AIK IF

  • Swedish Champion 1934, 1935, 1938, 1946, 1947, 1982, 1984

The Allmänna Idrottsklubben Ishockeyförening, short or AIK AIK IF Ishockey, is an ice hockey club from Solna, Sweden, the original club was founded in 1891 in Stockholm. In 1937 the club moved to Solna, the home games of the Section Hockey but in Stockholm held either in Hovet, or large number of spectators in the Ericsson Globe, which holds up to 14,119 spectators. Since 2010, the AIK plays in the Svenska Hockey ligands, the highest league in Sweden.

  • 4.1 career
  • 4.2 season
  • 5.1 Known players

History

The Department of AIK Hockey is next to the football section, the second most successful section of the club. After a composed of Bandyspielern Swedish Ice Hockey Team could make the tournament successful at the Summer Olympics in 1920 and Fourth was the sport in Sweden and also in AIK established itself originated in 1921 a team. However, this was dissolved in 1923, but emerged in 1925 new. In the season 1929/30, she was able to rise in the first-class Elitserien and was the first time in the Swedish Cup final, which was lost against IK Göta 0-2. Above all the championships in the 1930s and 1940s could put their stamp on the team AIK. 1934 succeeded the first title, launched in 1935 defended. Up to the fifth title in 1947 AIK was seven times in the final.

Thanks to this success was AIK in 1948 of the founding members of the Allsvenskan. 1953, however, the team was relegated from the first time and changed in the following years several times between first and second league. It was not until 1961, AIK could re-establish itself in excellence. After several appearances in the championship series succeeded in 1968, the runner-up behind Brynäs IF. In the following years the team was often in the final places in the front area no longer reach.

In 1975 AIK qualifying for the single-track Elitserien and reached three years later for the first time since 1947 a final of the Swedish championship. In the first game Skellefteå AIK was beaten 5-1, the second game was lost with 2:5. Since the decision game in Scandinavium for AIK lost with 3:4, the team just was runner again. After the final round was missed in the two following years, AIK reached in 1981 again in the final. Once again, the team was defeated, Färjestad BK won three games for themselves.

1982 was AIK again in the final and met on IF Björklöven. After both teams have won two finals for themselves had to make the decision at the Scandinavium the fifth game. This could AIK win 3-2 and took 35 years after the last title win the Swedish championship. After the following year in the semifinals was terminal, AIK moved again in 1984 to the final and met local rivals Djurgårdens IF. With two wins AIK won the seventh league title in their history.

The happiness was short-lived, two years later than AIK rose again from Table from the first league. 1987 succeeded the immediate return and a year later the team was back in the championship finals, but failed in the quarterfinals at the eventual champions Djurgårdens IF. After courses in mid-table AIK increased in 1993 again. Once again succeeded the immediate return and 1997 was AIK for the first time since winning the league title again in the semifinals, but failed to Luleå HF. In the following years the team wavered between a relegation battle and final round. In 2002 the descent times but before the team had in 2004 relegated to the third division due to economic problems. As of 2005, AIK played back in the second-rate HockeyAllsvenskan and made 2010 in the Kvalserien the rise in the Elitserien.

Home ground

Most home games of AIK are held since 1970 in the Stockholm Hovet, which can accommodate more than 8,000 spectators. As of 1989, the globes were used for particularly spectator -oriented home games, which can accommodate about 14,000 spectators. The records for attendance at home games of AIK are from the period before use of Hovet, as the AIK its games in the open-air stadium Stockholms Stadion fought out. The official attendance record was set in the 1961/62 season, as 17098 spectators the game against AIK Djurgardens visited.

Achievements

  • Swedish Championship in 1934, 1935, 1938, 1946, 1947, 1982 and 1984
  • Swedish vice-champion in 1930, 1936, 1940, 1968, 1978 and 1981
  • Master of the Allsvenskan in 1987, 1994
  • Champion Division 1 2005

Well-known former players

Six players were able to win the championship three times with AIK. These are Olle Andersson, Åke Eriksson, Axel Nilsson, Erik Persson, Kurt Svanberg and Oscar Wester.

In addition, some players AIK such as Ulf Isaksson, Peter Gradin or Leif Holmqvist were part of the squad in international tournaments or changed as Mattias Norstrom, Dick Tärnström or Ulf Nilsson in the North American professional league NHL.

  • Olle Andersson
  • Niclas Backstrom
  • Åke Eriksson
  • Rikard Franzén
  • Peter Gradin
  • Leif Holmqvist
  • Ulf Isaksson
  • Miikka Kiprusoff

Locked jersey numbers

  • # 1 Leif " Honken " Holmqvist
  • # 11 Peter Gradin

Club Records

Career

Status: October 2008

Season

Women

The women's team of AIK was founded in 1998 and is now one of the most successful women's teams in Europe. For AIK won four consecutive IIHF European Women Champions Cup (2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007/ 08). In addition, the team reached the Swedish championship three times (2004, 2007 and 2009 ) and six more times, the final championship (1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005 and 2008).

Known players

Pictures of AIK IF

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