IK Comet

IK Comet Halden is an ice hockey club based in Halden, Norway. They currently play in the First Division. They play their home games in Halden Ishall. Their team colours are green, black and white.

Comet Halden
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CityHalden, Norway
League1. divisjon
Founded1961; 60 years ago (1961)
Home arenaHalden Ishall
ColorsGreen, black, yellow and white
       
General managerBjørn Hofgaard
Head coachGöran Hermansson
CaptainFredrik Olsson
AffiliatesSparta Warriors (GET-ligaen)
Websitehttp://comethockey.no/

HistoryEdit

Ishockeyklubben Comet was founded in 1961. Without a rink of their own, and struggling in the shadow of local greats Sparta Warriors and Stjernen the club found it hard to get a breakthrough. In 1988 they got their own arena, Halden Ishall, and settled in the second highest league for most of the nineties.

In 1997 however an economical crisis forced the club to withdraw, and start again in the third division. Helped on by Swedish businessman Siwert Hjalmarsson the club again found its feet, and started to climb in the standings. In the spring of 2004 Comet had their greatest day so far, when, after beating Hasle/Løren in the final qualifying game, secured promotion to the top league.

The problems surrounding their arena however put dark clouds on the horizon. With its 1200 capacity and limited facilities Halden Ishall is not of GET-ligaen standards.

In 2008 I.K. Comet reached the semi-finals for the first time after upsetting derby rivals Sparta in seven games of the quarter-finals. (4-2 in games)

In October 2009, the club went bankrupt after a long period of financial troubles. The club restarted on the second tier in 2010.

Season-by-season resultsEdit

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

Norwegian Champions Regular Season Champions Promoted Relegated
Season League Regular season[1] Postseason
GP W L OTW OTL GF GA Pts Finish
2013–14 1. divisjon 36 22 8 5 1 167 96 77 3rd Did not qualify
2014–15 1. divisjon 36 23 8 3 2 153 116 77 2nd 4th in Qualifying for Eliteserien
2015–16 1. divisjon 36 11 19 4 2 130 130 43 7th Did not qualify
2016–17 1. divisjon 36 20 6 4 6 157 97 76 2nd 4th in Qualifying for Eliteserien
2017–18 1. divisjon 32 18 10 3 1 142 103 61 4th Did not qualify

Former playersEdit

 
  • Timo Hakanen
 
  • Tor Sønju Bårnes
  • Jo Magnus Hegg
  • Jesper Hoel
  • Inge Stokvik
  • Henrik Bjørneby


 
  • Peter Andersson
  • Magnus Eriksson
  • Mattias Gudmundsson
  • Mattias Guter

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Code explanation; GP—Games Played, W—Wins, L—Losses, T—Ties, OTW—Overtime/Shootout wins, OTL—Overtime/Shootout losses, GF—Goals For, GA—Goals Against, Pts—Points

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