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Mora IK

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City  Mora, Sweden
Home arena  Smidjegrav Arena
General manager  Peter Hermodsson
Arena/Stadium  Smidjegrav Arena
Founded  1935
Location  Mora
League  HockeyAllsvenskan
Colors  Red, white, green
Head coach  Jeremy Colliton
Captain  Emil Bejmo
Color  Red, white, green
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Mora ik

Mora Ishockeyklubb is a Swedish professional ice hockey club from Mora in northern Dalarna. They are currently playing in the second highest league in Sweden, HockeyAllsvenskan. Mora has previously played 25 seasons in the top tier of the Swedish ice hockey system, including four seasons in Elitserien (which today is called the SHL). 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 been playing in the top two tiers of Swedish hockey since the 1944–45 season.



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 (today called the SHL) was created 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.

After their demotion back to HockeyAllsvenskan, the team has only once participated in an Elitserien qualifier, in 2011, and finished last. 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. The 2011–12 and 2012–13 seasons each finished with Mora in 8th place, and as a result the team has not participated in any post-season play whatsoever for those two years.


For the full season-by-season history, see List of Mora IK seasons

Current roster

Updated October 28, 2015.

Retired numbers

  • Number 17 is retired in honor of Hans Hansson, a centre who played for the club 1967–1984.
  • References

    Mora IK Wikipedia