Stjernen Hockey

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League GET-ligaen
Founded 18 November 1960
History Stjernen Hockey
1960 - present
Arena Stjernehallen
City Fredrikstad, Norway
Team Colors Red and White
Head Coach Flag of Sweden Ulf Weinstock
Team Captain Flag of Norway Nicklas Rahm

Stjernen Hockey is an ice hockey club based in Fredrikstad, Norway and playing in the GET-ligaen. They play their home games in Stjernehallen. Their team colours are red and white.


Stjernen was founded in 1960 when the boys club "the Star" simply translated their name to Norwegian to comply with the rules of the association to begin play in the league system. After ten years of playing on an outdoor rink, or hiring ice time from local rivals Sparta Warriors, Stjernen got their own arena in 1970 when Stjernehallen was officially opened.

With a good youth organisation to go with the new facilities, Stjernen soon started to climb in the leagues and in 1974 they reached the first division for the first time in club history.

In 1981 the club saw its finest day beating Vålerenga Ishockey 2-1 in the best of three play off final becoming the first team outside Oslo to hoist the cup. Upon returning to Fredrikstad they were met by a crowd of several thousand people carrying torches, cheering the newly crowned champions.

With star players in the shape of Ørjan Løvdal, Rune Gulliksen, Hans Edlund, Pål Gjermundsen and later even Morten Finstad and colourful Canadian forward Chris St. Cyr Stjernen was the team to beat throughout the 1980s. Championship success however was repeated only once. In 1986 outsiders Frisk were well beaten in the final.

Although Stjernen remained a force well into the nineties they never managed to add to their two titles. Playing two more finals in 1992 and 1995 they failed both times to add to the silverware.

During the late nineties the club fell into recession due to economic difficulties and failings in the youth department. Having nearly been bankrupted on a couple of occasions the club has started rebuilding and came back into the top during the 05-06-season when they finished second in the league and was extremely close to making the play off final. The team largely built around foreign talent however disintegrated after the season, and the new crop of players did not hold the same standard, leaving the club to fight for a place in this years play off.

Season-by-season resultsEdit

This is a partial list of the last five seasons completed by Stjernen.

Norwegian Champions Regular Season Champions Promoted Relegated
Season League Regular season[1] Playoffs
2005–06 Eliteserien 42 23 10 1 8 177 129 79 2nd Lost in Semi-finals, 3–4 (Stavanger)
2006–07 Eliteserien 44 16 24 0 4 148 194 52 7th Lost in Quarter-finals, 2–4 (Storhamar)
2007–08 Eliteserien 44 7 30 4 3 94 174 32 9th 1st in Qualifying for Eliteserien
2008–09 Eliteserien 45 24 15 2 4 166 143 65 6th Lost in Semi-finals, 2–4 (Vålerenga)
2009–10 Eliteserien 48 13 22 8 5 134 170 60 6th Lost in Quarter-finals, 2–4 (Sparta)

Notable playersEdit


  1. 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

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