Skautafélagið Björninn, also known as Björninn for short, is an Icelandic sports club, founded in 1990 and based in Reykjavík, Iceland.[1] It began as a skating club that fielded ice hockey teams and included figure skating and curling programs; it eventually added football.

On 28 September 2018, the club's ice skating departments merged into Ungmennafélagið Fjölnir, which overtook all of the department's assets and debts.[2]

Ice hockey[edit | edit source]

Men's ice hockey[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

The clubs men's ice hockey team played in the Icelandic Men's Hockey League from the 1991–92 season until 2018. It won the national championship in 2012 after beating Skautafélag Reykjavíkur 3–1 in the best-of-five finals series.[3][4]

In the early 1990s, Björninn was the first team to invite American service members from nearby NAS Keflavik to play on their team.[5] At the time, each team in the Icelandic League was allowed to put a maximum of 3 non-Icelandic players on their rosters. In 1994, Petty Officer Steve Mitchell, who also played for Björninn, started the first American military team in Iceland, the NATO North Stars. The team shared practice time with Björninn and played several teams in the Icelandic League in exhibitions.

Achievements[edit | edit source]

Season-by-season record[edit | edit source]

Note: GP = Games played, W = Wins, OTW = Overtime Wins, OTL = Overtime Losses, L = Losses, GF = Goals for, GA = Goals against, Pts = Points

Season GP W OTW OTL L GF GA Pts Finish Playoffs
2009–10 16 7 0 1 8 63 70 22 2nd Lost final
2008–09 20 3 0 1 16 10 75 105 3rd Did not qualify
2007–08 18 9 0 0 9 27 133 94 3rd Did not qualify
2006–07 16 7 1 0 8 23 74 73 3rd Did not qualify
2005–06 18 7 0 0 11 86 111 21 3rd Won third place game

This table includes results from the last five years only.

Women's ice hockey[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

The clubs women's ice hockey team won the national championship in 2006.[6]

Achievements[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Lög Skautafélagsins Bjarnarins (Icelandic). Skautafélagið Björninn. Retrieved on 27 August 2018.
  2. "Fjölnir tekur við starfsemi Bjarnarins", RÚV, 28 September 2018. Retrieved on 28 September 2018. (Icelandic) 
  3. "Björninn varð Íslandsmeistari í fyrsta skipti", Morgunblaðið, 14 March 2012. Retrieved on 27 August 2018. (Icelandic) 
  4. "Söguleg stund í Grafarvoginum", Morgunblaðið, 14 March 2012. Retrieved on 27 August 2018. (Icelandic) 
  5. (October 1993) Americans Lend Experience to Icelandic Hockey. Bureau of Naval Personnel, 47. Retrieved on 5 September 2020. 
  6. "Lið Bjarnarins Íslandsmeistari kvenna í íshokkí", Morgunblaðið, 19 March 2006. Retrieved on 26 August 2018. (Icelandic) 

External links[edit | edit source]

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