Gentofte Stars

The Gentofte Stars are an ice hockey team in the 1. division i ishockey, the second-highest men’s ice hockey league in Denmark. They play in Gentofte, a northern suburb in the Copenhagen urban area, at the Gentofte Skøtjehal ('Gentofte Skating Hall'). The team previously played in the Metal Ligaen but were relegated in 2018 due to financial troubles.

Gentofte Stars
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CityGentofte, Denmark
League1. division i ishockey
DivisionØst
Founded23 April 1965 (1965-04-23) (as Hellerup IK)
1996 (as IC Gentofte)
Home arenaGentofte Skøjtehal
ColoursDark blue, orange, white
     
Websitegentoftestars.dk
Franchise history
1965–1996Hellerup IK
1996–2008IC Gentofte
2008–presentIC Gentofte Stars

The parent club, Icehockey Club Gentofte Stars, also has a representative women's ice hockey team (which previously played in the Danish Championship league during 2011 to 2016), active sections in minor and junior ice hockey, and recreational teams for a number of age groups.

HistoryEdit

The ice hockey section of the Hellerup IK sports club was founded on April 23, 1965.[1] The club made their debut in the AL-Bank Ligaen for the 1967–68 season. The ice hockey section of Hellerup IK participated regularly in the AL-Bank Ligaen for many years, before becoming independent in 1996 for to financial reasons and rebranding as IC Gentofte. Gentofte participated in the AL-Bank Ligaen for three more years, in 1997, 1998, and 1999, before withdrawing due to financial issues. The club qualified for the promotion/relegation round of the AL-Bank Ligaen in the 2000 and 2002 seasons, but failed to earn a promotion to the league.

Team rosterEdit

Updated April 1, 2017.[2]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
79   Phillip Berg Nicolaisen G L 23
30   Adian Carlsen G L 25 Herlev, Denmark
1   Teemu Seppänen G L 35 Suomussalmi, Finland
32   Morten Christensen D L 36
4   Anders Fisker D L 33 Rødovre, Denmark
61   Jesse Jyrkkiö D R 32 Hämeenlinna, Finland
8   Marlo Koponen D L 35 Imatra, Finland
40   Christoffer Lindhøj D L 28 Virum, Denmark
13   Victor Reese D L 23 Roskilde, Denmark
12   Mikkel Grau Svenson D 25
27   Jeff Terminesi D L 35 Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
71   Matthias Asperup W L 26 Rødovre, Denmark
21   Mads Eller F L 26 Rødovre, Denmark
11   Magnus Ferslew C/RW 25
22   Christian Hee Foss C L 29 Gentofte, Denmark
78   Nicki Kisum W L 28 Hvidovre, Denmark
26   Jeppe Klitgaard C R 24 Gentofte, Denmark
9   Ulrich Linnet F L 30 Herning, Denmark
65   Emil Møller Rasmussen W L 27 Rødovre, Denmark
29   Christopher Nielsen F L 30 Gentofte, Denmark
50   Luis Blak Olsen LW L 28 Østerbro, Denmark
51   André Pison (A) LW L 26 Herlev, Denmark
16   Oliver Reuter C L 22 Rødovre, Denmark
18   Joonas Riekkinen (A) D/C L 34 Varpaisjärvi, Finland
19   Cam Spiro LW L 30 Hingham, Massachusetts, United States
17   Teemu Virtala (C) C L 38 Uusikaupunki, Finland
14   Marko Virtala F L 36 Uusikaupunki, Finland
10   Nikolaj Zorko C L 27


Notable playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ hik.dk, HIK history Archived 2011-08-25 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Gentofte Stars roster". Elite Prospects.