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Västerås IK (Västerås IK Hockey Klubb) is an ice hockey club from Västerås, Sweden. The team is currently playing in the second-tier league in Sweden, Hockeyallsvenskan. Västerås IK played 12 seasons in the top Swedish league Elitserien (1988–89 to 1999–00) before the club went bankrupt and merged with the junior club (Västerås IK Ungdom), which changed name to VIK Västerås HK in 2005. In 2018, after playing a year in tier three, Hockeyettan, the club changed it name back to the old name Västerås IK.

VIK Västerås HK
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CityVästerås, Sweden
LeagueHockeyallsvenskan
Founded2000 (2000) (1939)
Home arenaABB Arena Nord
ColoursBlack, Yellow
         
General managerNiklas Johansson
Head coachMartin Filander
Franchise history
2000–2005Västerås IK Ungdom
2005–2018VIK Västerås Hockey Klubb
2018–presentVästerås IK
Previous franchise history
1939–2000Västerås IK Hockey

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HistoryEdit

 
ABB Arena Nord in Västerås, Sweden. Home ground of VIK Västerås HK.

Västerås IK was founded in 1913 and started playing ice hockey in 1939. The ice hockey section of Västerås IK was later separated and was active until 2000, when the club folded and the A team was moved to the club Västerås IK Ungdom (English: junior), which changed to its current name in 2018.[1]

Season-by-seasonEdit

This list features only the ten most recent seasons. For a more complete list, see List of VIK Västerås HK seasons.

Year Level Division Record Avg.
home
atnd.
Notes Ref.
Position W-T-L
W-OT-L
2007–08 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 5th of 16 24–7–14 2,467 [2]
Playoff to Elitserien qualifier 4–1 3,576 Won in 1st round, 2–1 in games vs Växjö Lakers HC
Won in 2nd round, 2–0 in games vs Borås HC
Elitserien qualifier 6th of 6 1–0–9 3,875
2008–09 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 3rd of 16 24–2–6–13 2,573 [2]
Elitserien qualifier 6th of 6 2–1–1–6 3,605
2009–10 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 8th of 14 21–3–5–23 2,129 [2]
2010–11 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 5th of 14 26–2–7–17 2,404 [2]
Promotion pre-qualifier 2nd 2–1–1–2 2,310
2011–12 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 4th of 14 29–1–6–16 2,665 [2]
Promotion pre-qualifier 4th 1–0–1–4 1,547
2012–13 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 3rd of 14 28–5–4–15 3,326 [2]
Elitserien qualifier 4th of 6 3–1–1–5 3,918
2013–14 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 2nd of 14 26–9–4–13 3,170 [1]
Elitserien qualifier 6th of 6 2–1–1–6 4,032 [2]
2014–15 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 1st of 14 28–4–6–14 3,578 [3]
HockeyAllsvenskan finals 1–0–1–2 4,833 Lost 3–1 in games to Karlskrona HK [4]
SHL qualifiers 1–0–0–4 4,108 Lost 4–1 in games to Rögle BK [5]
2015–16 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 9th of 14 20–3–9–20 3,346 [6]
2016–17 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 13th of 14 13–4–3–32 2,860 [7]
HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers 4th of 6 3-3-0-4 2,618 [8]
2017–18 Tier 3 HockeyEttan West 1st of 14 16-3-3 2,258 [9]
HockeyAllsvenskan qualifiers 2nd of 6 5-2-3 3,903 [10]


2018-2019 Tier 2 HockeyAllsvenskan 3rd of 14 26–6–3–17 3,375 [11]
HockeyAllsvenskan playoffs 2nd of 6 3-1-0-1 4,101 [12]


Famous playersEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Västerås IK" (in Swedish). HockeyAllsvenskan. Retrieved 2019-04-12.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Official Statistics". Swedish Ice Hockey Association (Swedish: Svenska ishockeyförbundet).

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