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GET-ligaen
Current season or competition:
2009–10 GET-ligaen season
GET-ligaen Logo.jpg
GET-ligaen
Formerly 2004–2006
UPC-ligaen
1990–2004
Eliteserien
1934–1990
1. divisjon
Sport Ice hockey
Inaugural season 1935
No. of teams 9
Country(ies)  Norway
Most recent champion(s) Vålerenga
Most championships Vålerenga
(26 titles)
Qualification First Division
TV partner(s) TV 2 Sport
Official website GET-ligaen

GET-ligaen (English: the GET-league) is the premier Norwegian ice hockey league, organised by the Norwegian Ice Hockey Federation.[1] The league was known as 1. divisjon (1st division) until 1990, when it was reorganized and named Eliteserien (The Elite League). That name was held until 2004 when cable TV company UPC became main sponsor. UPC Norway changed its name to GET in 2006 and hence the name of the league was also altered.

The league works on the premise of promotion and relegation, so the two teams who placed last must play the top two teams from First Division (the league ranked immediately below GET-ligaen) for the rights to play in next GET-ligaen season.

A list of other leagues and teams in Norway can be found here.

Contents

Teams

Currently, the league consists of nine teams, mainly from the southeastern part of Norway, in and around Oslo, the capital of Norway. IK Comet was supposed to be the 10th team, but folded in October 2009.

Under regular circumstances, with 10 teams in the league, forty-four games are to be played, and the eight best teams qualify for the playoffs.

Team City/Area Arena Capacity Coach
Current Teams
Frisk Tigers Asker Askerhallen 2,400  Sune Bergman (SWE)
Lillehammer Lillehammer Kristins Hall 3,194  Tor Nilsen (NOR)
Lørenskog Lørenskog Lørenskog Ishall 1,350  Atle Olsen (NOR)
Manglerud Star Oslo Manglerudhallen 2,000  David Livingstone (USA)
Sparta Warriors Sarpsborg Sparta Amfi 3,450  Sjur Robert Nilsen (NOR)
Stavanger Oilers Stavanger Siddishallen 3,100  Petter Thoresen (NOR)
Stjernen Fredrikstad Stjernehallen 2,473  Morgan Andersen (NOR)
Storhamar Dragons Hamar Hamar OL-Amfi 6,091  Rune Gulliksen (NOR)
Vålerenga Oslo Jordal Amfi 4,450  Espen Knutsen (NOR)
Former Teams
Comet Halden Halden Ishall 2,200 defunct
Furuset Oslo Furuset Forum 1,498  Rune Molberg (NOR)
Trondheim Black Panthers Trondheim Leangen Ishall 3,500 defunct
Hasle-Løren Oslo Lørenhallen 1,500  Jim Marthinsen (NOR)

Seasons

GET-ligaen awards and statistics

The the NIHF and the teams' organisation (Elite Hockey AS) announce a number of awards, among others

Since 1993, the league is averaging 1,400 spectators visiting the games, ranging from a low of 820 in 1996/7 to 1600 in 1994/5. With the increase in the number of games played, the total attendance is approaching 400,000 in the last few years. See GET-ligaen seasons attendance for more details.

Norwegian Champions

  • 1935 : Trygg
  • 1936 : Grane
  • 1937 : Grane
  • 1938 : Trygg
  • 1939 : Grane
  • 1940 : Grane
  • 1941-1945 : Not Played
  • 1946 : Forward Oslo
  • 1947 : Stabæk
  • 1948 : Strong
  • 1949 : Furuset
  • 1950 : Gamlebyen
  • 1951 : Furuset
  • 1952 : Furuset
  • 1953 : Gamlebyen
  • 1954 : Furuset
  • 1955 : Gamlebyen
  • 1956 : Gamlebyen
  • 1957 : Gamlebyen

References

External links

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