Storhamar Ishockey, often referred to by its initials SIL, is a Norwegian ice hockey team based in Hamar, Norway. The club currently plays in the GET-ligaen, the highest level of Norwegian hockey. The club has won seven regular season titles and seven national championships since its founding on 18 March 1957. Storhamar play their home games in the CC Amfi. The club also includes the largest junior department in Norwegian ice hockey. The team colours are yellow and blue.
|Home arena||CC Amfi|
|Colors||Yellow and blue |
|General manager||Jostein Smeby|
|Head coach||Fredrik Söderström|
|Affiliates||Storhamar Yngres (1. div)|
|Regular season titles||7|
|Playoff championships||1995, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2008, 2018|
Storhamar saw its early beginnings in the wake of the 1952 Winter Olympics, which local Hamar youth saw as an inspiration to form a hockey club in the area. The first ice rink was constructed in 1955, and the club was formally accepted into the Norwegian Ice Hockey Association two years later.
The most notable player in franchise history is Erik Kristiansen who played 20 seasons scoring 509 goals and 406 assists in 649 games. The most internationally known player out of Storhamar is Patrick Thoresen.
During the 2016–17 playoffs, Storhamar Hockey was involved in the longest professional hockey match ever recorded, in their game against Sparta Warriors. After 217 minutes and 14 seconds of playing time, Storhamar won 2-1. The game ended in the 11th period when Joakim Jensen scored the final goal.
This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by Storhamar. For the full season-by-season history, see List of Storhamar Dragons seasons.
|Norwegian Champions||Regular Season Champions||Promoted||Relegated|
|2013–14||Eliteserien||45||22||15||3||5||146||123||62||6th||Lost in Semi-finals, 3–4 (Vålerenga)|
|2014–15||Eliteserien||45||29||10||2||4||200||112||95||2nd||Lost in Finals, 3–4 (Stavanger)|
|2015–16||Eliteserien||45||22||17||2||4||146||111||74||6th||Lost in Semi-finals, 3–4 (Stavanger)|
|2016–17||Eliteserien||45||21||14||3||7||131||104||76||3rd||Lost in Quarter-finals, 3–4 (Sparta)|
|2017–18||Eliteserien||45||35||7||0||3||183||88||108||1st||Won Norwegian Championship, 4–1 (Lillehammer)|
- Michael Smithurst - 2000-03
- Mikael Tjälldèn - 2003-05
- Mads Hansen - 2005-06
- Mattias Livf - 2006-08
- Pål Johnsen - 2008-13
- Mads Hansen - 2013-15
- Christian Larrivée - 2015-17
- Patrick Thoresen - 2017
- Kodie Curran - 2017-18
|11||Steinar Johansen||C||1957-1984||December 9, 2017|
|18||Pål Johnsen||C||1992–2003, 2006–2015||September 5, 2015|
|20||Erik Kristiansen||C||1977–1987, 1988-1998||1998|
Records and statisticsEdit
Statistics for regular season only.
- – current active player
Most league matchesEdit
- Øyvind Løsamoen - 1983/84
- Erik Kristiansen - 1984/85
- Ole Eskild Dahlstrøm - 1995/96
- Petter Salsten - 1996/97
- Pål Johnsen - 1999/00
All Star team selections
- Åge Ellingsen, 1985, 1986, 1989
- Erik Kristiansen, 1985
- Petter Salsten, 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
- Nikolai Davydkin, 1993
- Jim Marthinsen, 1995, 1996
- Martin Åhlberg, 1995
- Ole Eskild Dahlstrøm, 1996, 1997, 2002, 2003
- Tom Erik Olsen, 1996
- Aleksandr Smirnov, 1997
- Mika Rautio, 1998
- Pål Johnsen, 2000
- Antti Rahkonen, 2004
- Jonas Norgren, 2006
- Mads Hansen, 2006
- Patrick Yetman, 2006
- Trevor Koenig, 2011
- Tommy Johansen, 2012
Previous seasons' rostersEdit
- Code explanation; GP—Games Played, W—Wins, L—Losses, OTW—Overtime/Shootout wins, OTL—Overtime/Shootout losses, GF—Goals For, GA—Goals Against, Pts—Points
- "A-laget" (in Norwegian). www.sil.no. Retrieved 2018-10-06.
- "Eliteprospects.com - Storhamar Ishockey". www.eliteprospects.com. Retrieved 2019-02-17.