coach  Mikael Kvarnström
Arena/Stadium  Kristins Hall
General manager  Øystein Tronrud
Color  Red, navy and white
League  GET-ligaen
Colors  Red, navy and white
Captain  Anders Grönlund
Location  Lillehammer, Norway
Founded  1957
Regular season titles  0

Lillehammer Ishockeyklubb is an ice hockey club based in Lillehammer, Norway and playing in the GET-ligaen. Home games are played in Kristins Hall. Team colours are red, blue and white.


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Founded on 2 November 1957, Lillehammer IK was a pioneer of ice hockey in the northern areas of eastern Norway. Playing under difficult conditions on natural ice for the first thirty years, success was limited to the odd foray into the second tier of the hockey league. However, they produced some fine talents, two of them brothers Arne and Lars Bergseng, who went on to become two of the best players in the first division during the 1980s.

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The big break for the hockey club was Lillehammer's candidacy for the 1994 Winter Olympics. In this process the Kristins Hall hockey arena was built and opened in 1988. The city got its Olympics, and the hockey club their boost. Backed by enormous local interest they surged from the third division to the Eliteserien in only three years, but the success would not stop there. In the spring of 1994, after the Olympics was over, Lillehammer beat local rivals Storhamar Dragons in the playoff finals to claim their first, and to date only Norwegian Championship.

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Since the heady Olympic days of the early 1990s Lillehammer IK have struggled keep up the high level people started to expect. Economic problems have on several occasions threatened the club's existence. Today the club is known for a good youth department, helped on by the hockey college NTG, producing players such as former Columbus Blue Jackets and Philadelphia Flyers forward Ole Kristian Tollefsen, and Per Åge Skrøder, currently with MODO Hockey in the Swedish Elite Lague.

Season-by-season results

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

Current roster

Current roster (as of January 10, 2016):

Former notable players

  • Åge Ellingsen
  • Ole Kristian Tollefsen
  • Per Åge Skrøder
  • Andreas Martinsen
  • Tomáš Sršeň
  • Martin Špaňhel
  • R.J. Anderson
  • Gino Guyer
  • References

    Lillehammer IK Wikipedia