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The 2017–18 GET-ligaen was the 79th season of Norway's premier ice hockey league, GET-ligaen.

2017–18 GET-ligaen season
LeagueNorway GET-ligaen
SportIce hockey
DurationSeptember 2017 – mid April 2018
Number of games45
Number of teams10
TV partner(s)TV 2 Sport
Regular season
League championsStorhamar
Playoffs
Norwegian championsStorhamar
GET-ligaen seasons

The regular season began in September 2017. There was no team changes from the 2016–17 season.

Contents

Participating teamsEdit

ArenasEdit

On the season opener September 8, Vålerenga Ishockey played Storhamar Hockey in Gjøvik Olympic Cavern Hall.[1]

Since Nye Jordal Amfi will not be completed until the 2019–20 season, Vålerenga used Furuset Forum as a temporary arena the whole season.[2] Previous to Vålerengas match against Storhamar November 13, Furuset Forums capacity was 1,450.[3][4][5]

Lillehammer returned to Håkons Hall on November 18, when they met Storhamar in front of a crowd of 10,031 people, which was new indoor attendance record for a Norwegian league match.[6]

Regular seasonEdit

StandingsEdit

Updated as of February 28, 2018.

2017–18 GET-ligaen season GP W L OTW OTL GF GA +/– Pts
Storhamary 45 35 7 0 3 183 88 95 108
Sparta Warriorsx 45 25 10 8 2 152 109 43 93
Lillehammerx 45 24 11 6 4 171 123 48 88
Frisk Askerx 45 24 13 4 4 159 120 39 84
Vålerengax 45 18 17 5 5 144 132 12 69
Stavanger Oilersx 45 16 16 4 9 129 121 8 65
Manglerud Starx 45 15 21 4 5 132 154 -22 58
Lørenskogx 45 11 25 4 5 118 165 -47 46
Stjernenr 45 9 25 6 5 96 144 -48 44
Kongsvinger Knightsr 45 3 35 4 3 90 218 -128 20

x – clinched playoff spot; y – clinched regular season league title; r – play in relegation series

Source: hockey.no

StatisticsEdit

Scoring leadersEdit

List shows the ten best skaters based on the number of points during the regular season. If two or more skaters are tied (i.e. same number of points, goals and played games), all of the tied skaters are shown. Updated as of February 27, 2018.

GP = Games played; G = Goals; A = Assists; Pts = Points; +/– = Plus/Minus; PIM = Penalty Minutes

Player Team GP G A Pts +/– PIM
Nunn, Garry  Garry Nunn Frisk Asker 45 24 38 62 +22 32
Lindström, Tobias  Tobias Lindström Vålerenga 44 28 33 61 +12 36
Ahlholm, Rasmus  Rasmus Ahlholm Vålerenga 45 26 34 60 +2 10
Morley, David  David Morley Lillehammer 45 22 38 60 +6 44
Vigier, Stephan  Stephan Vigier Lillehammer 45 27 29 56 +3 57
Roest, Niklas  Niklas Roest Sparta Warriors 43 15 37 52 +27 59
Benik, Joey  Joey Benik Lillehammer 39 23 26 49 +16 16
Foster, Taylor  Taylor Foster Frisk Asker 45 23 25 48 +13 8
Cameron, Brett  Brett Cameron Lillehammer 45 24 24 48 +7 69
Jensen, Joakim  Joakim Jensen Storhamar Dragons 40 21 26 47 +39 22
Rutkowski, Troy  Troy Rutkowski Sparta Warriors 45 20 27 47 +12 24

Source: hockey.no

Leading goaltendersEdit

The top five goaltenders based on goals against average. Updated as of June 8, 2017.

Player Team GP TOI W L GA SO Sv% GAA

Source: hockey.no

AttendanceEdit

Team Arena Capacity Total Games Average % of Capacity
Frisk Asker Askerhallen 2,400
Stavanger Oilers DNB Arena 4,377 91,088 25 3,644 83,2
Storhamar Hockey Hamar OL-Amfi 7,000 137,307 30 4,577 65,3
Vålerenga Furuset Forum 2,050 32,048 25 1,282
Kongsvinger Knights Kongsvinger Ishall 2,000
Lillehammer Kristins Hall 3,194 59,814 30 1,994 62,4
Lørenskog Lørenskog Ishall 1,350
Manglerud Star Manglerudhallen 2,000
Sparta Warriors Sparta Amfi 4,000
Stjernen Stjernehallen 2,473

