SønderjyskE Ishockey

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SønderjyskE (Ice hockey) is a professional ice hockey team playing in the top Danish ice hockey league Metal Ligaen. The team is part of SønderjyskE which is a sports umbrella with football, handball and ice hockey teams. The team plays home games in Vojens, a small town in the southernmost part of Jutland. SønderjyskE is the only team in Denmark which home arena has a narrow sized rink (common in North America and the NHL), whereas all other rinks in the country are standard IIHF sized rinks. Most of the club's foreign players are also originating from North America. SønderjyskE Ishockey Support is the fan club and the biggest icehockey fan club in Denmark with more than 800 members.

SønderjyskE Ishockey
SonderjyskE logo.svg
CityVojens, Denmark
LeagueMetal Ligaen
Founded2004
Home arenaFrøs Arena
(cap. 5,000)
General managerDenmark Kim Lykkeskov
Head coachCanada Mario Simioni
CaptainCanada MacGregor Sharp
Websitewww.soenderjyske.dk

HistoryEdit

Vojens Ishockey Klub (VIK) was founded January 5, 1963 by Jens Peder Hansen on Fuglesøen, at that time an icy lake in Vojens. In 25 years Jens Peder Hansen ran the club as chairman. In the early years he was goalie and later coach for the elite team.

In 1965 the club was promoted to the top league in Denmark - 1. Division. In 1973 the club started to play indoor in the new Vojens Skøjtehal. After winning 3 championships with key players as Egon Kahl, Steen Schou, and George Galbraith, the club began to struggle in the 1980s and was relegated in 1987. Promotion in 1989 was followed by relegation the next year, but since 1992 the club has played in the top league in Denmark. Since 2004 as part of the SønderjyskE organisation.

SønderjyskE as an organisation was formed in 2004. In the 2003-04 season the hockey club was named IK Sønderjylland, from 1997 to 2003 Vojens Lions and prior to this Vojens Ishockey Klub (founded 1963). VIK still is the owner of the league license and runs the amateur teams in the club. In January 2011 the team moved to the new Syd Energi Arena (5,000 spectators, in 2018 named Frøs Arena) that is built in connection to their secondary arena Vojens Skøjtehal (2,300).[1]

 
Home ice of the SønderjyskE ice hockey team

The top goalscorer in the club is Egon Kahl. Kim Lykkeskov is the record holder for most games played (811 games). Former goalie Alfie Michaud has picked up several club records and in 2010 a Danish league record for time played without goals against. Alfie Michaud managed to play 360 minutes and 58 seconds without any goals against.

AchievementsEdit

Danish Championship
Gold (9 titles): 1978-79, 1979-80, 1981-82, 2005-06, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15
Silver: (1 placing) 2018-19
Bronze: (7 placings) 1968-69, 1970-71, 1977-78, 2006-07, 2007-08, 2010-11, 2011-12

Danish Cup
Winners (3 titles): 2009-10, 2010–11, 2012-13
Runner-up (2 placings): 1998-99, 2014–15

 
Inside Frøs Arena

Continental Cup
Gold (1 title): 2019-20
Bronze (1 placing): 2010-11

Champions Hockey League
Group Phase (2 placings): 2014-15, 2015-16

PlayersEdit

# Nat Player Pos S/G Age Acquired Birthplace
31   Patrick Galbraith G L 33 2018 Vojens, Denmark
95   Nicolaj Henriksen G L 24 2019 Esbjerg, Denmark
3   Christian Silfver D L 28 2018 Helsinki, Finland
5   Mike Little (A) D R 32 2019 Enfield, Connecticut
7   Rasmus Lyø D L 25 2018 Odense, Denmark
18   Daniel Hansen D L 25 2011 Vojens, Denmark
22   Daniel Galbraith D L 28 2011 Vojens, Denmark
56   Oliver Gatz D L 21 2019 Aalborg, Denmark
59   Luka Vidmar D R 33 2020 Ljubljana, Slovenia
67   Kasper Diedrichsen D L 18 2019 Vojens, Denmark
68   Andreas Holzmann D L 18 2018 Vojens, Denmark
76   Konsta Mäkinen D L 28 2019 Tampere, Finland
11   Daniel Nielsen LW L 21 2019 Vojens, Denmark
13   Mads Lund C/RW L 31 2004 Vojens, Denmark
16   MacGregor Sharp (C) C/LW L 21 2019 Vancouver, British Columbia
17   Frederik Bjerrum RW L 24 2015 Esbjerg, Denmark
19   Martin Eskildsen LW L 24 2018 Vojens, Denmark
21   Anders Førster C/LW L 31 2015 Gentofte, Denmark
29   Phil Lane RW R 27 2019 Rochester, New York
46   Daniel Madsen C/RW L 26 2018 Vojens, Denmark
47   Justin Maylan C R 29 2019 Calgary, Alberta
60   Steffen Frank (A) W L 30 2017 Haderslev, Denmark
61   Anders Biel C/RW L 18 2018 Vojens, Denmark
62   Mathias Hansen W L 18 2018 Vojens, Denmark
86   Josh MacDonald W L 25 2019 London, Ontario

Updated October 26, 2019.[2]

CoachesEdit

Nationality Name Role Place of birth
  Mario Simioni Head Coach Canada
  Jan Jensen Asst. Coach Denmark

Updated October 26, 2019.[3]

Notable playersEdit

Notable coachesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "SønderjyskE team info, eliteprospects". Retrieved 23 August 2014.
  2. ^ "SønderjyskE - Team 2019-20". Retrieved October 26, 2019.
  3. ^ "SønderjyskE - Team 2019-20". Retrieved October 26, 2019.