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Mora IK (or Mora Ishockeyklubb) is a Swedish professional ice hockey club from Mora in northern Dalarna. After failing the 2019 SHL qualifiers, Mora has been relegated for play in the second-tier league, HockeyAllsvenskan. Mora has previously played 25 seasons in the top tier, including four seasons in Elitserien (as the SHL was called at the time). 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 played in the top two tiers of Swedish hockey since the 1944–45 season.

Mora IK
Mora IK logo.svg
CityMora
LeagueHockeyAllsvenskan
Founded1935 (1935)
Home arenaJalas Arena
Colours              
General managerPeter Hermodsson
Head coachJeff Jakobs
CaptainAdam Masuhr
Websitewww.moraik.se

HistoryEdit

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 was founded 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.

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. This period in the second tier came to an end after nine years when Mora defeated local rivals Leksands IF 4–2 in games in the 2017 SHL qualifiers, taking their spot in the top flight.[1] Their rivalries are commonly referred to as Siljansderbyt (English: the Siljan derby). The team would once again face Leksand in the 2019 SHL qualifiers, after finishing 13th in the regular season, where they lost 4–1 in games to Leksand and thus were relegated to HockeyAllsvenskan while Leksand took their SHL spot for the next season.

Seasons-by-season recordsEdit

 
Mora IK in pre-game ceremony on 5 January 2013.

'This is a partial list, featuring the five most recent completed seasons. For the full season-by-season history, see List of Mora IK seasons

Year Level League Record Avg.
home
atnd.
Notes Ref.
Position W–OTW-OTL–L
2014–15 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 7th 22–3–7–20 2,710 [2]
HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs 5th 1–0–3–1 2,540 [3]
2015–16 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 6th 20–6–6–20 2,924 [4]
HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs 2nd 3–1–0–1 3,018 [5]
2016–17 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 1st 31–4–4–13 3,062 [6]
HockeyAllsvenskan finals 3–0–0–0 4,050 Won 3–0 in games vs BIK Karlskoga [7]
SHL qualifiers 4–0–0–2 4,500 Won 4–2 in games vs Leksands IF
  Promoted to the SHL
[8]
2017–18 Tier 1 SHL 13th 13–5–2–32 4,118 [9]
SHL qualifiers 4–0–0–1 4,500 Won 4–1 in games vs Leksands IF [10]
2018–19 Tier 1 SHL 13th 13–9–3–27 4,070 [11]
SHL qualifiers 1–0–1–3 4,500 Lost 1–4 in games vs Leksands IF
 Relegated to HockeyAllsvenskan
[12]

Players and personnelEdit

Current rosterEdit

Updated 26 July, 2019.[13]

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
4   Viktor Amnér D L 30 2016 Nynäshamn, Sweden
13   Emil Bejmo C/LW L 30 2014 Karlstad, Sweden
  Måns Carlsson C L 22 2019 Stockholm, Sweden
20   Nils Carnbäck C L 22 2018 Gothenburg, Sweden
  Oscar Eklind C L 21 2019 Malmö, Sweden
  Oliver Erixon C L 22 2019 Kungälv, Sweden
10   Matej Galbavy LW L 20 2016 Zvolen, Slovakia
  Jonathan Granström D R 19 2019 Visby, Sweden
  Kristoffer Gunnarsson D L 22 2019 Borås, Sweden
  Lucas Gustavsson D R 20 2019 Gävle, Sweden
  Filip Lennström RW R 21 2019 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
  Olof Lindbom G L 19 2019 Stockholm, Sweden
  Daniel Ljunggren C L 25 2019 Stockholm, Sweden
38   Adam Masuhr (C) D R 36 2018 Gävle, Sweden
  Mattias Nørstebø D L 24 2019 Trondheim, Norway
  Philip Nyberg D R 22 2019 Linköping, Sweden
96   Niki Petti C L 23 2018 Welland, Ontario, Canada
5   Anton Schagerberg D L 20 2018 Färjestad, Sweden
45   Isak Wallin G L 21 2018 Mora, Sweden
  Jesper Ylivainio RW R 22 2019 Övertorneå, Sweden


Team captainsEdit

Honored membersEdit

Mora IK retired numbers
No. Player Position Career No. retirement
14 Mats Lönn F 1956–1974
17 Hans Hansson F 1967–1984[14]
21 Per Danielsson F 1974–1975
24 Bengt Åkerblom C 1990–1995
25 Nils-Göran Olsson F 1973–1975
78 Mikael Simons RW 1994–2010

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Mora till SHL – slår ut rivalen Leksand". Aftonbladet. 1 April 2017.
  2. ^ "HockeyAllsvenskan: 2014–15: Allsvenskan". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 14 April 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "HockeyAllsvenskan: 2014–15: Allsvenskan playoffs". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 14 April 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  4. ^ "HockeyAllsvenskan: 2015–16: Allsvenskan". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ "HockeyAllsvenskan: 2015–16: Playoffs". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 14 October 2016. Retrieved 14 October 2016. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "HockeyAllsvenskan: 2016–17: Allsvenskan". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 14 October 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ "HockeyAllsvenskan: 2016–17: Allsvenskan finals". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 14 October 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ "SHL: 2016–17: SHL Qualifiers". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 14 October 2017. Retrieved 14 October 2017. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  9. ^ "SHL: 2017–18: SHL". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 13 August 2018. Retrieved 13 August 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  10. ^ "SHL: 2017–18: SHL Qualifiers". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 14 October 2018. Retrieved 14 October 2018. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  11. ^ "SHL: 2018–19: SHL". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 13 May 2019. Retrieved 13 May 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  12. ^ "SHL: 2018–19: SHL Qualifiers". Swedish Ice Hockey Association. 14 April 2019. Retrieved 14 April 2019. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  13. ^ "Mora IK roster" (in Swedish). Mora IK. 2019-06-11. Retrieved 2019-06-11. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  14. ^ "Mora IK Klubbfakta" (in Swedish). Elitserien. Archived from the original on 2007-10-04. Retrieved 2008-04-16.

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