Source:hockey.no

Coaching changesEdit

Coaching changes
Offseason
Team 2016–17 coach 2017–18 coach Story / Accomplishments
Storhamar Hockey Sjur Robert Nilsen Fredrik Söderström On March 17, 2017, Sjur Robert Nilsen left Storhamar after his team was eliminated from the playoffs by Sparta Warriors.[7] On April 28, Fredrik Söderström was named as the new head coach. He had previously coached IK Oskarshamn in Sweden.[8]
Sparta Warriors Lenny Eriksson Sjur Robert Nilsen On March 25, 2017. Lenny Eriksson resigned as heach coach. On April 10, he was replaced by Sjur Robert Nilsen.[9]
Stjernen Jarmo Tolvanen Leif Strömberg On April 28, 2017, Stjernen recruited Leif Strömberg as new head coach. He replaced Jarmo Tolvanen.[10]
Kongsvinger Knights Janne Saavalainen*
Anders Angelbrant
Ed Galiani On May 29, 2017, Kongsvinger hired Ed Galiani as their new head coach. He replaced Anders Angelbrant, who had been interim head coach since Janne Saavalainen left in January 2017.[11]

PlayoffsEdit

After the regular season, the top eight teams qualified for the playoffs. In the first and second rounds, the highest remaining seed chose which of the two lowest remaining seeds to be matched against. In each round the higher-seeded team was awarded home ice advantage. Each best-of-seven series followed a 1–1–1–1–1–1–1 format: the higher-seeded team played at home for games 1 and 3 (plus 5 and 7 if necessary), and the lower-seeded team at home for games 2, 4 and 6 (if necessary).

BracketEdit

Updated as of April 11, 2018.

  Quarter-finals Semi-finals Finals
                           
  1 Storhamar 4  
8 Lørenskog 0  
  1 Storhamar 4  
  4 Frisk Asker 1  
2 Sparta Warriors 4
  7 Manglerud Star 2  
(Pairings are re-seeded after the first round)   1 Storhamar 4
  3 Lillehammer 1
  3 Lillehammer 4  
5 Vålerenga 1  
  2 Sparta Warriors 0
  3 Lillehammer 4  
4 Frisk Asker 4
  6 Stavanger Oilers 1  

Source: hockey.no

Norwegian Champions
2018
Storhamar
7th title

QualificationEdit

After the regular season had ended, the two lowest ranked teams in the league and the two highest ranked teams in the 1. divisjon competed for the right to play in the 2018–19 GET-ligaen. The tournament was organized according to a double round robin format, where each club played the others twice, home and away, for a total of six games. The points system and ranking method used, was the same as in the GET-ligaen.

StandingsEdit

Updated as of March 22, 2018.

2017–18 GET-ligaen playoffs GP W L OTW OTL GF GA +/– Pts
Stjernenq 6 5 0 1 0 34 19 15 17
Ringerike Panthersq 6 3 2 0 1 20 18 2 10
Narvikr 6 2 3 1 0 17 20 -3 8
Kongsvinger Knightsr 6 0 5 0 1 9 23 -14 1

q – qualified for next years GET-league; r – will play in next years 1. division

Source: hockey.no

AwardsEdit

All-Star team

The following players were selected to the 2017–18 GET-ligaen All-Star team:[12]

  • Goaltender: Christoffer Bengtsberg (Lillehammer)
  • Defenseman: Kodie Curran (Storhamar)
  • Defenseman: Troy Rutkowski (Sparta)
  • Center: Tobias Lindström (Vålerenga)
  • Winger: David Morley (Lillehammer)
  • Winger: Gary Nunn (Frisk Asker)

Other

  • Coach of the year: David Livingston (Manglerud Star)[12]
  • Rookie of the year: Jacob Lundell Noer (Lillehammer)[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Vålerenga møter Storhamar i Gjøvik Fjellhall". June 20, 2017. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "Nå er midlertidig arena bestemt". January 7, 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2017.
  3. ^ "Forbereder Furuset Forum til en ny sesong med Vålerenga". www.vif-hockey.no (in Norwegian). Vålerenga Ishockey. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  4. ^ "Vålerenga får dispensasjon i Forum". www.vif-hockey.no (in Norwegian). Vålerenga Ishockey. 14 September 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  5. ^ "Billettsalget går unna før kveldens kamp". www.vif-hockey.no (in Norwegian). Vålerenga Ishockey. 13 November 2017. Retrieved 21 April 2018.
  6. ^ Aulstad, Vegard (2017-11-18). "Storhamar vant hockeyfesten på Lillehammer: - En festdag for norsk ishockey". VG (in Norwegian). Retrieved 3 April 2018.
  7. ^ "SJUR ROBERT NILSEN IKKE MED VIDERE". March 17, 2017. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  8. ^ "FREDRIK SÖDERSTRÖM NY STORHAMARTRENER". April 28, 2017. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  9. ^ "Sjur Robert Nilsen tar over Sparta". April 10, 2017. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  10. ^ "Ny trener på plass". April 28, 2017. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
  11. ^ "Ed Galiani tar over som Knights-trener". May 29, 2017. Retrieved June 8, 2017.
  12. ^ a b "Årets lag i Get-Ligaen 2017-2018". sporten.com (in Norwegian). Sporten.com. 2018-04-03. Retrieved 2018-04-14.
  13. ^ "I praksis er det årets største sponsorinntekt". tv2.no (in Norwegian). TV2. 2018-04-10. Retrieved 2018-04-14.

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