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Icelandic Men's Hockey League

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The Icelandic Men's Hockey League, also known as Hertz deild karla for sponsorship reasons, is an ice hockey league in Iceland. As of the 2017–2018 season, it has four active teams.[1] Its current champion is Skautafélag Akureyrar. It is run by Ice Hockey Iceland.[2]

Hertz deild karla
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Icelandic Men's Hockey League
SportIce hockey
Founded1991; 28 years ago (1991)
No. of teams4
Country Iceland
Most recent
champion(s)
Skautafélag Akureyrar (21st title)
Most titlesSkautafélag Akureyrar (21 titles)
Official websitewww.ihi.is

HistoryEdit

Hockey was first played in Iceland in around 1950, on ponds and rivers. The weather made it very hard to play, so Icelandic hockey did not develop for some time. In 1987, the first outdoor ice arena was built with an artificial surface, and a second was built three years later. The first indoor arena was built in 1997, and a second was built in 2000.

The league was formed in 1991, originally with three teams. The league season usually starts at the beginning of October and ends in March/April. As of 2018, there are three teams competing in the league.

Current teamsEdit

Teams currently participating in the Hertz-deild karla
Team City Arena
Skautafélag Akureyrar Víkingar Akureyri Skautahöllin á Akureyri
Skautafélag Reykjavíkur Reykjavík Skautahöllin í Laugardal
Ungmennafélagið Fjölnir Reykjavík Skautasvellið í Egilshöll

Former teamsEdit

League ChampionsEdit

Titles by teamEdit

Titles Club Years
21 Skautafélag Akureyrar 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019
5 Skautafélag Reykjavíkur 1999, 2000, 2006, 2007, 2009
1 Björninn 2012
1 Esja Reykjavík 2017

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2018 Hertz-deild karla Div I". iihf.com. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Lög ÍHÍ". ihi.is. Íshokkísamband Íslands. Retrieved 17 March 2019.
  3. ^ Valsson, Andri Yrkill (March 25, 2017). "Esja er Íslandsmeistari í fyrsta sinn". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  4. ^ Einar Sigtrygsson (16 March 2019). "Tuttugu og einn titill í hús". Morgunblaðið (in Icelandic). Retrieved 17 March 2019.

External linksEdit